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Do The Hustle

Learn the latest dance craze with New York Hustle Inc.!

Want to do the Hustle? If you were lucky enough to live in New York or LA during the 70's, you might have had the opportunity to learn from a professional instructor and even visit a real discotheque. For the rest of the country, however, vinyl was the answer. Records like this (and there were dozens of them) brought the Hustle to dime stores and supermarkets everywhere.

I love this two-disc record from "New York Hustle Incorporated" because it's got everything you need: generic disco music, rambling dance instructions delivered by a pair of guys with almost comic New York accents, and plenty of photographs of happy couples in ridiculous 70's garb demonstrating the steps.

Can you really learn a dance from a record like this? I tried it a number of times, and could never get more than two or three minutes into the first track without everyone cracking up. Still, I can just see a teenager in Des Moines studying this record religiously in an attempt to become the next John Travolta. It probably worked, too.

Do The Hustle
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Songs:

American Hustle (Real Audio) Is this how Travolta started?

See Also: Disco Noel, Polka Disco

Your Comments:

Ron Burns (rjburns@spectranet.ca) says:
I have this album. I am willing to sell to best offerer. I have just about all the albums listed on this site. My contact information is included. Ron Burns 550 CHILDS DR MILTON,ONTARIO,CANADA L9T 3P3 1-(905)-876-3245 (08-06-2001)

John Michael Davison (jdavison@speakeasy.org) says:
A disco dance instruction album featuring the same narrator as the one on _Do_the_Hustle_ was sampled by Pirates of the Caribbean for the dance track "Rumba" (circa 1994) on Strictly Rhythm records. Worth seeking. (07-25-2001)

Roman Pativ says:
Although I hated disco, my first wife loved to dance. So I would on occasion find myself on the track lit floor, a fog machine pumping, with mirrored globe spinning overhead -desperately trying to shake my groove thang. Unfortunately white boys like me have no groove thang. (07-08-2001)

The Lone Beatnik (cujoe76@yahoo.com) says:
Reminds me of why I hated disco and dancing. Maybe if Ethel Merman was on this record, it would be a double flop! God, this record's horrible. What about the bronx accent? "It really has become the craze. Everybody UP!" (06-14-2001)

jonny (jonny@psychedelicado.com) says:
yeah, cool animation - I have to crack out my killer joe piro discotheque albums and do some of that! (05-30-2001)

ole (olings@hotmail.com) says:
Ehem..Why didn't Don Martin design the cover art here??Now,where was I suppose to "tap" the next time?On his marbles...? Did you know by the way that Travolta now has the license to 7(seven)different types of jet-planes!! That guy has really been around the block since HE din't have to buy this record. (09-13-2000)

robert says:
i actually HAVE a copy of this record. :p (04-26-2000)

MB (mrblumeany@hotmail.com) says:
Don't you know!?! The hustle is making a comeback! I wouldn't kid about something like that. I've actually been places where people pay to learn it! (04-25-2000)

SueBri says:
My legs are tied in a knot!!!!!argHHHHHHHHHHHH! (06-24-1999)

lance (ljglasser@home.com) says:
excellent piece on retro dancing,i was loaded and missed it the first time so this was a good refresher. (03-20-1999)

Sir Droopy Drawers says:
One decade's dance craze is another decade's sexual harassment law suit. Please excuse me, my asylum awaits for me.... (02-15-1999)

Gary Travolta says:
I love your little Hustle animation Frank! Really very helpful, although I kept waiting for the woman's shirt to come magically unbuttoned (and rebuttoned) just like the man's! No such luck, but oh well, I'm thrilled to have been a part of the new Hustlemania! (02-01-1999)






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