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.

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Your Comments:

mallory ( says:
yay do the hustle dodododododo....that's the music to it......heh (11-18-2004)

drew says:
don't care much bout the hustle....but calanea..i'm yr guy (11-17-2004)

bob says:
can we have the new new york huslte? (11-15-2004)

Mad Dr. Matt ( says:
I was going to say the "Hustle" was the last great gasp for the dance craze thing, but then strains of the "Macarana" came swimming up in my memory in fun-house fashion. ***Shutter*** Remember all those great dance crazes? Yeah - you there with a AARP card! They had the Watusi, the Twist, the Mash-Potatoes, the Frug, the Hula-hoop, The Dirty-Dog, the Sharp-Turnout, the Aqua-Velva, the Locomotion in the sixties and the Britol Walk and Conga Lines in the fifties and the Jitterbug in the forties, and the Charlston, Tengo and Mambo in the teens and twenties and the Waltz in the 1700's (Scandalous!) and the Minuet in the 1600's and Morris Dancing in 1500's ("bring the torch!"). And - of course - the Aboriginal Peoples of the world have been doing assorted dance crazes for tens of thousand of years. "Hey Gorg! Let save up our clam shells and learn how to do the T-Rex!"

I always wondered if the "Hustle" had anything to do with Pete Rose? I mean, the guy had alot of hustle didn't he? And they used to call him "Charlie Hustle" - right? (I thought his name.. was... Pete...) Now - I'd pay MONEY to see Pete Rose DO the "Hustle" !!! And I'm sure Pete would lay you ODDS in Vegas on that.

Hall of Fame!

Hall of Fame!

Hall of Fame!

Hall... (11-10-2004)

hustle-maestro ( says:
i love the hustle!!!!!!!!!!, i am also 56, i can remember the days when the hustle was the thang to do, we would walk the streets of hexham with a "boom-box"(sound box is what we used to call it back then) while having "dance-off's" we were ahead of our time and didnt have a care in the world...those were the days (11-10-2004)

the sheriff ( says:
where the fuck are my dance instructions you bastards and/or whores. i payed for instructions...well i might not of payed but i spent over 1 minute of my life lookin for this website and i still want my fuckin dance moves

p.s.i had your mum (11-10-2004)

Shaggy ( says:
Hustle rocks!!!!! yeah but i agree with the person who asks were the instructions are
you whores, thanks anyway

DO THE HUSTLE! (11-10-2004)

David ( says:
Calanea, I need an assistant, come see me at! (11-09-2004)

kristin says:
do the hustle!!! (11-07-2004)

Maggie says:
Yay! Do the hustle! hustle hustle hustle! yay! (11-06-2004)

Calanea says:
I' looking fora guy.
I've had 18 boob jobs !
Please! ! haven't had sex in hours.
I'm not looking for a boyfriend, I just wat one one to fuck wih!

Ashley says:
I hate the world. (11-04-2004)

KERRY & EDWARDS IN '04! says:
VOTE KERRY/EDWARDS! (10-27-2004)

what the fuck says:

White Man says:
Hey Rosie Perez, don't even be pullin that Garfield artist crap on me! Evedently you failed to notice me and Travlota on the dance floor doin our thang! (10-15-2004)

jim davis says:
the puerto ricans do the hustle the best! blacks come in second and whites come in last.. (10-15-2004)

Joli ( says:
I am really feeling hustled now. Hassled & hustled. These how-to things just ain't my thang. (10-12-2004)

. says:
He "had sex", your mother did not charge me near that much. (09-27-2004)

i_had_sex! ( says:
ooh man, i found this hot whore right? and she said it would be $12.99 so i had some great sex, i was lovin it, it's lasted 2 and ahalf hours until i climaxed! (09-27-2004)

fuck_u_all ( says:
hustle is extinct (09-27-2004)

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