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Doin' Mickey's Monkey


Download links and information about Doin' Mickey's Monkey by The Miracles. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 28:09 minutes.

Artist: The Miracles
Release date: 1963
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 11
Duration: 28:09
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No. Title Length
1. Mickey's Monkey (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:45
2. Dance What You Wanna 2:45
3. Wah-Watusi 2:38
4. The Twist 2:28
5. Dancin' Holiday 2:14
6. Land of 1000 Dances 2:26
7. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying (Single Version) 2:38
8. The Monkey Time 2:51
9. The Groovy Thing 2:43
10. Twist and Shout (Single Version) 2:03
11. Do You Love Me 2:38



Motown attempts to cash in on the Miracles' hit "Mickey's Monkey" by releasing an album of dance tunes, resulting in a fair to middling collection. "I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying," with its call and response opening, shuffling beat, and hot sax break by Thomas "Beans" Bowles, is a gem, as is the Bo Diddley-inspired title cut about a cat named Mickey from out of town. Smokey's self-written "Groovy Thing" is nice filler, but nothing spectacular. Their renditions of dance classics made popular by others — Major Lance, the Orlons Chris Kenner, the Isley Brothers, the Contours — are not as compelling as the originals. The huge cartoon character portraying a goofy-looking monkey named Mickey on the cover made this LP a favorite with kids.