JERK / 180GR. / 750 NUMBERED CPS ON RED COLOURED VINYL
The Capitols were an American, Detroit, Michigan-based soul trio,
widely known in 1966 for their Billboard hit single "Cool Jerk". After
playing predominantly small gigs, they were discovered by former Ann
Arbor radio DJ Ollie McLaughlin after performing at a local dance.
The mid-1960s saw many dance crazes; one of the most popular ones was
a dance called "the jerk". Seeking to capitalize on the popularity of
the dance, and dance songs in general, The Capitols member Donald
Storball wrote the song "Cool Jerk", which was later recorded in Detroit
with Motown house band The Funk Brothers. The single was released late
March 1966 and became a hit, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ever since, it has been used in many movie soundtracks, including More American Graffiti, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Madagascar 3. The group released eight additional singles after "Cool Jerk".
So, let's crank up the stereo and Dance The Cool Jerk!
Dance The Cool Jerk is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red coloured vinyl.