Nightclubs: What's on First?

"Take the basic position of the Boston Monkey. Bob and weave your head and move your hips in a groovin' manner." Now you're doing the Philly Dog.

For those who need them, these instructions are supplied along with each copy of the record Philly Dog, released two months ago by a Memphis group called the Mar-Keys. Those who need them might also need to be told how to take the basic position of the Boston Monkey, but if they do they're nowhere. For in the frenzied world of the discotheque, where a dance is old while it's still new, only...

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