THE JUKEBOX: The Newest Shuffle

Give me two up, two back, now hit the Big M. Erase it and back into the Madison.

This baffling exhortation is part of the caller's spiel for a new dance known as "the Madison." Deejays and pressagents argue endlessly about whether its name derives from the familiar avenue in the Negro section of Baltimore, a Detroit ballroom, or a bar in Cleveland, but whatever its origin, the Madison was showing signs last week of developing into the biggest dance craze since the Big Apple.

The Madison began to show up in the Negro sections of Midwestern cities about seven months...

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