Land of 1000 Dances
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With "Land of 1000 Dances (Naa, Na, Na, Na, Naa)," L.A.'s Cannibal & the Headhunters had one of the great party hits of the '60s. It hit number 30 on the charts and inspired one of Wilson Pickett's finest covers. The group never followed it up with any hits, but their album, 1965's Land of 1000 Dances on Rampart, is a lost classic, one of the strongest you are likely to hear from a mid-'60s "party" band. Backed by musicians borrowed from the cream of the city's Latin groups like Thee Midniters and the Premiers, the group runs through a selection of contemporary hits like the Temptations' "My Girl," Junior Walker's "Shotgun," and the Ad Libs' "The Boy from New York City" and a handful of originals composed by the band and fellow members of the Rampart Records family like Chick Carlton and Larry Tamblyn. The covers are fun and energetic, but the originals like "Strange World," a powerful ballad led by Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia's yearning lead, the stomping brown-eyed soul shouter "Don't Let Her Go," and "The Fat Man," a loose frat rocker with some wild harmonica, demonstrate what an exciting and fun band they were. The only fault with the album is that the group never followed it up.
Formed: Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '60s
Top Albums and Songs by Cannibal And The Headhunters
||Land of 1000 Dances||Land of 1000 Dances - Songs of the 60's||2:13||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Land of 1000 Dances||Best of the 60s & 70s, Vol. 1||2:20||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Land of 1000 Dances||U.S. Hits - the Best of Vol 1||2:20||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Nau Ninny Nau||Land of 1000 Dances||2:26||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Land of 1000 Dances (Naa, Na, Na, Na, Naa)||Land of 1000 Dances||2:34||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||The Boy from New York City||Land of 1000 Dances||3:19||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||My Girl||Land of 1000 Dances||2:58||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Don't Let Her Go||Land of 1000 Dances||2:26||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Searchin'||Land of 1000 Dances||2:44||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Out of Sight||Land of 1000 Dances||2:06||0,99 €||View In iTunes|