Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2018 Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on Saturday, December 29 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Bristol Stomp” by The Dovells (1961)
Written in 1961 by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, two executives with the Cameo-Parkway record label, the song is about teenagers who were dancing a new step called “The Stomp” at Good Will Hose Company dances in Bristol. It refers to Bristol, Pennsylvania, a blue collar suburb of Philadelphia.
2017: #65, Highest Ranking: #65 (2017)
Come back each day as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here. Then join host Alan Seltzer on”The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown on a special five-hour show Saturday, December 30 at 7 PM until midnight. Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island, by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app. or the 88.1 FM button on the WCWP app for Android or iPhones. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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