Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2019 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 28 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Jennie Lee” by Jan and Arnie (1959)
Jennie Lee (real name: Virginia Lee Hicks) was an exotic dancer famous for her twirling tassels. The band saw her perform at the Follies Burlesk theater in Los Angeles, and decided to write a song about her. The “bomp bomp bomp” chant that can be heard throughout the song was inspired by what the audience sang while she was on stage.
2018: not on survey, Highest Ranking: First year on survey
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 28 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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