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Chicken Pokey Special



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Even the rhythm challenged can line dance! More people have danced to the Chicken Dance than any other tune in the last fifty years or so... imagine that for a second, and there is no need for special clothes or any virtue signaling. Wow!
Important tips for the MCs:
This opens with a quote from the Chicken Reel. MC over the top of that and get your dancers ready. Once the Chicken Dance starts it's beaks, wings, tail feathers and then claps, followed by a melody on the organ for spinning your partner or simply turning oneself around. The tempo is slow at the start, but things become faster. The piano plays on the back beats to help the dancers keep time. Cymbal work indicates when the tempo increases, point this out to the dancers so they can listen for the up-tempo warings.
This Chicken Dance folds into the 50s novelty tune The Hokey Pokey arranged for lounge jazz. The transition between the two is great opportunity to collect the dancers and... well the transition harmony in the Rhodes is insane, but effective... the tempo is easy in the Pokey. If the MC gets both arms and legs in, then behind and finishes up with the head in the Pokey, the dancers will have turned around 6 times.
Those of you without line dance experience may need to consult youtube. Have fun!
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Uploaded: Dec 25, 2017 - 04:21:00 PM
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DWL said 88 days ago (December 26th, 2017)
I rarely have fun but if I were to then this might well be the soundtrack.


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Daugrin said 87 days ago (December 27th, 2017)
Have more fun!
If you learn to line dance you will have more fun. No celebration is complete without the kiddos dancing. Celebrate more!

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DWL said 88 days ago (December 26th, 2017)
And perhaps they will appear later
but my additional comments about loving the change appear to have gone missing...
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Dadai.2 said 88 days ago (December 26th, 2017)
Needed light-hearted fun...
Always needed, seems even more this year. Thanks, Daug, for bringing fresh, original tunes here to MJ this year and the many before.

All right now - do the hokey pokey!
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Daugrin said 87 days ago (December 27th, 2017)
Hello Jack!
Feel free to use this file to spice up any festive gathering. The Chicken Dance never fails to bring a smile. Thanks for the kudos, I do try to keep the output fresh, having someone notice that is gratifying...thank you.


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KCsGROOVE said 86 days ago (December 28th, 2017)
this made me smile all the way :-)
typical music for a dutch wedding party, hehehe
Best wishes to you for 2018!
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Loob said 86 days ago (December 28th, 2017)
ooom pah pah
Thumbs up!
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Calchas said 83 days ago (December 31st, 2017)
This is hilarious!

Hopefully the polka fans here won't riot!

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ramonaji said 76 days ago (January 6th, 2018)
A genius at work
I always know you'll be worth my listening time. Always!
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Doug Somers said 45 days ago (February 7th, 2018)
The Daug is in the house
You're not related to Weird Al by any chance are you? :) This would certainly have people up and moving. Who knows - maybe it will become the next wedding standard? Could happen. I mean, it's got everything for all (or most) ages, including that lounge version of the Hokey Pokey. Nice!!
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