Regal Zonophone 2
A good tittyshaker is rare.
Tittyshaker is late 50s/ 60s.
It is emphasis on 45s.
Johnny Rivers -Live Whisky A-go go There were 3 or 4 different ones. One of those is quite good.
Tittyshaker can be striptease, but not necessarily. If striptease , it has to be striptease to a dirty, raucous ,brazen jazz beat, or even rockabilly, soul.... .
Is a 50s/ 60s lp/45 with picture of a woman twirling tassels from falsies automatically "tittyshaker" genre? (You ask, eagerly.)
The answer is...NO!
Could be exotica. Could be simply belly-dancing music.
It could be surf guitars & farfisa, nasty r&b, sexploitation sleaze soundtrack. It could fuse to mod.
Its Go-go girl-lathered Shindig program of the 60s and Boogaloo.
Blaring horns make for good titty as do totally silly, cheesy sound effects (like Trashmen laughter).
Titty encorporates many and all genres.
It is a tiny, select genre that uses pretty well all - except Prog & classical & Gregorian chant (secular musics) & Armenian sheep-shearing music.
(Wallace would think) Armenian sheep-shearing music can never be tittyshaker.
Titty is outrageous, lasciviousness, goodtime party music.
Not necessarily so, but in Wallace-bird's fantasyworld it is less Twiggy go-go girl and more mature, proturberant Russ Meyerish woman bumping n' grinding to infectious, in-your-face beat.
Stepping back in time, Princiepoos would not be caught dead in a true tittyshaker atmosphere/venue.
His Nibs would be too afraid of the rampant excess.
His Nibs would cower from the fierceness of it.
For some tittyshaker is only good as vicarious pleasure. Or in small absinthe-sips of decadence..
Can you think of any UK titty?