The melody for MY PRAYER, a #1 hit by the Platters in 1956 was once a French song, Avant de Mourir.
One of the forgotten dance crazes was also the best selling R&B record of 1949. THE HUCKLEBUCK, a jive version of the Hokey Pokey, was made famous by Paul Williams. Check out the lyrics. You push you partner out, then you hunch your back, start a little movement in your sacro-illiac, wiggle like an eel, waddle like a duck, that’s the way you do it when you do the hucklebuck.