Edited by Azizi Powell
This post is a continuation of the pancocojams' post "The History Of The Electric Slide" http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/02/history-of-electric-slide.html
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELECTRIC SLIDE
The Electric Boogie is a song that was written by Jamaican Reggae artist Bunny Wailer. That song was first recorded in 1976 by Bunny Wailer & Marcia Griffiths and was released again in 1989 by Marcia Griffiths.
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Slide, "The Electric aka The Electric Slide is a four wall line dance set to the Marcia Griffiths' song "Electric Boogie" and created by choreographer Ric Silver created the dance in 1976.
In the United States, the Electric Slide is a highly participatory dance. When that record comes on at weddings, parties, and other social gatherings, the expectation is that a lot of people, regardless of gender or age, will come on to the dance floor and join in that danc.anyone who wants to join in that dance. It should be noted that the Electric Slide isn't just a feature at African American social gatherings, but is also done by White Americans and Americans of other races & ethnicities. While the Electric Slide dance was first done to Marcia Griffiths' "Electric Boogie", particularly among African Americans the 1986 record "Candy" by the Funk group Cameo appears to be the record that is most often played for that dance. This is due in part to that 1986 record being used for the Electric Slide scene at the end of the American movie "The Best Man" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168501/. A video of that scene is given below as Example #1.
(These videos are presented in no ranking order.)
Video #1: Terrence Howard in dance scene 'The Best Man'
kiowasioux1980,Published on Jul 24, 2012
Terrence Howard cutting the rug in this dance scene 3 3 3
"Electric Slide" to the song "Candy" by Cameo.
Video #2 - It's Electric.... Slide to Classic R&B
Uploaded by davistheband5 on Jan 6, 2011
Davis Family Band motivates physical activity through music and dance.
Electric Slide is contagious...
Video #3: No Joke! 103-year old grandma does the Electric Slide. Better than you
Uploaded by BEEBOB3 on Oct 26, 2009
Grandma Mary struts her stuff at great grand son's wedding. She still can move on the dance floor
Video #4: Electric Slide
DianeSL, Uploaded on Aug 24, 2007
Big guests and little guests do the Electric Slide dance!
The group dance that is done in the beginning of this video is the Cha Cha Slide. The Electric Slide begins at 3:12. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/02/wooble-other-line-dance-videos.html for a pancocojams post that includes a video of the Cha Cha Slide.
Video #5: The Best Dance - Electric Slide At Six Flags
Uploaded by raychey69 on Jul 2, 2009
this is my cousin james. he decided to join in and do the electric slide at Marine world. and added his own flavour into it. this guy has no shame. i tried my best too:D Me and my brother are vistors from australia.Camera man is my brother Michael
Click this post on my Zumalayah blog for videos of The Electric Slide In The USA, The Caribbean, And In Africa http://zumalayah.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-electric-slide-in-usa-caribbean-and.html
"The Electric Slide" was also performed during the Flash Mob that was held in Times Square, New York, in tribute to Don Cornelius and the long running SoulTrain music & dance television show.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/02/soul-train-line-formation-video.html for 2.33-2.47 of the video "Soul Train" flash mob tribute to Don Cornelius - New York
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