Mashed Potato Time (1962)

Dee Dee Sharp

It's Mashed Potato Time
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Dione LaRue became Dee Dee Sharp overnight when her producers changed her name to better fit with her upcoming release, “Mashed Potato Time.” They literally thought the name was sharper.

Sharp had worked her way up through singing in Philadelphia churches to back up singer for the likes of Jackie Wilson and Frankie Avalon and eventually to a duet in “Slow Twistin’” with the then-megastar, Chubby Checker.

“Mashed Potato Time” maintains its position as one of the greatest Rock-N-Roll dance tunes of all time.