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Subject: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: Henk on 05/09/10 at 9:47 am

Anyone remember the Bump? It was a primarily 1970s fad dance first introduced by Johnny Spruce wherein the main move of the dance is to lightly "bump" hips on every other main beat of the music. As the dance (and the evening) progressed, the bumping could become more intimate, bumping hip to backside, low bending, etc. It seems to me the Bump reached the peak of its popularity in 1975/1976, with various artists recording songs to go with the dance. They rarely managed to reach the international charts, though, with one noticeable exception:

Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) – Joe Tex


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6k5RbP402U


But of course there were others, like these ones:

The Bump – Kenny


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1NK85Z_uiU


Bump Me Baby – Dooley Silverspoon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbNva0qE93A


Lady Bump – Penny McLean


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouDgALzL3Co


Baby Do You Wanna Bump – Boney M

(You have to crank up the volume for this one!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWtw62LoVY


Anyone got videos/comments to add? I’m curious…

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: Henk on 05/09/10 at 10:06 am

Two more that you really need to hear…

The Big Bear Bump – Ronnie & The Big Bear

Dutch boy Ronnie (Latum) was only 13 years old at the time.
The voice of the Big Bear is created by Willem Duin, of Mouth & MacNeal fame.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Hk3QikhaI


Boogie Bump Boogie – The Undisputed Truth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fTkxNAALug

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: ladybug316 on 05/09/10 at 3:08 pm

I remember the dance, but I didn't know any of these songs!  They're all so dated and funny to me.  ;D

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: karen on 05/09/10 at 8:16 pm

The one I really remember is The Bump by Kenny.  I also recognised Ain't Gonna Bump No More.

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: gumbypiz on 05/10/10 at 4:09 am

I was only 8-9 years old "butt" I remember doing the bump, a.k.a. "the butt" back then. It was fun and funny at the same time. I don't think it was a national craze or fad, just fun.
Don't forget:
Jimmy Castor's - The Bertha Butt Boogie, a great "bump" song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki8u8G2WZbI

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: Paul on 05/10/10 at 6:48 am

It went through a two-week burst of popularity, before people started to realise that it could lead to dislocated hips if performed a little exuberantly...

The most well-known example in Britain (Kenny's 'The Bump') started off as a Bay City Rollers 'B'-side!

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: Henk on 05/10/10 at 4:17 pm


I was only 8-9 years old "butt" I remember doing the bump, a.k.a. "the butt" back then. It was fun and funny at the same time. I don't think it was a national craze or fad, just fun.
Don't forget:
Jimmy Castor's - The Bertha Butt Boogie, a great "bump" song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki8u8G2WZbI


Thank you very much for posting that song. I'm sure I've never heard it before, but now I finally know where Les Adams (aka L.A. Mix) got his sample! ;D ;)

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/13/10 at 6:11 pm

The Bump - what a fun dance!

I liked it - it was easy to do, even for a nervous dancer like me.

It also tended to elicit a laugh...  :)

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/16/10 at 11:56 am

There was a drawing made by a woman who rented an apartment we had on the back of our house. It was me & 3 of my sisters doing the bump and she entitled it "The ____ Bump" (with our last name.) I wonder if that drawing still exist or if it was lost to the ages.  :(




Cat

Subject: Re: The Bump – a 1970’s craze.

Written By: Brigitte on 05/20/10 at 10:03 pm

I remember "Lady Bump" (had a good laugh) I do remember this dance getting a little too rough though, I think SLAM DANCING started from this! Ouch!

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