The Ray Bryant Combo / It’s madison time (1959)
Between the late 50s and early 60s, more and more rhythms kept appearing unceasingly: dog, bird, pony, monkey, jerk, scratch, heebie jeebie, hoochie kootchie, and so on. One of them that became all the rage was Madison.
Here you have a song picked from the awesome soundtrack of the film Hairspray, which was produced by John Waters in 1988. Its author, Ray Bryant, was an American jazz pianist and composer. He was born in Philadelphia, and before he came of age he was accompanying musicians as Miles Davis. Later, he became independent and formed his own trio, The Ray Bryant Combo.