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Q: Gene, Gene the dancing machine ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Gene, Gene the dancing machine
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: snappy0600-ga
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Posted: 02 Jan 2005 18:07 PST
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Question ID: 450650
i'm looking for the the title and music used on the gong show for the
segment known as gene, gene the dancing machine.
Subject: Re: Gene, Gene the dancing machine
Answered By: markj-ga on 02 Jan 2005 18:55 PST
snappy0600 --

Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine, danced on "The Gong Show" to Count
Basie's famous version of "Jumping at the Woodside."

Here are several sources for that information:

"Apart from the Popsicle Twins ? two teenage girls who gave inspired
blowjobs to Popsicles ? my favorite part of The Gong Show was Gene
Gene the Dancing Machine. Barris would reel back, funkay cap pulled
down over his eyes, and spit-shout, "GENE! GENE! THE DANCING
MACHINE!!" and out came his friend Gene Patton, who'd dance around to
Count Basie's 'Jumpin' at the Woodside.'"

L.A. Weekly: A Considerable Town: Encounters: Confessions of a
Dangerous Fan, by Dave Shulman (1/03)

"The most endearing of the Gong Show?s many ?fake? acts was of course
stagehand Gene Patton, aka Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, immortalized
for dancing onstage to Count Basie?s 'Jumpin? at the Woodside.' ?

Extended Playhouse: Themes From TV Game Shows: More Stuff 

Here's a link to an actual audio file of the Gong Show bit with Gene,
Gene, the Dancing Machine: Gong Show Sounds

Finally, just so you can confirm for yourself that what you heard at
the last linked site was "Jumping at the Woodside," here is a link to
an audio clip of a Basie recording of the song: Count Basie: Complete Decca Recordings (Disk 2, Track 14)

Search Strategy:

The following Google search led me to the information:

"the dancing machine" "danced to"

Having found the information, I then confirmed it by finding other
corroborating sources using the following search terms:

"the dancing machine" woodside

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