Way Back Wednesdays…69 Boyz: Tootsee Roll

In the spring of 1994, Jacksonville and Orlando combined to make a hit track that took the Miami Bass sound global: The 69 Boyz, which has at times comprised from 2 to 5 members, including La Shaun Van “Thrill Da Playa” Bryant, Barry “Fast” Wright, Greg “Slow” Thomas, Michael “Quick Skeet” Fisher, Reginald “Busta Nut” Gunderson, and “Rottweiler” Mike Mike, quickly took “Tootsee Roll” to the top of the charts, and spawned a worldwide dance sensation at the same time.

And in the process of doing all that, they made a hook that nobody has forgotten and can easily recite more than 25 years later: “Cotton Candy, Sweetie Gold, Let Me See Your Tootsee Roll!”.

The 69 Boyz released 3 albums between 1994 and the year 2000, then dropped their last album to date, Trunk Funk 101, in 2001; that was the only album in the Boyz’ catalog to not make an impact on the charts.

Today, the 69 Boyz are still active and historically, are given major credit for helping to put Duval on the musical map.

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Way Back Wednesdays…69 Boyz: Tootsee Roll

In the spring of 1994, Jacksonville and Orlando combined to make a hit track that took the Miami Bass sound global: The 69 Boyz, which has at times comprised from 2 to 5 members, including La Shaun Van “Thrill Da Playa” Bryant, Barry “Fast” Wright, Greg “Slow” Thomas, Michael “Quick Skeet” Fisher, Reginald “Busta Nut” Gunderson, and “Rottweiler” Mike Mike, quickly took “Tootsee Roll” to the top of the charts, and spawned a worldwide dance sensation at the same time.

And in the process of doing all that, they made a hook that nobody has forgotten and can easily recite more than 25 years later: “Cotton Candy, Sweetie Gold, Let Me See Your Tootsee Roll!”.

The 69 Boyz released 3 albums between 1994 and the year 2000, then dropped their last album to date, Trunk Funk 101, in 2001; that was the only album in the Boyz’ catalog to not make an impact on the charts.

Today, the 69 Boyz are still active and historically, are given major credit for helping to put Duval on the musical map.

Comments are closed.

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