Chris Kenner was born in 1929 and after serving a three year prison sentence at the infamous Angola prison, Kenner died in 1976 age 46 of a heart attack.. Land of 1,000 dances was recorded in 1962 by Instant Records of New Orleans. The original recording starts with a spoken introduction, which was omitted when the recording was released. Sometimes Fats Domino is mentioned as a co-writer, although he is not credited on the Sue release. This was a private arrangement to get Domino to record the song in return for half of the royalties. The pianist on “Dances” is probably Allen Toussaint.
Chart position US No. 77, 1962
Photo of Chris Kenner: Chucky G | 14493
Updated 8 August 2016