Bumble and the Stingers that reached number 23 in the U. Bumble and the Stingers, with Ernie Freeman on piano. InFowley secured the copyright to an arrangement of the march from Tchaikovsky 's ballet The Nutcracker and took this to local entrepreneur and pianist H. Barnum recorded it as by "Jack B. Nimble and the Quicks" on the small Del Rio label. However, when Rod Pierce of Rendezvous Records heard it, he convinced Fowley that his label could do a better version with their own band.
A new recording was arranged, but on the Five Feet High And Rising - Johnny Cash - Greatest Hits Volume 1, Ernie Freeman, who had played piano on "Bumble Boogie", did not appear, apparently due to heavy partying the night before. According to Hazan, "Rod decided Nutrocker - Emerson record the first take while I was still trying to practice the piece with the other Match Box - The Beatles - Best The Beatles - Vol.
4. Because I was so rushed to learn 'Nut Rocker', I was not happy at all with my performance on that first take. However, in spite of my asking Rod to let me do it over again, he said he liked it just fine the way it was. The song is a fast, lively track that is purely instrumental and was the band's biggest hit. It was reissued in in the UK, and again made the charts No.
At the time of its original release in the UK, the BBC had a policy of banning records which parodied classical music. The song is used as the theme tune for the Stock Rod racing formula on many of the UK's short oval car racing circuits. The song was used as a soundtrack in the second season of Greek comedy television series I andres den iparhoun pia Men no longer existwith Hristos Valavanidis and Filippos Sofianos in on Mega Channel.
The single reached 70 on the U. Billboard Hot  and 92 on U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. London: Guinness World Records Limited. Bumble And The Stingers". Retrieved The Independent. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles. Lake & Palmer - Nutrocker / The Great Gates Of Kiev Cash Box Singles Charts, Hoffmann 's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Nutrocker - Emerson with unsourced statements from April Namespaces Article Talk.