The Applejacks (US band)

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The Applejacks were a group of American studio musicians led by Dave Appell (March 24, 1922 – November 18, 2014), a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They released singles on Cameo Records. Their biggest hit was the instrumental "Mexican Hat Rock", a Top 20 hit in the U.S. in 1958.


  • "Mexican Hat Rock" (1958) U.S. #16
  • "Rocka-Conga" (1959) U.S. #38
    Early releases of "Rocka-Conga" were pressed as "Rocka-Tonga"
  • "Bunny Hop" (1959) U.S. #70