This 1965 album by the T-Bones, a Los Angeles-based session group, predated the band's one significant hit No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In), which came out later that year and had its origins in an Alka Seltzer jingle. An album of the same name also made the charts.
The T-Bones had already released a couple of surf and hot-rod albums before Doin' the Jerk, an album that was issued to cash in on another of the seemingly endless series of dance crazes that cropped up in the '60s.
There were a couple of other albums after the T-Bones' big hit and then the group folded. However, the core members -- guitarist Don Hamilton, bassist Joe Frank Carollo and drummer Tommy Reynolds -- went on to form Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds, a trio that had a couple of big pop hits (Don't Pull Your Love (Out), Fallin' in Love) in the 1970s.
Here's a link to a sample track from Doin' the Jerk.
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Doin' the Jerk has never received a legal digital reissue and used vinyl copies tend to be pricey. However, the hit album No Matter What Shape is easy to find on CD -- and a used copy is cheap, too.
An astounding 52 T-Bones tracks (not including the Doin' the Jerk LP) are available on iTunes, but these may be sourced from vinyl, so proceed with caution.
Here are the T-Bones performing their big hit on TV. The source for this YouTube clip isn't given.