That Good Old Rock and Roll

Album: The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away (1969)
Charted: 21

Songfacts®:

  • Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys were a New York Rock band that formed in 1967, a time when excessively long band names were in vogue - so much so that The Beatles mocked the trend with their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away was their first album, and it was produced by Jimi Hendrix. The band opened for Hendrix on tour, and released 3 more albums.
  • This song is a medley of '50s Pop hits: "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry, "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard, "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins and "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox. It was the group's only hit. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 26, 1969, Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys performed "Good Old Rock 'n Roll" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #25 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the following week it would peak at #21 {for 1 week} and it spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    It was track one of side one on the group's debut album, 'The Street Giveth.. And The Street Taketh Away', as noted above the album was produced by Jimi Hendrix...
    Sadly, the group's two co-founders have passed away; Bob Smith at the young age of 49 in 1991 and Roy Michaels in 2008 at age 66...
    May they both R.I.P.
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