RATTLE SHAKIN' MAMA, MEL McGONNIGLE
This may or not be a background story about Mel McGonnigle... Way back in 1958 when he just turned 18 years old, he borrowed $35.00 to rent one hour of a recording studio in Boston Ma for the simple purpose of recording a demo. He walked in with a back up trio, known at the time as Ricky Coyne and The Guitar Rockers, and halfway through the session Mel was asked by a producer if his songs were original. Assured that they were, he told Mel that he wanted to put the songs on a label, but Ricky and his boys could not be included, and he wanted to get it done that same evening. Because Mel was underage at the time, his father had to sign the contractal agreement, and from 6PM to Midnight the A and B sides were cut. "Rattle Shakin' Mama" (the A side) is still downloaded today both in the U.S. and Europe. An original 45RPM is deemed by collectors to be worth between $400-$800 depending on condition... "and" ... forty five years after it was originally recorded, Rockin
Ryan and The Goners a group on the west coast in The U.S. released their version of the song in 2003. Now... at 70 years of age... Mel's about to record 4 more retro type originals titled "Daddy Lobo", "Mean Evil Woman", "Ruby Lee" and "Sammy". When asked why he was going to do it at his age, he answered with a question which was,"Why the heck not???"
RATTLE SHAKIN' MAMA
You don't like rock 'n' roll, you little Hounddog you
Well, the Chicken and the Hawk set my up and away
Well now, Honey Hush you don't move like a cool Maybellene
Well, I hope some day, Baby Doll, you return to me
Rattle shakin' mama, rattle shakin' mama
Songtitles of other rock 'n' roll songs in italics, did I miss any?