Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys
Infobox Musical artist
Name =Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys
New York City
Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys was an American musical group from
New York City.
They had a
Top 40hit in the Summerof 1969with the rock and roll" Good Old Rock'n'Roll" which included cover versions of " 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 Perkinsand " Party Doll" by Buddy Knox. The single and the band's first album, " The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away", were produced by Jimi Hendrix.
The members of the band were Bob Smith on vocals, keyboards and drums, Roy Michaels on vocals and
bass guitar, William David "Charlie" Chin on vocals and guitar, Larry Packer on guitar and violinand Michael Equine on drums and guitar.
Popular songs included: "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away", "Strike a Match and Light Another", and "Cat Mother".
They released four albums in all:
*1968 "The Street Giveth... and the Street Taketh Away" - Featuring the above lineup.
*1970 "Albion Doo-Wah" - Added to the above lineup were
Jay Ungar( violin, mandolin, guitar, & vocals), Paul Johnson (guitar), and special guest Lyndon Lee Hardy (vocals on two songs)
*1972 "Cat Mother" - Charlie Prichard (lead &
slide guitar), Steve Davidson ( congas, & percussion), Michaels, Smith, & Equine
*1973 "Last Chance Dance" - Michaels, Smith, Equine, Davidson, & Charlie Harcourt (guitar,
harmonica, & vocals)
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