Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys

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Name =Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys


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Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys was an American musical group from New York City.

They had a Top 40 hit in the Summer of 1969 with 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 Perkins and "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 violin and 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)

External links

* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wnj9keft7q7c Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys] at Allmusic


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