WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Shake, Rattle And Roll - April 21, 2004

The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. Today's program featured songs that include shake, rattle, and/or roll in the song title.


  • "Milk Shake" by the rock and roll instrumental group Johnny & the Hurricanes was included on their 1960 album "Stormsville" (Warwick W-2010). Johnny & the Hurricanes are best known for their 1959 hit, "Red River Rock," a rock version of "Red River Valley."
  • "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan featured Al Kooper (later of Blood, Sweat & Tears) on organ.
  • "What Did They Do Before Rock 'N' Roll" as performed by Paul Petersen was included on his 1965 (?) album "Lollipops And Roses" (Colpix CP-429). Paul Petersen was a child actor who was a Mouseketeer and played "Jeff Stone" on "The Donna Reed Show" (1958-1966).
  • "Rattled" was written by Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty who, in the late 1980s, formed the supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys (best known for the dreamy 1988 hit "Handle With Care"). Detroit-born Johnny Powers was a rockabilly rocker from the 1950s who is still performing today. "Rattled" was first released as a limited edition CD single (with George Clinton, b/w "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go").
  • "Shake" as performed by Sam Cooke was also a chart hit for Otis Redding in 1967.
  • "Shake A Tail Feather" as covered by Ray Charles was a chart hit for the Five Du-Tones (#51/1963) and James & Bobby Purify (#25/1967). The Ray Charles version of "Shake A Tail Feather" was included on the soundtrack of the 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers."
  • "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star" as covered by the Royal Guardsmen was a chart hit for the Byrds (#29/1967). "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star" was included on the 1967 Royal Guardsmen album "The Royal Guardsmen" (Laurie LLP-2039). The Royal Guardsmen are best known for their many songs about the "Peanuts" cartoon beagle Snoopy.
  • "Rattler" by the Seekers was included on their 1967 album "Seekers Seen In Green" (Capitol KAO-2821). The Seekers are best known for their 1967 hit "Georgy Girl" which was the title song from the movie starring Lynn Redgrave.

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