Vinyl vg, cover vg, Promotional LP produced by Jimi Hendrix
Cat Mother And The All-Night Newsboys – The Street Giveth.. And The Street Taketh Away
Label:Polydor – 24-4001
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues
Style: Garage Rock, Fusion, Funk
A1 Good Old Rock 'N Roll 3:05 A2 Favors 3:25 A3 Charlie's Waltz 3:39 A4 How I Spent My Summer 3:50 A5 Marie 3:34 A6 Probably Won't 4:47 B1 Can You Dance To It? 4:54 B2 Bramble Bush 5:00 B3 Bad News 3:09 B4 Boston Burglar 3:42 B5 Tracks In "A" 9:35
Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys was co-founded by Roy Michaels (b. February 25, 1942) and Bob Smith (b. July 7, 1942) in the fall of 1967. Michaels had previously been playing with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay in the Au Go Go Singers, prior to the formation of Buffalo Springfield. Initial members 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. Jay Ungar was also initially associated with the group, on violin, and rejoined the group for their second album. Core band membership consisted of Michaels, Smith and Equine.
The band's popularity in New York grew during 1967 and 1968, through regular appearances at the Cafe Wha?, which led to an engagement as the house band at New York's Electric Circus.
The band was particularly notable for its rock and roll medley "Good Old Rock 'n' Roll", a Top 40 hit in the summer of 1969, reaching no. 21 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Chart, and which also ranked Number 35 in the "Top 50 Songs from the Summer of 1969"
The single and the band's first album, The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away, were produced by Jimi Hendrix. The association with Hendrix came through the band meeting him in New York City. Cat Mother was initially managed by Michael Jeffrey, who also managed Hendrix.