ROCKET 88 was recorded in 1951 by Ike Turner and sung by Jackie Brenston. Ike later said, “Man we were just tryin to put together something to get gas to get back home.” Great song, but an obvious updated knock-off of Joe Liggins...
HAVANA MOON might’ve been Chuck Berry’s slowest and sexiest song. Using a witty Jamaican patois and sultry ballad lyrics it was a favorite of some of the dirty shaggers during the 50s at the Myrtle Beach pavilion. And Rubberlegs was the dirtiest of them all. Arrested every Saturday night for "dirty dancin" this was his favorite song.
Me still alone, me sip de rum.
Me wonder when de boat she come.
To bring me love, oh sweet little thing.
She rock n roll, she dance n sing.
She hold me tight, she touch me lips.
Me eyes she close, me heart she flip.