When I went to the Cat House on the Kings fundraiser on May 3, Jim and I stayed at a hotel in Visalia on Friday night. Early Saturday morning I went for a walk and found a beautiful 1961 Dodge Polara at the end of the hotel parking lot:
The Dodge Polara was introduced in 1960 as Dodge’s top-of-the-line, full size car. I will have more about this specific car in an upcoming post because its history is unique.
For today’s Music on Mondays, though, I thought we would enjoy songs about cars. After all, I do live in Southern California where people have an insane love affair with the automobile. Personally, I prefer the trains….
Since there are so many songs about cars, especially from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, we’ll stick with the 1950s today and save the others for future Music on Mondays posts. All of these songs are in my music collection.
“Hot Rod Race,” Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan, 1950
“Rocket 88,” Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, 1951
This song is actually Ike Turner’s first recording albeit
attributed to Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats.
Brenston did sing lead on it. “Rocket 88”
also is a contender for “first rock and roll record.”
“No Money Down,” Chuck Berry & His Combo, 1955
“Bring My Cadillac Back,” Baker Knight & The Knightmares, 1956
“Pink Cadillac,” Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm, 1956
“Transfusion,” Nervous Norvus, 1956
“You Can’t Catch Me,” Chuck Berry, 1956
“Hot Rod,” The Collins Kids, 1957
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