Song of the day: Town Criers – "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut"

I’m not keen on the sentiment (it is rather impolite), but I love that blues riff:

Town Criers – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1965)

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If you’re familiar with the song, you may bemoan the version I chose (as in: “Oh, Peter, how could you? It’s a great song! And that’s such a wimpy version!”). That particular version is here because it’s performed by an Australian band. (It’s the only Australian one I could find. There may be more, but I ain’t found ’em.)

Never fear, though. Here are some groovier versions:

The Pretty Things – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1965)

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[From a non-male perspective]
The Delmonas – “Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1986 – yes, 1986)

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And here’s quite possibly the grooviest version of all:

Bo Diddley – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1964)

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One Response to Song of the day: Town Criers – "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut"

  1. Dr. Keats says:

    “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” was a staple for Aussie garage R & B bands in the 60's – the best known Aussie version was done by the Missing Links, and appeared on their one and only album (along with a backwards version titled H'Toum Tuhs)…

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