MAMA WAS A ROCK
Released: June 1974
Genre: Pop rock
Producer: Sonny Bono, Denis Pregno-lato, Michel Rubini
Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer Papa Used to Write All Her Songs is the fifth studio album by American rock duo Sonny & Cher, released in 1974 by MCA Records.
The album was released in 1973 and reached #132 on the Billboard album chart. The title track was the only single from the album, reaching #77 (in a much shorter form) on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album is largely a collection of cover songs including "I Can See Clearly Now" (originally by Johnny Nash), "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" (Neil Diamond), and "Listen to the Music" (The Doobie Brothers).
AND ROLL SINGER...
The only song written by Bono is the title track; it clocks in at over nine minutes on the album version, and was edited down to under four minutes for the single.
US Billboard 132 peak position
Never Rains in Southern California" 3:49
Love I Mean" 4:24
Singles from Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer...
"Mama Was a Rock and Roll