Legendary Michigan Songs

24.) Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly

Artist Name: Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels
Year Inducted: 2008

"Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly" (F. Long, M. Stevenson, J. Marascalco, R. Blackwell) - Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels;  New Voice label,  # 4 Billboard Hot 100 - 1966.  Inducted in 2008.

Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels used the same approach on their biggest hit single as they did on their debut smash, "Jenny Take A Ride". This time they combined Motown artist Shorty Long's "Devil With A Blue Dress On" with another Little Richard hit, "Good Golly Miss Molly".

Drummer John Badanjek shares the spotlight with Mitch Ryder on this great tune as his bass drum triggers the roll that kicks off the song and provides the ecstatic beat that literally compels you onto the dance floor.

"Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly" spent 16 weeks in the Hot 100, but there would only be two more hits for Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels, as Ryder's manager would soon jettison the Detroit Wheels and push Mitch into a solo career.

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMPDA7L2lCc