Havana Moon - Chuck Berry (1956)
Chuck Berry, the true father of Rock and Roll, only has one number one hit on the Billboard Charts....... and it's "My Ding-A-Ling"...........wow. I wish it had been this storytelling masterpiece of star-crossed love from 1956. Berry plays a simple guitar lick behind the tale, helping to illuminate his twist ending even better. I cannot rave enough about this song. It should have been a hit, and I hope it is placed in a commercial, a movie, anything so that a new generation can discover how Chuck Berry is so much more than Johnny B Goode.
In 1983, Carlos released a great re-working, but it still pales in comparison to the original.