September 14, 1918 - February 21, 2001
Malcolm Yelvington was born in
In 1954, Malcolm and The Star Rhythm Boys went into Sam Phillips'
Malcolm's version of "Drinkin' Wine Spodeeodee" became a minor hit. Sun later released the single "Rockin' With My Baby" written by Malcolm Yelvington. On the flip side was "It's Me Baby" written by The Star Rhythm Boy's keyboard player Reece Fleming. With Malcolm on vocals and rhythm guitar both sides became regional hits. Still under contract to Sam Phillips at Sun, but with all the studio time going to Elvis, Malcolm recorded a hit single "Yakety-Yak" for the Meteor label under the pseudonym of Mack Sales and the Esquire Trio.
Malcolm Yelvington spent about thirty years out of the music business, only continuing with his musical career after retiring. In 1988, Malcolm toured