The 1970’s had plenty of mama songs from “Mama” to “Mama’s Last Amen” to “Heaven Will Never Welcome A Sweeter Mama” to “Mama Needs No Marker” to “Mama’s Alto” to “Mama’s Bible” to “Hello Mama”. You get the picture.
While the majority will agree they love their mama and several ‘mama’ songs are good, the majority come off cheesy. Of all the ‘mama’ songs written in the history of the genre, the least remarkable is the song ranked 15th; “Shake Hands With Mother Again”.
I believe the song can be attributed to W.A. Berry and was first recorded in Southern Gospel music in 1967. The most noted version of the song came from the Inspirations in the 1970’s, recorded on their 12th Anniversary Live recording in 1976.
Why is this particular ‘mama’ song the least remarkable? I believe the last thing one would do when they see their mother again is shake her hand. You’re not conducting a business transaction. Here is the Inspirations version of the song, “Shake Hands With Mother Again”.