I'm So Young

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"I'm So Young"
Label of "I'm So Young" 45 - Checker Records
Single by The Students
B-side ”Everyday of the Week”
Released on Note, May 1958; on Checker, August 1958
Recorded 1958
Genre Doo-wop
Length 2:31
Label Checker Records #902, Note Records, #10012
Writer(s) William H. "Prez" Tyus, Jr.
Producer(s) Jimmy Coe
The Students singles chronology
-- "I'm So Young"
(1958)
"My Vow to You"
(1959)
"I'm So Young"
Song by The Beach Boys from the album Today!
Released March 8, 1965
Recorded track: January 18, 1965
vocals: January 19, 1965
Genre Doo-wop
Length 2:30
Label Capitol
Writer William H. "Prez" Tyus, Jr.
Producer Brian Wilson
Today! track listing

"I'm So Young" is a song written by William H. "Prez" Tyus, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio. While still in high school, Tyus wrote the songs "I'm So Young" and "Everyday of the Week" and gave them to a local African-American vocal group called the D'Italians. Once a recording contract with Checker Records was secured, the group changed its name to the Students, and it was under this name that Tyus's two classic doo-wop songs were recorded.[1]

"I'm So Young" has been recorded by Rosie and the Originals, the Del-Vikings, Benjy Ferree and, as "So Young," by the Ronettes, Antony and the Johnsons, and the Devil Dogs. The Beach Boys have issued two different versions of the song, the most well-known being found on the 1965 album The Beach Boys Today! An alternate arrangement recorded on September 9, 1964 was released as a bonus track in 1990.

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