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"Little Bitty Pretty One" is a rock and roll song written and originally recorded by Bobby Day, and popularized by Thurston Harris in 1957. Produced by Aladdin Records (located in Los Angeles, CA), the Thurston Harris version reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart. Harris's backing band on the session that produced the hit version was The Sharps.
It has most notably been covered by:
Appearances in other media
The song has made appearances in commercials, television, and film, including the following:
Bryan Thomas writes that the song "has gone on to become one of the best loved oldies of the late '50s."
- ^ Dave Marsh, The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (Da Capo Press, 1999), 429.
- ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 246.
- ^ The Lamplighters at Allmusic
- ^ Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, John Bush, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul (Backbeat Books, 2003), 297.