Little Bit O' Soul

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"Little Bit O' Soul"
Single by The Music Explosion
from the album Little Bit O' Soul
B-side "I See the Light"
Released April 1967
Format 7-inch single
Genre Pop rock, garage rock
Length 2:18
Label Laurie
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jeff Katz, Jerry Kasenetz, Elliot Chiprut
The Music Explosion singles chronology
"Little Black Egg"
(1966)
"Little Bit O' Soul"
(1967)
"Sunshine Games"
(1967)
"Little Black Egg"
(1966)
"Little Bit O' Soul"
(1967)
"Sunshine Games"
(1967)

"Little Bit O' Soul" is a song written in 1964 by British songwriters, John Carter and Ken Lewis. It was originally recorded by Coventry band, The Little Darlings, and released in 1965 on Fontana Records. The song was popularized in the United States by The Music Explosion, whose version went to No. 1 on the Record World 100 Top Pops chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967.[1] The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of one million copies.[2] The Music Explosion's version is noted for its trademark bass riff played by Burton "Butch" Stahl. The song was released as a single and later appeared on the album of the same name.[3]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2015). The Comparison Book. Menonomee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 358. ISBN 978-0-89820-213-7. 
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum". www.riaa.com. RIAA. July 26, 1967. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ Richie Unterberger. "The Music Explosion - Biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.