Little Girl (Syndicate of Sound song)

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"Little Girl"
Little Girl 1966 single.png
Single by Syndicate of Sound
from the album Little Girl
A-side "Little Girl"
B-side "You"
Released 1966 (1966)
Format 7" single
Recorded 9 January 1966
Genre Garage rock[1][2]
Label Hush Records, Bell Records
Writer(s)
  • Don Baskin
  • Bob Gonzalez
Producer(s) Garrie Thompson
Syndicate of Sound singles chronology
"Prepare For Love" "Little Girl" "Rumors"

"Little Girl" is a popular song recorded by the California group the Syndicate of Sound, and written by Don Baskin and Bob Gonzalez of the band. It reached the US national pop charts in June 1966, peaking at #5 on Cash Box and #8 on Billboard.

Background[edit]

After winning a Bay Area "Battle of the Bands" contest in 1965, the Syndicate of Sound recorded a single "Prepare For Love", which was ultimately unsuccessful. Don Baskin and Bob Gonzales then wrote "Little Girl", which was recorded for Hush Records and released in early 1966. After becoming a regional hit around the San Jose California area, Bell Records picked it up for national distribution, where it charted as high as #8 on Billboard. Bell Records then offered them a contract for an album. Prior to going into the studio to record the album, Larry Ray was replaced on lead guitar by Jim Sawyers. The album was recorded in three weeks and the band then embarked on a nationwide tour supporting among others, Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Young Rascals, and The Yardbirds.

Other recordings[edit]

The Residents recorded the song as part of their Third Reich 'n Roll album of 1976.[3]

A version by British group The Banned was a UK hit in 1977, reaching #36 in December.[4][5]

Another version was made by The Dead Boys on their first album Young, Loud and Snotty also released in 1977.[6]

Australian group Divinyls released their own version of the song titled "Hey Little Boy" in 1988. It went to #23 on the Australian charts.[7]

R.E.M. played the song in their very early shows.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Harry Sumrall (May 1994). Pioneers of Rock and Roll: 100 Artists Who Changed the Face of Rock. Billboard Books. p. 51. ISBN 9780823076284. 
  2. ^ Fontenot, Robert. "Garage Rock's 10 Biggest Hits of All Time". About.com. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19970327123957/http://www.residents.com/albums/classic/reich.html
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 11
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 42. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/young-loud-and-snotty-mw0000613814
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Divinyls - Hey Little Boy". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 

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