Little Girl (You're My Miss America)

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"Little Girl (You're My Miss America)"
Song by The Beach Boys
from the album Surfin' Safari
Released October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)
Recorded September 5, 1962 (1962-09-05)
Capitol Studios
Genre Surf rock
Length 2:05
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Herb Alpert
Vincent Catalano
Producer(s) Nik Venet

"Little Girl (You're My Miss America)" is a song written by Vincent Catalano and Herb Alpert. It was first recorded by Dante & His Friends; The Beach Boys recording for their 1962 album Surfin' Safari is much better known. The song is known by various names, including "Miss America" and "Little Miss America".

Composition[edit]

"Little Girl" is a simple song about a teenager's infatuation with a girl. Unlike the other Beach Boys covers from this era, Brian Wilson changed the form of the song quite a bit, making adaptations and rearranging the song to make it more suited to The Beach Boys.[1]

The Beach Boys version[edit]

The Beach Boys recorded this song on September 5, 1962, at their second Capitol Records recording session.[2] It is Dennis Wilson's first lead vocal.[3]

Musicians[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, Philip: Inside the Music of Brian Wilson, page 52-53. Continuum Publishing, 2007.
  2. ^ Doe, Andrew G.: "gigs6162." Bellagio 10452. Retrieved on 2012-02-07.}
  3. ^ Doe, Andrew G. & Tobler, John: "Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys: The Complete Guide to their Music", page 9. Omnibus Press, 2004.