Little Eva

Llll-Little Eva!: The Complete Dimension Recordings

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Little Eva Boyd was Gerry Goffin and Carole King's babysitter and ace demo singer. Together, the three of them came up with the mega-million-seller "The Loco-motion" and its attendant album, one of the finest moments in Brill Building girl-group music history. Those 13 or so transcendent moments of glory are gathered together with 15 or so others culled from non-LP B-sides and later singles, making this the single best overview of her years at Dimension Records available. In addition to her biggest hit and her first album in its entirety, this also features her other chart hits "Let's Turkey Trot," "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby," "Old Smokey Locomotion" and her duets with Big Dee Irwin ("Swinging on a Star," "The Christmas Song," "I Wish You a Merry Christmas"). And just to perfectly bookend this collection -- which begins with "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva -- the closing track is a rare tribute track recorded and released in the early '60s: "Little Eva" by the Loco-Motions! A nice piece of rock & roll history, Brill Building style.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:28 Amazon
2 03:00 Amazon
3 02:38 Amazon
4 02:25 Amazon
5 03:02 Amazon
6 02:15 Amazon
7 02:15 Amazon
8 02:26 Amazon
9 02:12 Amazon
10 02:54 Amazon
11 01:56 Amazon
12 02:53 Amazon
13 02:32 Amazon
14 02:30 Amazon
15 02:38 Amazon
16 02:33 Amazon
17 02:57 Amazon
18 02:33 Amazon
19 01:59 Amazon
20 02:48 Amazon
21 02:47 Amazon
22 03:02 Amazon
23 02:27 Amazon
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02:25 Amazon
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02:09 Amazon
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02:39 Amazon
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28 02:55 Amazon
29 01:45 Amazon
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