HOO-123924

Thurston Harris Little Bitty Pretty One

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Thurston Harris’ 1957 hit “Little Bitty Pretty One” is one of the most memorable and recycled rock & roll oldies of all time. The single immediately propelled Harris to the front ranks of the R&B scene. It shot to #6 on the American pop charts, and to this day it’s considered one of the most popular records of the era. Harris is unquestionably one of the greatest and most underrated black rock and roll singers of the ‘50s. He recorded this cover of Bobby Day’s classic novelty number for Aladdin Records, with a solid band featuring the ubiquitous Earl Palmer on drums and his friends in The Sharps doing background vocals. Harris also scored a Top 20 R&B hit with “Do What You Did”, but he failed to have any chart success afterwards despite a bunch of other great songs that caused a stir such as “Fine Fine Frame”, “Runk Bunk”, “Purple Stew”, and the lovely “Hey Little Girl” (which was written by Otis Blackwell and received strong airplay on the West Coast). All of these songs and more can be found is this essential and exhaustive Hoodoo Records anthology.

“Harris resorts to a deep South Style. The cat has a lot of spirit” - Billboard Magazine (January, 1959)

16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES


THURSTON HARRIS, lead vocals, plus:


Plas Johnson (tenor sax), Pete Lewis (guitar), Earl Palmer (drums),
The Sharps: Al Frazier (tenor vocals), Turner “Rocky” Wilson Jr. (bass vocals),
John “Sonny” Harris (baritone vocals). Among others.

Recorded in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, New York and New Orleans (USA),
between 1957 and 1959.

TRACKS:

01 OVER AND OVER 2:20
02 DO WHAT YOU DID 2:03
03 IN THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART 2:00
04 FINE FINE FRAME 1:50
05 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE 2:22
06 PURPLE STEW 2:17
07 SLIP - SLOP 2:31
08 I’M ASKING FORGIVENESS 3:05
09 MY LOVE WILL LAST 1:51
10 HEY BABA LEBA 2:27
11 CROSS MY HEART 2:12
12 ONE SCOTH, ONE BOURBON, ONE BEER 2:05
13 (I GOT LOADED AT) SMOKEY JOE’S 1:55
14 YOU’RE GONNA’ NEED ME 2:07
15 I’M OUT TO GETCHA’ 1:58
16 OVER SOMEBODY ELSE’S SHOULDER 1:44
17 I HEAR A RHAPSODY 2:06
18 TEARS FROM MY HEART 2:15
19 RUNK BUNK 2:18
20 BLESS YOUR HEART 2:01
21 RECESS IN HEAVEN 2:23
22 YOU DON’T KNOW (HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU) 2:17
23 TELL ME SO 2:09
24 HEY LITTLE GIRL 1:48
25 I HOPE YOU WON’T HOLD IT AGAINST ME 2:10

TOTAL TIME: 54:21

Reference: HOO-123924
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263372
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028694914