Let the Little Girl Dance

Let the Little Girl Dance

by Billy Bland
     
 

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Billy Bland's one big hit, "Let the Little Girl Dance" from 1960, gives little indication of his range as a performer. This 29-track anthology of his OId Town recordings from 1955-1962 contains a surprising variety of music, from blues and R&B -- including no fewer than three songs about chickens -- to soul and teen idol pop. Because of his hit, a number of the songs

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Billy Bland's one big hit, "Let the Little Girl Dance" from 1960, gives little indication of his range as a performer. This 29-track anthology of his OId Town recordings from 1955-1962 contains a surprising variety of music, from blues and R&B -- including no fewer than three songs about chickens -- to soul and teen idol pop. Because of his hit, a number of the songs target dance crazes or are about dancing in general, but there's more to Bland than that. "Oh, You for Me" borders on rockabilly, and "Uncle Bud" has strong country elements, which only adds to the impression that Bland was either incredibly adaptable or his producers were flailing about madly trying to score a hit. Both might be true, but Bland definitely demonstrates his versatility on these cuts, and acquits himself well as a blues shouter and a pop crooner. One of his best pop ballads, the self-composed "You Took My Love for Granted," wasn't even released prior to appearing on this collection. Let the Little Girl Dance has all of Bland's chart items (most of which, other than the title track, were very minor or regional hits), plus an alternate version of "Let the Little Girl Dance." Collectables' domestic anthology shares the same title but has four fewer songs and a different track sequence.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1994
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667137027
catalogNumber:
370

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Tracks

  1. Let the Little Girl Dance
  2. Chicken Hop
  3. Grandma Gave a Party
  4. The Fat Man
  5. Pardon Me
  6. I Had a Dream
  7. Chicken in the Basket
  8. You Were Born to Be Loved
  9. Harmony
  10. Can't Stop Her from Dancing
  11. Momma Stole the Chicken
  12. Flo - Open the Door
  13. What's That
  14. Oh, You for Me
  15. If I Could Be Your Man
  16. Everything That Shines Ain't Gold
  17. Make Believe Lover
  18. My Heart Is on Fire
  19. Steady Kind
  20. Uncle Bud
  21. Keep Talkin' That Sweet Talk
  22. You Took My Love for Granted
  23. Little Boy Blue
  24. I Cross My Heart
  25. I Spend My Life Loving You
  26. All I Want to Do Is Cry
  27. How Many Hearts
  28. Do the Bug With Me
  29. Let the Little Girl Dance

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