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Billy Bland Let The Little Girl Dance

Let The Little Girl Dance
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catalog number: CDCHD370

weight in Kg 0,107

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Billy Bland: Let The Little Girl Dance



Bland, Billy - Let The Little Girl Dance CD 1
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


Artikeleigenschaften von Billy Bland: Let The Little Girl Dance

  • Interpret: Billy Bland

  • Albumtitel: Let The Little Girl Dance

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Style Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Sub-Genre 251 Rhythm & Blues
  • Title Let The Little Girl Dance
  • Label ACE

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0029667137027

  • weight in Kg 0.107

Artist description "Bland, Billy"

Billy Bland

Let The Little Girl Dance

Billy Bland

Let The Little Girl Dance

This was the golden era of the New York indie record scene. In the days before it was overtaken by accountants and MBAs, the business was full of Runyonesque characters, like Hymie Weiss, the owner of Old Town Records. "I was the payola king of New York," Weiss proudly boasted later. "Payola was the greatest thing in the world. You didn't have to go out to dinner with someone and kiss their ass. Just pay them, here's the money, play the record, fuck you." One beneficiary of Weiss’ largesse (to the dee-jays… if not to him) was Billy Bland.

Born April 5, 1932, in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bland was the youngest of 19 children. He reported to Wayne Jancik that he made a record of Mairzy Doats back home before moving to New York in 1947. A protégé of Jubilee Records’ star Edna McGriff, he landed gigs with Lionel Hampton and Buddy Johnson (which probably meant he was on the same bill as Hamp and Johnson). Bland started his own group, the Four Bees, and, in 1954, they were brought to New Orleans by Fats Domino’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, who gave him a song he’d written, Toy Bell, that later, of course, became My Ding-A-Ling.

Bland signed with Old Town in 1955 and songs like Chicken Hop did well enough regionally for Weiss to keep the faith. Bland’s big hit Let The Little Girl Dance, was recorded in late 1959 and became a hit the following year. He told John Broven that he went to the studio to do a session for the song’s writer, Henry Glover, and Titus Turner was there singing Let The Little Girl Dance. Bland showed Turner how to phrase it, and Glover preferred Bland’s version because it sounded like Clyde McPhatter. The Miller Sisters, who sang backup on Turner’s We Told You Not To Marry, also sang backup here. The band included Buddy Lucas on sax, Mickey Baker on guitar, Bland’s guitarist Tommy Ace on bass, and Rod Porter on drums. Bland eventually retired from performing in the 1970s, and was last seen running a soul food restaurant in Harlem.


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