Words & Music:
Little darlin', little darlin'
Oh where, are you, oo oo oo oo
Walla walla chipa mocka mogga
Oh my lover, oh just for you, only you
My darling, I need you
Darling I need you to call my own
To hold your life, your little foot, your hand
I knew someone would understand that
Hold my hand
My dear, I would run
To find without you
Oo oo oo oo oo
Oh, oo oo oo
That my love was just for you, 'n only you
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Just Elvis having fun. Lighten up. 3 stars.
By the time Felton Jarvis was trying to compile a new album (Moody Blue) in 1977 he had very few unreleased songs to use. Elvis reluctance to record was one reason. More importantly Felton had already used everything in previously assembled "leftover" compilations. In order to fulfil the requirement for a new album he used the live version of Little Darlin', a song never intended for release by anyone involved and it shows. No wonder it feels out of place in the album. It shouldn't have been released at the time but what could have been used in its place? Maybe the studio version of "For The Good Times"? Or one of the many unreleased live songs from 1972? "Reconsider Baby" from the alternate Madison? All these would be better choices. 2 stars for the song.
Elvis having lots of fun with this one,,,,,,, and I liked it back in 1977. Come on, lighten up.
I wouldn't take this snippet too seriously! It's just fun, no more, no less! The Moody Blue version with the overdubs works ok with me!
This is desperation at its utmost! This tune and "Let Me Be There" (a duplicate release from another Elvis live LP-Originally sung by Olivia Newton John) both appear on his last LP "Moody Blue" to fill out an album. This is pathetic to be blunt. 1-star and that's being generous.
The song is intended to be cheasy, yes, but Elvis version is also terrible sung. It's unlistenable. How desperate must they have been, that they released this crap on a regular lp? A desaster performance of a shi##y song. 1 star.
all in fun.no harm done concert recording.enjoy
Some may think Elvis did no justice to this classic and was just joking to embarrassment. So I invite them to look at the way the priginal was done! Full of fun and silliness. So Elvis is doing just doing the same. With his infectious smile and laughter, it becomes a moment in the love show that makes me laugh too. No harm, just brightening up one's mood. Not all should be taken seriously.
Always liked it. It,s funny and our man is having a ball.
He is mostly making fun of this song. But let's be clear, he also had another look on his early songs as he grew older. He knew that his fans wanted to hear the old songs, while he himself had developed another taste. Obeying their wishes he continued to do them, though mostly in a hurried manner. In this case he was just having fun with the fans and why not? His concerts breath a sense of intimacy between him and the fans present. So apart from the classic stature of the song I like(d) his way of fooling around. Common, life needs more smiles. It is already filled with enough seriousness. He made music to cheer us up and that's what this version does to me. Would I buy this record seperately? No. But as a part of a show that's different. Indeed (Deano1), his comments stated exactly how he felt about it.
It is definitely not a recorded work of art but I enjoy it for what it is. Our man having fun on stage or perhaps being ironic
and wanting to vent his inner feelings. Anyway it is much better than the vast majority of private recordings that should not have seen the light of day so 3 stars from me.
Our man already did this one in May 1958 in Waco Texas at the Residence of Eddie Fadal. He request for the single to be put on, then sings along with it, then he wants to hear it again saying "I like it I like it Eddie". Some "fans" just don't understand how wide Elvis' musical taste was. I love the 1977 version. Great fun.
The Diamonds' renditions of this song are the only renditions that I've heard of this song that I like. Elvis' renditions of this classic Rock 'N' Roll song are all atrocious and embarrassing. Elvis did this song absolutely no justice and he showed it no respect too.
So here is the guy who has the greatest catalog of 50's material to choose from to do in concert and he chooses this? Much like his own 50's songs, he shows it no respect but instead makes it a silly spoof. Well at least he sung a full version.
Elvis really has fun with this oldie on stage and even though he mainly goofs off throughout the song, he hits some impressive notes. The original release was on the LP "Moody Blue" and that was taken from the 4/24/1977 show in Ann Arbor, MI and it is sillier than the version that appeared later on the "Elvis Aron Presley boxed set that was taken from a 1975 concert. Elvis' comment to the fans after that version of "If you'll buy that, you'll buy anthing" is funny and for the most part true.
Available Alternate Versions