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Little Darlin'

Rating:
3.0 / 5

Words & Music: Maurice Williams

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

Recordingdate: 1977/04/24, first released on: Moody Blue (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Little Darlin':

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(electric piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)

Others*

(baton)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)
(bass trombone)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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bastiaanvinke wrote on February 04, 2010
To much do wopps.
Deano1 wrote on February 28, 2010
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.
Steve V wrote on April 21, 2011
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
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.
sugartummy wrote on March 12, 2013
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.
Gorse wrote on March 30, 2014
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.
Natha wrote on March 30, 2014
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.
Pedro Nuno wrote on March 30, 2014
Always liked it. It,s funny and our man is having a ball.
Natha wrote on June 20, 2015
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.
ntass1 wrote on February 10, 2017
all in fun.no harm done concert recording.enjoy
atomic powered poste wrote on May 23, 2018
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on August 24, 2019
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.
bajo wrote on January 22, 2020
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!
Miknik7077 wrote on January 28, 2021
Just a fun song that Elvis would do in concert. Never took it too seriously. He even mentioned that the lyrics were silly.
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