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Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Larry Marshall. Great music. On both sides he had the backing of The Miller Sisters actually sisters-in-law Elsie Jo Miller and Mildred Miller nee Wages , who were well known in the business as back-up vocalists, especially at Sun Records.
Because nothing else he did achieved anywhere near that success, he is often depicted among the One-Hit Wonders of musical history. Of course, Collectables being what they are, they somehow decided not to include his last hit, which was, after all, his second-best, although they somehow found room for the uncharted B-side! Go figure. Especially given that this is a generous track compilation with just two tracks 15 and 17 that were never among his single releases. And of those he had 11 more to , so it wasn't as if Weiss didn't believe in his ability.
Indeed, he had been trying since after Billy signed with him follwing a stint at Imperial as a member of a back-up group used there called The Four Bees. A solid, and as I said generous, compilation with good sound and brief liner notes that loses 1 star only due to that one lonely missing hit. The people who enjoyed "Let the Little Girl Dance" for the most part are probably not even into oldies these days. It was I believe 44 years ago as I write this.
It was a teen favorite and often heard on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. The follow-up "Pardon Me" was a non-performer. Perhaps he tried to get into the dance crazes that Chubby Checker started with his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist".
Alas, "Do the Bug With Me" did not catch on. If you can find "Let the Little Girl Dance" on a compilation of various artists cheaper, go for it. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Report abuse. The item in question did indeed arrive and I am pleased with my acquisition. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Turner never did have a record issued on Old Town no need for concern; he kept going for many years on other labels , but Bland's quick take on "Let the Little Girl Dance" was just what Weiss and the writers had in mind. It debuted on the national charts in February and remained there through the end of June, settling into the top ten for four weeks in May.
Billy had three more records in that made the charts, if only briefly. His best shot at a big second hit was another self-penned effort, "My Heart's on Fire," arguably his best recording; it reached the national charts in the summer of but didn't do much better than the other singles had. Old Town stayed with the talented singer for two additional years and several more singles, among them another borderline novelty song about his favorite fowl, "Momma Stole the Chicken" ' A curious choice, though nicely executed.
After leaving Old Town in , Billy performed around town but didn't make records again until '65, when he laid down a few tracks for the St. Lawrence label of Chicago. Flip side "My Divorce" is more reminiscent of earlier singles; bearing an obvious similarity to Ernie K-Doe 's '61 hit "Mother-In-Law," the song suggests Ernie's family dilemma didn't end very nicely.Jul 07, · Chicken Hop; Artist Billy Bland; Licensed to YouTube by Wise Music Group (Masters) (on behalf of Old Town Records); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., .