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Millie Small

   Posted by: Past Contributers   in General, Light Hearted

Hey, do you remember the early Ska rhythm from the 60’s?
No?
Oh well, I am getting really old and nostalgic.
I still remember the great, lovely and unique Millie Small.

Millie Small
Millie Small smiles

Her real name was Millicent Smith and she was brought to Britain from Jamaica in 1963 by Chris Blackwell.
Her first and sadly the last great hit was called “My Boy Lollypop” .
She recorded yet another big hit “My Sweet William” but this song had never reached the same popularity as the “Lollipop”.
And so the delightful Millie Small went into the history of pop music as a one hit wonder.
Sooooo sad.

Here is full discography of Millie:

Fontana TF425 1963 Don’t You Know/ Until You’re Mine
Fontana TF449 1964 My Boy Lollipop/ Something’s Gotta Be Done
Fontana TF479 1964 Sweet William/ Oh Henry
Fontana TF502 1964 I Love The Way You Love/ Bring It On Home To Me
Fontana TF515 1965 I’ve Fallen In Love With A Snowman/ What Am I Living For
Fontana TF529 1965 See You Later Alligator/ Chilly Kisses
Fontana TF591 1965 My Street/ It’s Too Late
Fontana TF617 1965 Bloodshot Eyes/ Tongue Tied
Fontana TF740 1966 Killer Joe/ Carry Go Bring Come
Fontana TF796 1967 Chicken Feed/ Wings Of A Dove
Fontana TF948 1968 When I Dance With You/ Hey Mr. Love
Decca F12948 1969 Readin’ Writin’ Arithmetic/ I Want You Never To Stop
Brit WI 1002 1966 My Street/ A Mixed Up Fickle Moody Self Centred, Spoiled Kind Of Boy
Island WIP 6021 1967 You Better Forget/ I Am In Love

A bit of trivia:
Do you know who plays the harmonica in “MyBoy Lollipop”?
Answer in the comment section.

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80 comments so far

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Legend has it that popular British singer Rod Stewart played the Harmonica on “lollipop”.
Allegedly it was his first stage performance and it is believed he still gets royalties paid every time this song is played.

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PAUL OLDKNOW Reply:

I bumped into a chap in derby called john francis who claims to have played harmonica on my boy lollipop and was paid a session fee of £30.00

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March 25th, 2005 at 8:27 pm
 2 

Rod played harmonica??? Cool bit of trivia there Felis.

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March 26th, 2005 at 1:12 am
 3 

If you like ska, you should look into the skatilites (I don’t know how to spell it).

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March 26th, 2005 at 7:28 am
 4 

Gindy,
I was a kid and I was in love with Millie.
I do not have any particular musical preferences.

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March 26th, 2005 at 11:03 am
 5 

I never heard of her, felis. I will check her out. Very interesting tidbit about Rod. Far more entertaining than Barry Mannilow being Bette Midler’s piano player before hitting it big. ;)

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March 26th, 2005 at 2:56 pm
 6 

Esther,
It’s so good to see you visiting our humble blog.
Just let me know if wish to hear the great Millie with even greater VOICE, I can send you the Lollipop with the famous harmonica.

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March 26th, 2005 at 3:29 pm
 7 

Actually Felis, after seeing her picture a few times now, she really does have a beautiful smile.
A huge improvement on the last horror you shared with us:razz:

Hello Esther, thank you for visiting us.

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March 26th, 2005 at 4:59 pm
Herbert Mannings
 8 

She was abused by the company Chris Blackwell, and unlike Rod Stewart, she never gets any royalties. Like most Island artists under Blackwell’s managements, she is now a broken person without an income. Blackwell’s ancestors were slave traders, when it was first legal, and later when it was illegal. People like him, stole the intellectual property of several generations of Jamaican artists, and he’s smiling all the way to the bank.

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September 5th, 2005 at 1:24 am
 9 

Thanks for the info Herbert. It was nice of you to fill us in. That certainly is sad.

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September 5th, 2005 at 2:38 pm
Allen Forster
 10 

Hi Millie fans,
Can anybody help me?

As part of my childhood biography being written I have mentioned the great Millie who visited my part of the world in 1964 when My Boy Lollipop made it big over here. Can anyone tell me her date of birth and if she is contactable nowadays and if so where?

Many thanks.

Allen Forster
Pool
Redruth
Cornwall
GB

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April 19th, 2006 at 6:26 pm
Charlie/A Cha
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JOIN THE “MILLIE IS BACK” CAMPAIGN NOW!

Hello Millie fans, Glad to have found you all. I’ve red all the comments but, the one that got me most was what one fan had to say about the way Chris Blackwell treated the ever talented and still popular millie Small and other Jamaican acts, bring tears to my eyes. But, not to worry, Millie will prevail! I’ve got so much good news to tell you all I don’t know where to start. For instant: I’m Millie’s Producer and I can tell you all that I have some new masters with our dear Millie. I’m also her manager, songwriter, press and everything and I will need some of you to help me out with her come back mission in the coming months ahead. Together we can make her come back the biggest on the internet. You will love her new cd it is so romantic and was set in the early fifties and into the early sixties. It’s a slow to mid tempo the kind of song you would want to grab someone and dance close up with. Its that kind of a song. And the story line is so great according to all the Disc Jockeys on the radio in many U.S. States.
Here is just one comment about her new cd which sums it all up by Audrey Hall, the lady who smash the British charts with “One Dance,” over two decades ago.
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Hi Charlie,
 
I love the song, the music, the melody, everything!  At first I thought it might be too old fashioned for this day and age but then I thought, if I like it so much, why wouldn’t others?
 
Good luck with it.
 
Audrey
Her new cd single will be posted on my web site very soon. Be the first to download her new cd single and tell all your friends about it. I will inform you all again soon (here) with another message/blog regarding the latest developments in the continuing story of ” Millie Is Back” The Title of her new album. The lead off single “My Sugar Plum,” was written over twenty years ago by C E Cross. So far, we have recorded six songs and the next time I go to the UK we will record the another six songs making it a twelve track album. The songs are written and co-written by both Millie and I. I will need some applicants who can take care of her fan base in their country and to coordinate with other fan leaders around the globe. I will gather all the Millie’s latest information and happening to the three persons chosen and they in turn will convey the message to all the mass. We shall also have (Ring tone) of her latest smash “My Sugar Plum,”available on the web site for downloading.

All you need to apply is: Some knowledge of Millie and able to scour the internet looking for whatever ifnormation you can find about Millie, to be a leader and when chosen you will be required to keep all her fans up-to-date with all the latest information in this episode of MILLIE IS BACK.

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Charles Orth Reply:

Anything happen with that album/CD “Millie is Back”?

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peter gorrie Reply:

wow she was beautiful in 1973 the smile and very happy face. those features never leave a person

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September 11th, 2006 at 12:28 am
Shernette
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Charlie,

I am doing some research on Millie and would love to be in touch with you regarding an article I’m working on. I came across this blog a couple weeks ago, and was glad to see your comment when I checked back yesterday. I am not sure if I can post my email address here? It’s zencaribe@yahoo.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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September 12th, 2006 at 5:26 am
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There sure is a lot of heretofore unheard of Millie-related activity around the blog lately… curious that it’s all from people with no contact info.

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September 13th, 2006 at 4:03 am
Lucy
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I met Millie when she came to Nigeria in the mid sixties, she stayed at the Federal Palace Hotell in Lagos, she was about 16 then. she was very popular there. she sang the jingle on the radio there advertising Bournvita – bournvita for enegy, bornvita for you, its got cocoa, sugar malt eggs and milk drink it everyday!

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September 20th, 2006 at 8:14 pm
Charlie/A Cha
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Hi Lucy,
How nice of you to have met Millie when she came to Lagos/Nigerian ’66 to perform. This must have been a triumphant occasion for you to have met her at that age and seeing her performed. You’ve also, mentioned that she done a Jingle for the radio’s and I noticed you’ve even remembered the lines is fabulous. I will pass your information to her the next time I’m in contact with her. Also tell your friends that Millie has a brand new cd coming out to tie in with her birth date in October which will be on-10/05/06. Also she will be in the Jamaica Gleaner News Paper with a large story thereabout. You may be able to access the story online by going to http://www.jamaicagleaner.com

Thanks for your mail

A Cha
Yardie Style Management.

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September 29th, 2006 at 10:59 pm
Kieran
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Hello I have tried a few website but I will try this one also. I am wondering If Millie ever reads messages on this website and If she did I would like to ask if she had a family memeber who is called Glen Small from UK as he is my dad and he used to work for a police station In Liverpool Uk and I have lost contact with him. Please get Back if You Can. Kieran

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October 11th, 2006 at 8:05 am
Kieran
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Hello I have tried a few website but I will try this one also. I am wondering If Millie ever reads messages on this website and If she did I would like to ask if she had a family memeber who is called Glen Small from UK as he is my dad and he used to work for a police station In Liverpool Uk and I have lost contact with him. Please get Back if You Can. Kieran x

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October 11th, 2006 at 8:06 am
A Cha
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TO KIEREN”

Today your prayers are answered. Millie has no brother by the name of Glen, that I know of and if so he is must be dead or a half brother, since she has only one brother alive to date, but his name is not Glen. As you may or may not know Millie is from the parish of Clarendon.

Best Regards
A Cha
Yardie Style Entertainment

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:04 am
A Cha
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TO CONTAC MILLIE/ or MILLIE SMALL

To:- Allen Foster,

Regarding Millie, Any information required by anyone regarding Millie, or Millicent Small can only be obtain from http://www.yardystile@yahoo.com

Best regards

A Cha

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:14 am
A Cha
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STEWART,

You Wrote:
There sure is a lot of heretofore unheard of Millie-related activity around the blog lately… curious that it’s all from people with no contact info.

Our Response:
Bible Quote: Blessed are they who hear’eth the words of the lord and believe.

Believe it or not Millie is back and we will inform you as soon as we are ready for you ( mouth amassy) to download her new cd entitled ‘My Sugar Plum’ from our web site.

A Cha
Yardie Style Entertainment

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:27 am
A Cha
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Millie and Rod Stewart:

Rumors had it that Rod Stewart played harmonica on Millie’s smash entitled ‘My Boy Lollipop’ is true.

Answer: Yes

First chris Blackwell got an harmonica player to play on the hit but he did not quite got it together
so Chris Blackwell sent out the word for another player and Rod Stewart people brought him forward and he was so good according to Millie that he did it in just one take.

A Cha

Yardie Style Entertainment

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:34 am
A Cha
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TO ALLEN:

Correction:

To Contact Millie’s Management
please send email to:- yardystile@yahoo.com

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:38 am
A Cha
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REGARDING MILLIE:

Notice:

We will try to respond to every email pertaining or related to Millie. only at: yardystile@yahoo.com

A Cha
Yardie Style Entertainment

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:42 am
A Cha
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Latest Millie Update:

Working on an album for release in 2007 and six tracks are now completed of which ‘My Sugar Plum’ will be the first to be release only on Yardie Style records.

A Cha

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October 11th, 2006 at 10:51 am
A Cha
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Millie:

Check Out Millie’s article in the Jamaican Observer.

A Cha

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October 16th, 2006 at 2:33 pm
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MILLIE

New article in the gleaner entertainment section. Click Link Below or copy and paste in toolbar:

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20061015/ent/ent4.html

A Cha

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October 18th, 2006 at 12:48 pm
ray drury
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i always thought it was jimmy powell from birmingham band the dimemsions who played harmonica om m b lollipop

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November 24th, 2006 at 2:06 am
ray drury
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jimmy told me the same day he did lollipop. he played harmonica on P J PROBYS hold me and that he took 50pound royalties for each disc

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November 24th, 2006 at 2:57 am
Bjørn Dahl (Billy Bøckling)
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I touched Millie on her shoulder after a concert in Norway in 1965. Today I have a very big collection of her records from all around the world. Mostly in picture sleeves. Singles, Eps and albums, plus articles, pics, etc. I look forward for her new album.

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January 3rd, 2007 at 8:04 am
Paul Sanderson
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Rod Stewart has always denied that he did the harmonica solo in ‘My Boy Lollipop’ – but it’s become a popular urban legend that he did. It seems clear that it was, in fact, Jimmy Powell, a powerful blues singer and harmonica player from Birmingham.
At one time (1963) Powell and Stewart were vocalists and harmonica players in the same band, before Stewart’s Steampacket days. Although Powell has always been well respected in the music industry, he never achieved the commercial success of Stewart and his name is practically unknown to the general public. Thus popular legend confuses history and attributes the MBL harmonica solo to Rod Stewart.

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January 12th, 2007 at 12:26 am
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Paul Sanderson,
Jimmy Powell was the first harmonica player to play on MBL, but Chris Blackwell was not satisfied with the end product and had no choice but to request another player in Rod Stewart and his version was the one used on MBL. Jimmy Powell’s version was erased and had never seen the daylight according to Millie who was present at the time of recording. Hence, Ernest Ranglin, the guitarist and producer back then also agrees Rod Steward plays the harmonica and not Jimmy Powell.

Finally, Jimmy Powell has never received any royalties because he is entitled to none.

A Cha
Millie’s Current Producer
Yardy Stile Entertainment LLC. USA

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Ex-Five Dimension Reply:

So it wasn’t Pete Hogman who played harmonica? Both he and Powell lay claim to the solo!

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January 12th, 2007 at 12:14 pm
Bjørn Dahl (Billy Bøckling)
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Why don`t you people go into http://www.daria.no and Search for Millie. Then you can see lots of pics, record sleeves and labels that I have scanned for all fans of The Blue Beat Girl. There are more to come so keep looking.
Enjoy yourself.

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January 17th, 2007 at 4:40 am
Stephen Bourne
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Some years ago I located a copy of The Rise and Fall of Nellie Brown, a charming musical, written for British television, starring Millie and the legendary Elisabeth Welch. I screened this at the National Film Theatre in 1994 in a tribute to Miss Welch. This was the first time Nellie Brown had been seen since its first screening on Boxing Day, 1964. Light-hearted, captivating and with some catchy songs, in Nellie Brown Millie gives a delightful performance as Selina, a young Jamaican girl who journeys from her loveless home in Liverpool to London to search for her famous “cousin”, Lillabelle Astor, played by Elisabeth Welch. Not only does Millie duet with Elisabeth, but has a wonderful solo number, “I Can Hear Bells.” For further information about Nellie Brown (and an interview with its creator Robert Gould) please refer to my biography Elisabeth Welch: Soft Lights and Sweet Music (Scarecrow Press, 2005). I am hoping to organise another screening of this forgotten musical classic during Devotional (June-November 2007) – the National Portrait Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition about Black women in British entertainment over the last forty years. The exhibition will feature Millie and Elisabeth. For further information please refer to the National Portrait Gallery’s website in June.

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January 17th, 2007 at 11:36 pm
WHOlsen
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Hi
I’m the editor of Goldies and in next no. it will be a story of Millie and hers singlesdiscographi from Scandinavia. Have you som pictures or any other stuff I can use please send it to me on my mailadress wholsen.goldies@hotmail.com

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January 25th, 2007 at 10:42 pm
rachel
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I thought millie small’s real name was milicent small not Smith. Is the Smith from her father or mother side? How did the last name Small come around.

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May 4th, 2007 at 10:38 am
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Millie’s last name is Small, taken from her father.

C E Cross

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May 8th, 2007 at 10:01 am
rachel
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I was reading somewhere that Millie Small’s grandfather’s name was Natty Small is this true.

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May 10th, 2007 at 11:24 pm
Dr N.P. Okolie
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Hi, I am a great Millie fan from Nigeria. I was a student in the 70s when I first listened to The Best Of Millie Small, and ever since I have found it irresistible. I also love Dearest, a track she did with Jackie Edwards.
Where is Millie now? My regards to her. I am interested in her new cd also.
Ngozi Okolie

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October 2nd, 2007 at 2:17 am
Arleycha
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Millie is still living in the UK and she is in preparation for a possible comeback in 2007/ or 2008.

Regarding her CD! We are still working on the digital distribution so you can purchase it online. Hopefully we should have it available before Christmas.

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October 31st, 2007 at 11:32 am
A. Daley
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That is great.

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November 11th, 2007 at 5:50 am
Sayo F Gebemi
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I remember with nostalgia the Millie Small’ waves in early 60 and 70s in Nigeria with her ‘My Boy Lollipop and ‘I Love Sweet William’. Her subsequent visit to Nigeria. and a royal welcome from a prominent Oba (King) in South West of Nigeria and a rumour of romance with him cannot be forgotten. The last time I heard of her was when she appeared in the Mayfair Magazine I was disappointed but later forgave her after learning of how the prevailing condition created by exploitation of her talent by the Western media made her to subject herself to such an abuse. However, I am delighted that she is still much alive and that she is coming back in 2008 with her old hits. Any of her latest pictures? Is she married? What of her family? I wish her everything good for the rest of her life for adding joy to my boyhood

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December 31st, 2007 at 11:21 pm
Dave
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I lived in Nigeria in the mid sixties and my very first knowledge of Millie was the Bournvita jingle she sang. I drank Bournvita and I’ve sung the jingle in my mind for the past 40-some years. What I’d like to know is if ANYone, ANYwhere would have any clue as to if there still exists a copy of this recording that I could hear again.

ogatta_com@hotmail.com

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March 14th, 2008 at 2:39 am
Mayo Ogedengbe
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Millie was in Nigeria during my formative years. Everything about her inspires me: voice, song, blackness, the innocence of her persona etc.. She is simply very natural and sweet. Her song can even distract an invading army from war towards peace. I am still looking for where to buy all her songs. I still adore her small postcard I got since the 60s.
Millie! If you read this, I REMAIN YOUR #1 FAN AND I LOVE ALL ABOUT YOU. PEACE!

Mayo

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March 22nd, 2008 at 8:03 pm
H EARLE MULLINGS
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i HAVE ALWAYS LOVED MILLIE SMALL AND HAVE QUITE A FEW OF HER RECORDS and those also which she record with Jackie Edwards I wouls like to hear how I can buy any new recored [CD's] that she may have on the market.
EARLE [Australia] My email is :earleiodtsedek@ozemail.com.au

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April 8th, 2008 at 3:24 pm
Brian Johnson
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I was born on the Island of Jamaica and I remember the good old days when my Mom and Dad use to play all of Our Queen of Ska, Millie Small. Now I live in Georgia after living in Connecticut for almost 20 years, today I find myself remembering her Most Beautiful and Power music. Like Bob Marley all People need to recognise Ms Millie Small for her roll and her commitment to bringing Ska to the World . Ms Millie we will always love you and your exceptional talent, a true gift of real sound from the almighty. Bless you Ms. Small….Brian Johnson Dcula Georgia.

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April 20th, 2008 at 1:34 am
Robert Lazobra
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I first heard My Boy Lollipop in the 60s as a little boy. That clear, high voice of Millie’s was something that stopped you. My Uncle who was so much into Pop introduced me to Millie’s music. I also loved “Dearest” a duet with Jackie Edwards. I did not see her when she visited Nigeria, though I heard about it. I had also heard of all her travails as a result of being short-changed by the record companies… watch what you sign I hear.

I am happy she is alive and ready for a comeback. Many of us can’t wait.

R.H. Lazobra

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July 7th, 2008 at 10:42 pm
Olu Joseph
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Nice to hear that Millie is still alive somewhere in London.
She made my days when I was growing up as High School student in1964 with all her songs.
My favourite ones were, Oh Henry,Sweet Williams and Wings of a dove.
If reachable,pls give her my e-mail address,that one of her long time fans would like to say hello to her.

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September 23rd, 2008 at 1:36 pm
Angel
 48 

How can I get a copy of Millie Small’s new CD?

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October 23rd, 2008 at 2:26 pm
Rachel
 49 

I would love to know where I can get her new CD.

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November 9th, 2008 at 3:11 pm
Arley Cha
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Hi Rachel,
This email is to inform you that Millie’s new cd/album will not be available until about October, 2009. Also, Island records will be having their 50th anniversary in spring, 2009, of which Millie should be playing a vital roll.

Sincerely,
C/O Millie Small, UK
Arley Cha/Charley Cross
Yardystile Entertainment, LLC, USA

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November 11th, 2008 at 3:54 am
felicia
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i want to know if millie small is still alive cuz i want to meet her sooo bad and i love her music i really want to know if she is still alive

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December 9th, 2008 at 10:35 am
Charley Cross
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Hi Felicia,
Millie is still alive and well. I spoke to her couple days ago.
Sincerely,
C/O Millie Small, UK
Arley Cha/Charley Cross

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December 25th, 2008 at 2:55 pm
Graham
 53 

So pleased to hear that Millie is alive and well.
When / how can we get to see Millie?
Does Millie have a fan club?
Regards,
Graham

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June 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Steve Uttley
 54 

Why no Millie Small appearance on the Island 50 concerts? Without Millie there probably would be no Island records.

Steve

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June 13th, 2009 at 10:38 am
Graham
 55 

Well said Steve.

Whats going on Millie?

When are you coming back?

Anybody with any ideas on how to get Millie back email me grahamtrow@hotmail.com

Answers please?

Graham

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June 15th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
alice ried and seereta smalls
 56 

millie seereta and me would love to talk to u sometime we belive that we could be related.seereta was born in kingston jamaica the person who is writing to u is ahnissa im on search of our family and we think u might be related to us please call this number and contact us 913-299-0135 a.k.a we immigrated to america

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June 18th, 2009 at 4:57 am
Kiran
 57 

I’d love to see some of those Millie images at daria.no that Billy/Bjorn mentions, but it doesn’t seem they can be accessed. Anyone else got some images of her and her records?

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July 19th, 2009 at 2:17 am
Adeanna Bassett
 58 

I will e-mail but would love to contact Millie as she is my God Mother. I have changed my name but she will remember me as Angela Berryformerly of #4 Fourfield Place. I would love to renew contact as I have not seen her since before Dad (Sam Berry) passed away in 1982. Can you pass details on please and ask her to mail me? Thank you and kind regards Adenna Bassett

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August 6th, 2009 at 1:44 am
Trojan Website
 59 

Soon the wait for a serious (official) anthology of Millie’s early work will be over, as Universal Music are planning a long overdue collection of her music, featuring the best of her Fontana, Island, Decca and Trojan work, from 1963 to 1970.

In readiness for the release, we’d welcome any high res scans of photos, labels, LPs or ephemera – needless to say, any contributors will be duly accredited!

Please send emails to me at trojanwebsite@googlemail.com

All the very best,

Laurence @ Trojan

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August 11th, 2009 at 1:13 am
ray drury
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sorry i should have said session fee not royalties, in my earlier reply. re jimmy powell

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September 13th, 2009 at 7:41 pm
ray drury
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re jimmy powell, at least it is part true then that jimmy did doe a version ,but it was not used, in my opinion he is still the best harmonica player from the sixties and a really good blues singer

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September 13th, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Laurence @ Trojan
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The backing track to ‘My Boy Lollipop’, including Jimmy Powell’s original harmonica solo will feature on the forthcoming Millie ‘Best Of’ compilation.

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October 2nd, 2009 at 8:37 pm
Steve Uttley
 63 

When A Cha first posted re a Millie comeback in Sep 2006 Millie was 59. She has now just turned 63 and still nothing has been heard.
No tracks, no information, no publicity no interviews, no new photographs. Nothing. Is this a clever way to manage a comeback? I don’t think so. Pretty soon anybody with any interest in the matter will be too old to care. Including Millie herself.

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November 27th, 2009 at 12:17 pm
Chris Kirhagis
 64 

I am a white male and was introduced to modern music when I heard My Boy Lolipop at the ripe age of 11. I was infatuated by Millie’s vocals and her appearance. She was my heart throb, and still is today. I frequently pull up her video and listen to it. Chris

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January 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm
marsha hartnett
 65 

I just would like to thank Millie for taking me to warm and fuzzy palces with her music-Thank go for YouTube!!

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January 9th, 2010 at 4:53 am
 66 

The long overdue Millie ‘best of’ CD, ‘My Boy Lollipop’ is finally out on Spectrum. Full details can be found on the Trojan and Amazon websites. Hopefully it marks the first of a number of collections highlighting her work.

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January 19th, 2010 at 7:38 am
Steve
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It seems to be selling well. Amazon sold out their first batch in 2 days and had to re-order.

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January 20th, 2010 at 10:24 am
Cassandra Holmes
 68 

I am tryig to locate Millie’s brother Earl Small who migrated to the United States in the late 70′s

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January 27th, 2010 at 5:45 am
ray drury
 69 

talking of jimmy powell, have you read his latest interview. google it as ,jimmy powell interview, or brumbeat jimmy powell inter view

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February 15th, 2010 at 12:37 am
Thomas
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i am in love with millie..i stumbled across her in the record collector magazine whilst being a bored student and i am in love with her music and am going to begin collecting all her vinyls. if anyone has a full collection tmhooper1@yahoo.co.uk

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March 19th, 2010 at 11:23 pm
 71 

What ever happened to Millie Small is she ok :?:

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April 8th, 2010 at 3:53 pm
cpmb
 72 

Was just listening to some of the great tunes that Millie recorded expecially my favorite “My Boy Lollipop” just don’t understand how she just disappeared and nothing more was heard about her :grin:

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August 12th, 2010 at 6:52 am
GAVIN BOAZ
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Well, it’s now almost 2yrs since the MBL cd came out and nothing since! As for this so-called come-back, I don’t think it’ll ever happen un4tunately. And as the apparently all-knowledgable A Cha/Charley Cross last posted here nearly 3yrs ago, I think he was talking a load of rubbish! It’s a shame that no-one seems to really know what’s happening now with Millie – where she is, what she’s doing. I suppose we’ll never hear anything again until the day she dies. Sad.

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Steve Reply:

I think I agree. You wrote this 21 months ago and it looks truer than ever.

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September 7th, 2011 at 3:47 am
Dave
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Greetings,
My family spent 3 years in Nigeria in the mid sixties. Although I never met Millie there, I would have liked to. We did, however, drink Bournvita and often hummed her mnemonic jingle. This jingle has such special memories for me that I am wondering if any of the readers here would have any idea how I could acquire a copy of that or even just hear it somewhere like maybe on some website.
If you would like to contact me, my email address is ogatta_com@hotmail.com
Thanks!

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April 13th, 2012 at 3:29 am
Bob
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Where are you Millie ? At least go on `Never Mind The Buzzcocks` so your fans can see you, pls :smile:

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December 2nd, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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