Hey, do you remember the early Ska rhythm from the 60’s?
Oh well, I am getting really old and nostalgic.
I still remember the great, lovely and unique 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.
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.