365 Days of Album Recommendations – Sep 17

Little Eva – The Locomotion


I LOVED “The Locomotion” when I was a kid. I still love it. The song is just fantastic. But Little Eva really was an incredible singer, far beyond the one song. It was just something about the timbre of her voice; it just hits me. I also love the SOUND of these songs. This particular version of early 60s production aesthetic—something about it is just so damn groovy.

For the record, her personal life story is a big part of why I fucking loathe Carol King. You can look that up yourself.

Fun fact? She recorded a song for Magilla Gorilla. You can look that up too.

Not fun fact? The uber-infamous “He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)” was about Little Eva. Nice one again, Carol King. You piece of crap. Yeah, that’s right, King co-wrote that song:

He couldn’t stand to hear me say
That I’d been with someone new,
And when I told him I had been untrue
He hit me
And it felt like a kiss

How do you like Carol King now?

Anyhow, for some dynamite other songs from Little Eva beside The Locomotion, check out He Is The Boy, Uptown, and Keep Your Hands Off My Baby. They’re fantastic!

Little Eva will ALWAYS be alright in my book.

Do it nice and easy, now, don’t lose control
A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul

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