I WANT A LITTLE GIRL

Latest update on 30/07/2015

Artist: McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Author: Billy Moll/Murray Mencher
Label: Victor
Year: 1930

Vocal: George Thomas. Bandleader: Don Redman. Benny Carter and James P. Johnson were also involved. Drummer & showman William McKinney was himself never used on his band's recordings. Introduced in vaudeville by Lester Allen.

Covers:

1930:

Louis Armstrong

1938:

Lester Young

1946:

Jimmy Witherspoon [replaced Walter Davis in the band of Jay McShann]

1948:

T-Bone Walker [and in '67 on his lp I Want A Little Girl]

1956:

Eddie Cleanhead Vinson

1956:

Big Joe Turner

1957:

Jimmy Smith

1957:

Ray Charles

1958:

Nat King Cole

1960:

Stanley Turrentine

1960:

Billy Eckstine

1961:

Jack McDuff

1962:

Bill Haley & His Comets

1965:

Joe Hinton

1965:

Buck Clayton

1966:

Illinois Jacquet

1976:

Cheap Suit Serenaders

1981:

Dutch Swing College Band

1983:

Roomful Of Blues [with Big Joe Turner]

1986:

Ella Fitzgerald

1989:

Amos Garrett

1994:

Solomon Burke

1994:

Floyd McDaniel

2001:

Eric Clapton [married one lately]

They all liked it, Big Joe even when he was well over seventy, in a wheelchair and toothless. All that was left was his voice.

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