LITTLE WORD, A

Latest update on 24/01/2010

Artist: Shirley & Lee
Author: Leonard Lee
Label: Aladdin
Year: 1956

Lifts the melody of Caro Nome from Verdi's Rigoletto Opera.

Covers:

1956:

Lloyd Price [as Just Because; not the Elvis song]

1957:

Larry Williams

1970s:

Freddy Fender [as Just Because]

1975:

John Lennon [idem on his Rock 'n Roll lp; he was a fan of Shirley; see also: Shame Shame Shame]

Popular slow song in south Louisiana and Texas, also covered by Joe King Carrasco and The Texas Tornadoes as Tell Me (see there).

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