Chanteuse Rhythm 'n' Blues US née Eva Narcissus Boyd, le 29 Juin 1943, à Belhaven (Caroline du Nord). Little Eva a débuté en 1962 chez Dimension Records et a eu quelques succès au milieu des années soixante. Atteinte d'un cancer au cerveau, elle est décédée le 9 Avril 2003 au Lenoir Memorial Hospital de Kinston (Caroline du Nord).

US Rhythm 'n' Blues singer born Eva Narcissus Boyd,  June 29, 1943. Little Eva was a babysitter for Carole King and Gerry Goffin when the songwriting team was inspired to write "The Loco-Motion," a song based on a dance that Eva would do around the house. Eva also got to sing on their demo, which impressed Don Kirshner enough to release it as it was. One of the greatest girl group hits, "The Loco-Motion" hit number one in 1962; the follow-up, "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby," was also written by Goffin-King. Almost as good as her debut, it reached the Top 20, and was even covered by the Beatles on-stage in their early days (though they never recorded it in the studio). Unfortunately, Eva was then pigeonholed as a dance-craze singer and given inferior material. She never again reached the soulful heights of her first two singles; "Let's Turkey Trot" (1963) was her only other Top 20 hit, although she continued working until October 2001. She succumbed to cervical cancer in April of 2003.

Talents : Singer

Style musical : Girl Group, Rhythm 'n' Blues

http://youtu.be/61OAdLSfpw0

THE LOCO-MOTION (1962)

HE IS THE BOY (1962)  

SOME KIND A WONDERFUL (1963)

LET'S TURKEY TROT (1963)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1962 SP DIMENSION 1000 (US) . The Loco-Motion / He Is The Boy
1962 SP DIMENSION 1003 (US) . Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / Where Did I Go?
10/1962 EP LONDON RE 10131 (F) The Loco-Motion / He Is The Boy / Up On The Roof / Uptown
1962 SP LONDON HL 9581 (DK) The Loco-Motion / He Is The Boy
1962 SP LONDON HL 9633 (UK) Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / Where Did I Go?
01/1963 EP LONDON RE 10135 (F) Keep Your Hand Off My Baby / Where Do I Go / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Some Kind A Wonderful
1963 SP DIMENSION 1006 (US) . Let's Turkey Trot / Down Home
03/1963 EP LONDON RE 10140 (F) Let's Turkey Trot / Old Smokey Locomotion / Down Home / Sharing You
1963 SP DIMENSION 1011 (US) . Just A Little Girl / Old Smokey Locomotion
1963 SP DIMENSION 1013 (US) . What I Gotta Do / The Trouble With Boys 
1963 SP LONDON HL 9687 (F) Let's Turkey Trot / Old Smokey Locomotion
1963 SP DIMENSION D-1019 (US) . Let's Start The Party Again / Please Hurt Me
1963 SP DIMENSION D-1021 (US) .

Big Dee IRWIN & Little EVA - I Wish You A Merry Christmas / The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)

1963 SP DIMENSION D-1035 (US) . Makin' With The Magilla / Conga
1963 SP DIMENSION D-1035 (US) Makin' With The Magilla / Run To Her
1965 SP DIMENSION D-1042 (US) .

Wake Up John / Takin' Back What I Said

1965 SP AMI 943 (US) . Stand By Me / That's My Man ‎
1966 SP VERVE 10459 (US) . Bend It / Just One Word Ain't Enough
1967 SP VERVE 10529 (US) . Take A Step In My Direction / Everything Is Beautiful About You, Boy
1967 SP SPRING SK704 (US) .

Little Eva HARRIS - Get Ready - Uptight / Mr. Everything

1967 SP SPRING VK-10529  (US) .

Take A Step In My Direction / Everything Is Beautiful About You Boy

1970 SP SPRING SPR 101 (US) . Mama Said / Something About You Boy
1970 SP SPRING SPR 107 (US) .

Night After Night / Something About You

1972 SP LONDON DL 20647 (YOU) The Loco-Motion / He Is The Boy
1972 SP LONDON DL 20940 (GER) The Loco-Motion / Let's Turkey Trot
1980 SP DECCA 190 003 (F) The Loco-Motion / He Is The Boy
1983 SP OLD GOLD OG 9328 (UK) The Loco-Motion / Keep Your Hand Off My Baby
1989 SP LONDON LOCO 1 (UK) The Loco-Motion / He Is The Boy



Albums

1962 LP 12" DIMENSION DLP-6000 (mono) / DLPS-6000 (stereo) (US) LLLLOCO-MOTION - The Loco-Motion / Some Kinda Wonderful / I Have A Love / Down Home / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Run To Her / Uptown / Where Do I Go / Up On The Roof / Sharing You / He Is The Boy / Will You Love Me Tomorrow
1963 LP 12" LONDON HA 20009 (F) LLLLOCO-MOTION - The Loco-Motion / Some Kinda Wonderful / I Have A Love / Down Home / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Run To Her / Uptown / Where Do I Go / Up On The Roof / Sharing You / He Is The Boy / Will You Love Me Tomorrow
1979 LP 12" MURRAY HILL 1279 (US) THE BEST OF LITTLE EVA - The Loco-Motion / Some Kind-A Wonderful / I Have A Love / Down Home / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Run To Her / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / Uptown/Where Do I Go / Up On The Roof / Sharing You / He Is The Boy / Will You Love Me Tomorrow
1984 LP 12" LONDON TAB 44 (UK) ROCK ECHOES - LLLLOCO-MOTION - The Loco- Motion / Some Kind-A Wonderful / I Have A Love / Down Home / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Run To Her / Uptown / Where Do I Go / Up On The Roof / Sharing You / He Is The Boy / Will You Love Me Tomorrow
11/1991 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5407 (US) THE BEST OF LITTLE EVA - The Loco-Motion / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / Where Do I Go / Let's Turkey Trot / Swinging On A Star / Old Smokey Locomotion / The Christmas Song / What I Gotta Do / The Trouble With Boys / Heigh-Ho / Just A Little Girl / Please Hurt Me / Makin' With The Magilla / Wake Up John / Get Him
03/1994 CD SAN FRANCISCO SOUND 8880 (US) BACK ON TRACK - Back On Track / I Knew Your Love / In Memory Of C.J. / You Are So Beautiful / Needing You Again / Put Your Hand In The Hand / Wake Up To The Music / One More Mountain / Love X 3 / I'm Not Strong / Confusion / This Feeling Is Real / Don't It Make You Wanna Dance / God Bless America / One More Mountain
10/1995 CD G & R 2101 (US) TASTY BLUES - LITTLE EVA & THE WORKS - Leave This Town And Cry | Blues Bent And Grave Bound | The Devil Must Have Made You | It Would Be Nice | Have Blues - Will Travel | Walking By Myself | Starin` At The Ceiling | I Never Believed | Shadows On The Wall | Someday I`ll Have My Peace Of Mind | Leave This Town And Cry (Reprise) |
02/1996 CD RHINO R2 72273 (US) THE LOCO-MOTION - The Loco-Motion / Down Home / Keep Your Hands Off Me Baby / He Is The Boy / Swinging On A Star (with Big Dee IRWIN) / Some Kind-A Wonderful / Let's Start The Party Again / Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Uptown
02/2001 CD WESTSIDE WESM 512 (UK) LLLL-LITTLE EVA ! : THE COMPLETE DIMENSION RECORDINGS - In The Still Of The Night / Time After Time / Fine Sugar / Years From Now / I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm / Headin' Home / Daybreak Serenade / My Melancholy Baby / One For My Baby / In The Meantime / The More I See You / How Can You Not Believe Me? / How About You? / And That Reminds Me / I Cried For You / By Love Possessed / I Only Want To Love You / How Can You Lose (Whatcha' Never Had)? / If Not For You / I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin' / C'mon C'mon / Wishing (I Wish) / You Gotta Love Everybody / Sermonette / My Dreams End At Dawn (Della REESE & Kirk STUART) / When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Della REESE & Kirk STUART) / You're Just In Love / Time Was / Once Upon A Dream
07/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 9930 (US) THE LOCO-MOTION - The Loco-Motion / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Let's Turkey Trot / Up On The Roof / Old Smokey Locomotion / Makin' With The Magilla / Uptown / The Trouble With Boys / He Is The Boy / Some Kind Of Wonderful
07/2005 CD DISKY 488624 (UK) THE ORIGINAL - Loco-Motion / Swinging On A Star / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / Let's Turkey Trot / Old Smokey Loco-Motion / He's The Boy / Where Do I Go / Trouble With Boys / What I Gotta Do / Please Hurt Me / Let's Start The Party Again / Run To Her / Making With The Magilla / Stand By Me / That's My Man
07/2009 CD COLLECTABLES 1385 (US) LITTLE EVA MEETS THE RAINDROPS - The Loco-Motion / Makin' With The Magilla / Let's Turkey Trot / The Trouble With Boys / Old Smokey Locomotion / What A Guy (RAINDROPS) / Da Doo Ron Ron (RAINDROPS) / The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget (RAINDROPS) / That Boy John (RAINDROPS) / Book Of Love (RAINDROPS)

© Rocky Productions 19/07/2013