"Little Darlin'" is a popular Top 40 song.
It was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm. It was first recorded by Excello Records in January 1957 and quickly released as a rhythm-and-blues song by Williams's R&B group The Gladiolas. The song is noted for its spoken recitation by the lead singer. ("Oh Darlin' I need you…").
It was soon covered successfully by The Diamonds, a pop group that had been performing… read more