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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Phil Copeland - (My) Lil Darlin 1977

Little Darlin” was written by Maurice Williams, lead singer of the Gladiolas. Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs were an American doo-wop/R&B vocal group, active during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Originally The (Royal) Charms, the band changed its name to The Gladiolas in 1957 and The Excellos in 1958, before finally settling on "The Zodiacs" in 1959.
The song "Little Darlin'" was a #11 hit on the R&B chart in 1957, but did not break the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40. However, when the song was covered by the Canadian group The Diamonds, it moved up to #2.

Phil Copeland

Today I'm presenting one more version from this famous song by Phil Copeland. Phil Copeland is a singer, producer and composer who has composed over 400 cues. Phil won consecutive Emmy awards in 2001 and 2002 for work he produced for ESPN Classic’s “SportsCentury”. He also won an Emmy Award for composing the theme song for “The Guiding Light”. He first achieved fame as the lead singer for the Torques.
In 1977 he released a single entitled "(My) Lil Darlin / Hard lovin man" on III Records. He also re-released the same single on Midwest Records in the same year. In fact "Little darlin" is the same song with "(My) Lil Darlin".

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

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