Little Cal

Young School Girl / I Sing Mother Goose Rhymes

Golden Crest : CR553

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  • Artist: Little Cal
  • A Side: Young School Girl
  • B Side: I Sing Mother Goose Rhymes
  • Label: Golden Crest
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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An insane record "Tittyshaker" I've always rated but only encountered twice in my life. Saturated in visionary R&B DJ possibilities.

It's an overlooked flipside that showcases Little Calvin Ruffin deconstructing Fats Domino's New Orleans classic, transforming the steady-paced "Fats" mid-tempo into a wild-horn propelled screamer. This frantically relentless arrangement suits his young boy vocal perfectly, before a mad sax steals the recording away from this energetic young talent. Insane saxophone playing elevates this 45 into must-own territory.

A fantastic R&B Rocker that will delight both the Rock & Roll and the R&B Tittyshaker DJ's alike. Check out those irresistible dance rhythms that incorporate an unusual primitive pre-funk styles, woven together by that attention seeking vocal.

Once a tiny indie label from Huntington Station, New York turned into a major force on the East Coast, by the entrepreneurial skills of Clark Galehouse who caught the coattails of the Rock & Roll explosion with perfect timing. BUt leaving this 45 as perhaps the rarest record on his successful label.

This was a flipside of a novelty song intended to highlight Little Calvin's precocious personality, but the rather corny "Nursery Rhyme" lyrics were not received well, although that mad saxophonist again adds another level to the recording, the real gem lay hidden away on the "B" is now with internet exposure starting to become very in-demand.

Leaving me wondering what course young Calvin Ruffin's "Wonder Boy" career took... This record has a story to tell I think

Condition Report

Two flawless labels fully affixed, a pressing plant notorious for labels falling off. These labels are unblemished with no sign of the adhesive drying out. Vinyl is equally impressive reavling only the finest of hairlines under strong light. Both sides, as you can hear play a clean, true Mint minus.

A Side

  • Title: Young School Girl

    B Side

  • Title: I Sing Mother Goose Rhymes
  • Year: 1960
  • City: Huntington Station, New York