Saturday, March 03, 2007

Random Ten

"A Little List" Edition

1. “The One I Love,” REM
2. “Nicotine and Gravy,” Beck
3. “All You Need Is Love,” The Beatles
4. “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever),” Stevie Wonder
5. “Big Lizard in my Back Yard,” Dead Milkmen
6. “My Babe,” Little Walter
7. “Hanging Blue Suede,” Son Volt
8. “Meanest Man,” Billy Bragg and Wilco
9. “Nothin’ on Me,” Shawn Colvin
10. “The Weight,” The Band

Back in the day, young African American performers were often saddled with the title "Little." Some, like Little Walter, kept it into adulthood. Others dropped it as they got older, like Little Stevie Wonder.

And, no. I don't have any Li'l John in my collection.