Composed By Maurice Williams and sung by him with his group The Gladiolas (formerly called the Royal Charms and eventually to change their name once more) the great Cha Cha tune “Little Darlin’” reached #11 on the R&B charts in 1957.
As often was the case in the Fifties, a Canadian cover quarter made a very Pop version of the R&B song the same year and it became their biggest hit, rising to #2 on the Billboard Top 100.
S0 which do you prefer? The doo-wop R&B of the original or the doo-wop pop of the cover version? Please be sure to vote. I really would love to know your preference.
The Diamonds Then
The Diamonds in 2008