(Dub Albritton/Ronnie Self)
This song written by Dub Albritton and Ronnie Self also known as “Sweet Nothin’s” was originally recorded by Brenda Lee and peaked at #4 in the U.S. and U.K. in 1960. (It also reached #34 in Germany.) It has been covered by The Bobbyteens as recently as 2004 on their album Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, Doc and the Pods in 1987 on their EP Touch the Unclean Thing. The Searchers took it to #48 in the U.K., Diana Ross used it as the B-side to her “Mirror, Mirror”and The Texas Mavericks also recorded it. Lyricist Ronnie Self’s son Roman even did a version of it on his album A Tribute to Ronnie Self. The “original” version, as it were, is part of the look-and-sound-alike vintage rock and roll tribute C’mon Everybody, organized by guitarist Chris Black.
Diana Ross recordings
- British and American Hit Singles: 1946-1997 by Chris Davies (Batsford)