DAVE BERRY - 'Little Things'/'I've Got A Tiger By The Tail' (Decca F.12103) March 1965
'Little Things' was a huge hit for Dave Berry in the Spring of '65 and cemented his status as a pop star in Britain and most European countries especially Holland. The song is a radio friendly beat number with a strong vocal performance from Berry complimented with some twelve string acoustic guitar from Jimmy Page.
I prefer the more uptempo R&B numbers so flip this one over for the The Kinks like 'I've Got A Tiger By The Tail'. The production is a bit neat and tidy. It could have been better with a more 'dangerous' approach with perhaps a killer Page guitar solo and no female backing singers. Never mind though, this will do.
|Another 1964 album worth obtaining is 'At The Cavern' on Decca. It's got some prime time live Dave Berry and the Cruisers performing 'Little Queenie' and 'Diddley Daddy'.|
|Dave Berry's 1964 debut album is mostly light beat pop but there are some prime R&B numbers worth investigating including 'Go On Home', 'Just A Little Bit' 'St James Infirmary' and a folky 'C.C. Rider'.|