- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Little Eva hit it really big and struck gold in 1962 with the Goffin-King composition, "The Loco-Motion". Here are fifiteen rare tracks including the previously unreleased "Get Him."
- 2.Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
- 3.Where Do I Go
- 4.Let's Turkey Trot
- 5.Swinging On A Star (With Big Dee Irwin)
- 6.Old Smokey Locomotion
- 7.Christmas Song, The (With Big Dee Irwin)
- 8.What I Gotta Do (To Make You Jealous)
- 9.Trouble With Boys
- 10.Heigh-Ho - (with Big Dee Irwin)
- 11.Just A Little Girl
- 12.Please Hurt Me
- 13.Makin' With The Magilla
- 14.Wake Up John
- 15.Get Him
Includes liner notes by John Nielson.
Personnel: Little Eva (vocals).
Liner Note Author: John Neilson.
Collectables' The Best of Little Eva features her smash "The Loco-Motion," her follow-up hits "Keep Your Hands off My Baby" and "Let's Turkey Trot," as well as less-distinctive songs that are enjoyable but don't play to her strengths in the ways that her best-known songs do. Songs like "Where Do I Go?" and "Get Him" attempt to recast Little Eva as a more conventional girl group singer, while "Swinging on a Star" and "Old Smokey Loco-Motion" attempt to capitalize on her biggest hit with diminishing returns. "The Trouble With Boys," "What I Gotta Do (To Make You Jealous)," and "Makin' With the Magilla" come closest to matching the heights of her best work, but just don't have as much fun and dance-ability as "The Loco-Motion." Llll-Little Eva!: The Complete Dimension Recordings is the definitive Little Eva collection, but The Best of Little Eva provides all of her hits and enough interesting misses to make it a worthwhile retrospective as well. ~ Heather Phares