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Little by Little (The Rolling Stones song)

"Little by Little"
B-side to "Not Fade Away" by The Rolling Stones from the album The Rolling Stones
Released 21 February 1964 (UK)
Recorded 4 February 1964
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:39
Label Decca F11845
Writer Nanker Phelge, Phil Spector
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham

"Little by Little" was released by The Rolling Stones on the Decca label on February 21, 1964, as the B-side to their version of "Not Fade Away". Also included on their debut album The Rolling Stones in April 1964.

Recorded in late January 1964, it was their first Top 5 hit in Great Britain, reaching #3. Phil Spector was in the studio, and was given co-credit with "Nanker Phelge" for writing this typical up-tempo Stones blues, a pastiche of "Shame, Shame, Shame" by Jimmy Reed.


Notes and references

  • Carr, Roy, The Rolling Stones, an Illustrated Record, New English Library, London 1976