Little Bit of Soul
The quintet is best known for their number two hit, “Little Bit O’ Soul“. The single was given gold record status by the RIAA. Written by British songwriters John Carter and Ken Lewis, who had previously written big hits for The Ivy League and Herman’s Hermits, the song was originally recorded in 1964 by UK beat group The Little Darlings. The Music Explosion version (released as a single by Laurie Records in 1967 and subsequently issued by Buddah Records) was the band’s only top 40 hit. The band’s chart success paved the way for tours with contemporaries like The Left Banke and The Easybeats.
On the band’s sole album, Kasenetz and Katz wrote several of the tracks, which were blatant rewrites of existing songs. Bassist Burton Stahl later acknowledged these claims.
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