February 3, 2011

The Diamonds — “Little Darlin'”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:27 pm

In 1957, when the Diamonds has their monster hit, “Little Darlin’,” I was just about old enough to be a Boy Scout, but I remember the song well. To be a hit a song back then it had to sell a shitload of records (i.e. those flat, black things with grooves). To see the same guys re-assemble after forty-seven years and sing their hit tune speaks to me on many levels.

The Diamonds, forty-seven years later.

For those of you who, like me, are old enough to remember the Diamonds, or who give a crap about any of this, the Diamonds are the same guys who sang “The Stroll,” which was also a dance.

I know how to do The Stroll. Do you?

Thanks to reader Dave for the links.

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  1. Some good whistlin’ at the end of “The Stroll,” as I recall.

    Comment by Cousin Jack — February 4, 2011 @ 2:53 am

  2. Sadly enough yes I do, getting close to dirt nap time.

    Comment by James Old Guy — February 4, 2011 @ 8:10 am

  3. Cats still had the pipes after all those years–wow! I too know how to Stroll, but like James Old Guy just waiting on the dirt nap time. Thanks Jimbo for posting these–good memories.

    Comment by Bill in Austin — February 4, 2011 @ 10:31 am

  4. Jimbo….Yeah I also know how to stroll…..back in the day I did so in blue jeans, tee shirt with the left sleeve rolled up holding a pack of cigarettes & DA haircut.Really cool! Today the blue jeans no longer fit,I don`t smoke & the hair is too sparse for a DA.
    Oh! by the way….My current version of the Stroll is now more of a stumble given the ravages of time.

    Comment by dudley1 — February 4, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

  5. One of the best songs from the 50’s I remember it well, just like the day the music died. Feb. 3rd.

    Comment by chef of da future — February 4, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

  6. Now we have rappers.Let them line up,face each other and shoot until no one is left standing.Then the moronic rhyming and background noise will stop.

    Comment by john — February 4, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

  7. The Stroll? I haven’t done it since High School, but I’ll bet I could pick it up again pretty fast!

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — February 5, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  8. Loved this!! thanks so much for the memories……Loved the Stroll too!!

    Comment by Jeannie — February 6, 2011 @ 9:57 am

  9. IIRC the Diamonds were the musical pride of Canada until the Guess Who.

    Comment by nightfly — February 7, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  10. There is another song called Little Darlin – even older and IMO better.

    Comment by jontradom — February 8, 2011 @ 8:17 am

  11. Loved it- can’t beat true talent – loved them when they first started – now into my seventies – seeing them again now still love them.
    Well done Diamonds
    Carol – South Australia

    Comment by Carolyn — February 9, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

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