7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s Love – “My Little Red Book”

7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s

Cover Version

Love (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

‘My Little Red Book” (written by Burt Bacharach/Hal David) A Side single (B Side single “A Message To Pretty”, A1 track included on the album “Love” released in March 1966, on Elektra Records (EKL-4001)

Released in 1966  on Elektra Records (EK-45603)

My Little Red Book” is a song composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David. In the wake of the British Invasion, Bacharach, a former bandleader for Marlene Dietrich, began working hands-on with beat groups of the era such as Manfred Mann. Manfred Mann recorded the song for the 1965 film What’s New Pussycat?, filmed between October 1964 and June 1965; the entire catalogue of music for the film was written by Bacharach and David.

In 1966, the song became a rock standard when remade by the Los Angeles based group Love, where it reached No. 52 in the US national charts.

Line-up/Credits :

Arthur Lee – lead vocals, percussion, harmonica. Also drums

Johnny Echols – lead guitar

Bryan MacLean – rhythm guitar, vocals. Lead vocals

Ken Forssi – bass guitar

Alban “Snoopy” Pfisterer – drums

Lyrics :

I just got out my little red book
The minute that you said good-bye.
I thumbed right through my little red book
I wasn’t gonna sit and cry.
And I went from A to Z;
I took out every pretty girl in town.
They danced with me, and while I held them,
All I did was to talk about you.
Hear your name and I’d start to cry
There is just no getting over you.
No girl who is in my little red book,
Just ever could replace your love,
And each girl in my little red book
Knows you’re the one I’m thinking of.
Won’t you please come back to me?
Without your precious love I can’t go on.
Where can you be? I need you so much.
All I do is talk about you,
Hear your name and I start to cry
There is just no getting over you.
Songwriters: Burt Bacharach / Burt F Bacharach / Hal David
Love – “My Little Red Book Single photo (A Side)

Love -“My Little Red Book” Video file link on YouTube

Love – “Love” Full album Video file link on Spotify