Gary U.S. Bonds. This Little Girl / Way Back When

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Gary U.S. Bonds release "This Little Girl" on a 45 rpm record on the EMI America label in 1981. The flip side was  "Way Back When". Vinyl at its best.

Born in Jacksonville, Florida,  Bonds lived in Norfolk, Virginia,  in the 1950s when he began singing publicly in Church and with a group called the Turks. He joined record producer Frank Guida's small LeGrand  Records label where Guida chose Anderson's stage name, U.S. Bonds, in hopes that it would be confused with a public service announcement advertising the sale of government bonds and get more radio play.  His first three singles and first album, Dance 'Til Quarter to Three, were released under the U.S. Bonds name, but people assumed it was the name of a group. To avoid confusion, subsequent releases, including his second album Twist Up Calypso, were made under the name Gary (U.S.) Bonds.

Bonds' first hit was the song "New Orleans" (US No.6) which was followed by "Not Me", a flop for Bonds but later a hit for the Orlons, and then by his only number one hit, "Quarter To Three" in June 1961. "Quarter To Three" sold one million records, 

In the early 1980s, Bonds had a career resurgence with two albums Dedication and On The Line,  collaborations with Bruce Springstreen, Steven Van Zandt and E Street Band,  and had hits including "This Little Girl" (his comeback hit in 1981, which reached #11 on the pop chart in Billboard  and #5 on the mainstream rock chart).

This record is in VG condition and has a picture sleeve that is in very good condition as well.