In the early ’60s and at the age of 15, Little Millie Small made British pop music history by giving Island Records its first major hit with her remake of “My Boy Lollipop.” In the U.S., she was dubbed “The Blue Beat Girl,” a reference to the genre of music from Jamaica that evolved into ska (and a term which would give us the legendary ‘Blue Beat‘ record label), which would eventually give us the reggae we know today.
Millie was one of the few female performers to be involved in the music that grew from the Caribbean islands and she should not be slept on!
So check out “My Boy Lollipop” below and get more Millie after the jump!
My personal favorite Millie Small track: Bluey Loey
“Oh Henry” music video
Now learn to skank!
- Joy to the World
- M.I.S.S. TV: We Got the Beat– Promo!
- Journey Into Sound: Jamaican Ska
- M.I.S.S. In The Mix: Rocky Rivera’s “Girl Like Me” Music Video
- We Got The Beat : Steed Lord