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Saturday, September 27, 2008

KRIS PETERSON - MAMA'S LITTLE BABY IS A BIG GIRL NOW


Here's another hot Detroit 45! Kris Peterson released a few other 45's, and went on to be a guest vocalist with the likes of P-Funk and Frank Zappa. This is "the one" though. Originally released on a small Detroit label, it was picked up by Capitol for national distribution. Surprising that it wasn't a huge hit!

from 1967...

20 comments:

Ladyinabag said...

No comments yet????
I'm insulted.

Kris Peterson

Derek See said...

OK here's a comment...I LOVE THIS SONG and Kris, I am flattered that you stopped by to leave a comment.

Ladyinabag said...

Don't be silly. I am flattered that you like the song. I talked to Artie Fields (producer, Mama's Little Baby)a couple of days ago about "Just As Much", which was the follow up to "Mama's Little Baby". There has been a demand for this follow up record online. There doesn't seem to be any left anywhere as well as the master tapes have been mis-placed. My next step is to find out from Artie if there is any un-released recordings of mine. Chris Flanagan of "Street Corner Music" in Southfield, MI has expressed an interest in releasing said recordings if any. There was another album that I released with Ritchie Haven's label, Stormy Forest, sub. of MGM in 1972, "A Child's Dream". I got to live in New York for 2 years (yay me). At this time I did some background work with an artist named, "Jobriath" whose material was produced by Eddie Kramer. Morrisey has recently bought the masters from Eddie Kramer and has released, "Creatures of the Street", (I think is the name of this album). I was also on Frank Zappas', "Waka Ja Waka . I am also on a locally released album, "Blue Spirit Tribe", I have three original songs on this album. This is the first time that anything that I have written was released on album. Other than this, I am just sitting here, doing cat rescue work, and thanking you for being a fan. By the way, if you haven't heard as yet, Mike Terry died about six months ago. He was the baritone saxaphone on all of Mo-Towns' releases and the author and producer of "Just As Much". Were all getting old, man.

Kris

Derek See said...

Kris-

Thanks a million for writing and sharing your memories. Just more proof that great music will always live on!

Derek See said...

Kris, did you know that you are mentioned in the biography of the Flying Burrito Brothers? They talk about going into a club in Detroit c1969 and you were on stage!

Ladyinabag said...

No, I did not know this. What is the name of the book? I hope that they said good things!!!

Kris

Derek See said...

Kris, sorry that it took so long to respond. the book is called "Hot Burrito" and it talks about Chris Ethridge taking the rest of the band into a club in Detroit while on tour, where they see you performing. They make the mistake of saying you were signed to Motown...

Ladyinabag said...

Cool!! Thank you. I will have to buy it.

Kris

kieran said...

Kris! Been looking for you. I am in production on a documentary about Jobriath and would love to speak with you. Please email me at 8tracktape@gmail.com with contact info for yourself.

Thanks

K. Turner

ivory777 said...

allways loved this song..and the ride with you in the Cadalac. Been in touch with Kelly who stays in touch with Mcallister...send me an email sometime..yes this is John the organ-player. Do you have some new recordings? Email me at jlawsonx1@netzro.net

Brian Phillips said...

Wonderful song! I will be playing your song "Promise" on my show, The Electro-Phonic Sound of Brian Phillips. Listen for it sometime after August 9th. This side and "Hard Sometimes" are fantastic! Do you have any recollections about Yusuf Rahman or either of these songs?

Click my name to hear this month's show.

berjo said...

Just a tidbit of info: Kris only appeared on one track of Frank Zappa. "Your Mouth" which is on Frank's Waka/Jawaka album. She knew Sal (Marquez, trumpet and vocals) and he brought her in to overdub vocals as a duo just on that track. IT appears to be the only connection that I know of.

Over at another blog -> http://lapellenera.blogspot.com/
another of her tracks is up (and still there). Just put her name in the search box.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is true. I was on the duo "Your Mouth" with Sal Marquez on Frank Zappa's "Waka Ja Waka". But, what is not listed is that I overdubbed vocals in unison with the horns on "Big Swifty" on the same album. Also, I was the second voice on Jobriath's "Scumbag", from the album "Lonley Planet Boy". I also did background vocal on the cuts, "Lighten Up", and "Street Corner Love". The tracks to this album were bought from Eddie Kramer and re-released by Morrisey a couple of years ago.

Kris Peter4son

jerry said...

Hey Kris Ladyinabag...I just touched base with Sal Marquez after 40 years. I hope you still read this blog because I didn't find you on Facebook. I remember hanging out with you in NYC when you were recording at Electric Lady studios. you introduced me to Stevie Wonder(your homeboy!). I also remember lots of other things about that year! Whew! If you get a chance drop me a note on facebook. There's a photo there of our band Rockhouse. Lotsa Love...Jerry Swalla

jerry said...

I don't know if my 1st message got through, so here we go again. Kris..This is Jerry Swalla. I couldn't find you on Facebook, but if you could drop me a note there I'd love to hear from you!

ladyinabag1 said...

Well, Jerry Swalla found me on Facebook. What's going on here?

Tom Schulte said...

I would love to heard this, but I don't see a download link. Am I missing it? Kris will be on my show for an interview in September and I'd like to maybe play the tracks on that episode:

Derek See said...

Links only stay up for a few weeks, sorry

rinso said...

Derek,
Would it be possible for you to feature this classic again sometime in the near future?

rinso said...

Derek,
Would it be possible for you to feature this 45 again sometime in the near future? Thank you very much!