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Carlo Little Discography

The 1960s

Chris Hughes and The Savages


1962 c. Unreleased. This is a demo for Woman's Own magazine that never got released. The lady saying "squeeze" was journalist Jane Deverson. Carlo Little on drums, Nicky Hopkins on piano, Bernie Watson on guitar. Chris Hughes was a session saxophonist. Recorded at Regent Sound in Denmark Street, London.

Casey Jones and The Savages


Unreleased. Discovered in Carlo's collection after he died. Recorded at Regent Sound, Denmark Street, London, February 20th, 1963. This is probably a demo recording for the official Casey Jones & The Engineers release of July 1963. 45cat.

Cyril Davies and his Rhythm and Blues All Stars


April 1963. Pye R&B Series 7N.25194. Personnel: vocals and harmonica Cyril Davies, drums Carlo Little, bass Rick Brown, guitar Bernie Watson, piano Nicky Hopkins. Produced by Peter Knight Jr. at Pye's Marble Arch studios on 27 Feb 1963. 45cat.


Radio Sounds of Cyril Davies EP

  • A: Chicago Calling, See See Rider 

  • B: Country Line Special, Hey Roberta, Roll 'Em Pete Listen


Live radio recording of BBC Saturday Club broadcast, compered by Brian Matthew on July 2, 1963. 500 copies released 2014. 45cat.

Ram John Holder

  • A: I Need Somebody Listen

  • B: She's Alright


1967, February. Columbia DB8157. Carlo plays drums on this track with various session musicians. Produced by Derek Lawrence. Recorded at CBS studios Bond Street.  45cat.

The Circles

  • A: Take Your Time Listen

  • B: Don't You Love Me No More Listen


1966, July. Island Records WI-279. Personnel: vocalist Brian Keith, drums Carlo Little, guitar Bill Parkinson, bass John Lawson, piano Paul Raymond (later of Chickenshack). Produced by Chris Blackwell 45cat.

Tony Wilson

  • A: What Did I Do Listen

  • B: Can't Waste A Good Thing Listen


1967, March 17. Columbia DB8153. Personnel: drums Carlo Little, Ritchie Blackmore? Steve Howe from Yes on guitar, and various session musicians. Produced by Derek Lawrence. Recorded at CBS studios.  45cat.

Soul Survival


1967. Columbia SX6158. 1-Jump Back, 2-See Saw, 3-You Can't Sit Down, 4-How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, 5-Soul Soup, 6-Sunshine Superman, 7-Last Night, 8-When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, 9-I Feel Good, 10-Philly Dog, 11-Soul Survival, 12-Night Train. Personnel: drums Carlo Little, keyboards Nicky Hopkins, bass Chas Hodges, guitar Dave Wendells, trombone Brian O'Shay and various session musicians. Produced by Derek Lawrence. Recorded at Abbey Road over 4 days in April/May. Discogs.

Immediate All Stars

  • Blues Anytime Vol. 3  Listen


1968. Immediate IMLP 019. Produced by Jimmy Page. Carlo plays on tracks Steelin' featuring Jeff Beck / LA Breakdown featuring Jimmy Page / Chuckles featuring Jeff Beck / Down In The Boots featuring Jimmy Page / Piano Shuffle. Jimmy Page had brought together Carlo Little (drums), Nicky Hopkins (piano), Jeff Beck (guitar), and Cliff Barton (bass) to produce a record for Immediate Records with singer Andy Anderson in London, 1965. After it was recorded, Page continued taping the musicians having a blues jam (without their knowledge), the results of which appear on this and subsequently many other compilations. More info.  Discogs.

Neil Christian


1968, June. Vogue DV14744. Personnel: vocals Neil Christian, drums Carlo Little, piano Nicky Hopkins, guitar Ritchie Blackmore, bass Rick Brown. Produced by Colin Nichol. 45cat.

Heavy Jelly


1969, May. Head HDS 4001. Personnel: drums Carlo Little, bass Alex Dmochowski, guitar John Moorshead. Produced by Paul Raymond. Recorded in private house in W. Hampstead, London. 45cat.

NME review, May 17 1969: "...a thick cloying sound that insinuates itself into your mind and holds you spellbound. This is an r-and-b instrumental with the focus on guitar and (would you believe?) violin - but outstanding for some frantic breath-taking percussion that's out of this world. A gas!"

Country Preacher


196?. Unreleased demo (Emidisc. Valley Music). Personnel: Bill Parkinson, vocals. Carlo Little, drums. Albert Lee, guitar.  Written by Bill Parkinson.

The Crossfire


196?. Unreleased demo (Emidisc.). Nothing known about this track. It was found in Carlo's collection after his death and is a presumed recording of his. It looks like a demo single and was definitely not released. 

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