Little Eva (Eva Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003)), known by her stage name, was an American singer, well known for her 1962 hit “The Loco-Motion”.

The song reached No. 1 in the United States in 1962. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

Little Eva came from a very large family and moved away when she was fifteen. She worked as a maid and earned extra cash by babysitting from songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. They wrote The Loco-Motion and offered it to Little Eva to record a demo.

Her other single recordings were “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby”, “Let’s Turkey Trot”, and a remake of the Bing Crosby standard “Swinging on a Star”.

Backing Tracks – Loco-Motion

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