THE PRINCETONS – \”Little Miss Sad\” / \”Bony Maronie\” (Wand 193B) August 1965
The Princetons, from St Joseph – Coloma MI, appear to be oblivious of the British Invasion sweeping USA during the period in time when they recorded these two numbers. No Beat music here, it\’s the sound of American rock and a throwback to Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and in this particular case Larry Williams.
\”Bony Maronie\” has been covered many times and it was a popular song in 1965/66 with recordings also by The Standells, Dick Dale and The Cyrkle. This was the B-Side. The plug side \”Little Miss Sad\” is short and snappy with plenty of hand claps. This number was also recorded by The Five Empressions in a similar style. Another version with horns exists by The Five Emprees. Not sure if it\’s the same group but with a different spelling?