When producer Phil Spector got hold of the song, he changed a couple notes because no one could hit them. Mann & Weil weren't happy. "We were so young and insane that those things really mattered, and one note could drive both of us over the edge," Weil explained. "And we begged him to come in and record it again with another singer that we had found who happened to be Carole King and Gerry Goffin's babysitter named Eva."
Eva would soon be known as Little Eva, singer of the #1 hit "The Loco-Motion
"Before Little Eva did 'The Loco-Motion,' we dragged her into a studio with Phil, and it was the first time she'd ever been on mic, and Phil was driving her crazy. And she didn't realize that when she was on the mic, even if we weren't recording you could hear what she was saying in the control booth. So she was ranting about hating Phil during the whole thing."
Little Eva's version of "Uptown" was included on her debut album,LLLLLoco-Motion