This was first released on the San Francisco label Hush Records in January 1966. After quickly selling 5,000 copies locally, it was picked up by the major Bell label who took over distribution of the single and also gave the band the opportunity to release an album. Don Baskin the band's vocalist told classicbands.com
the story behind the release of "Little Girl": "We couldn't get 'Little Girl' played anywhere. No one wanted it. Everyone turned down 'Little Girl.' So, we decided with our producer's label, Hush, which was a rhythm and blues label out of Richmond, California, the Oakland-Richmond area. Our producer's parents had owned that label. He decided, 'let's put it out locally and see how it does,' and we sold 5,000 copies in the first week. An incredible number for that day and time in and around the Northern California area. A big (radio) station in San Francisco really broke our first record - KYA. That's what really made us take off. That's what really made Bill decide to take us on. We had our first big, big break-out in Oklahoma City and it started from there."