♫ Gimme Little Sign ♫ (Redux)

I’m taking you back to 1967 tonight … 54 years … wow … where have those years gone? Few people will sit up and take notice when you say the name, Brenton Wood, but he is the singer of this song that I have never forgotten, never stopped singing at least once a week.  This song is one of only two hits Brenton Wood had, the other being Oogum Boogum Song, which frankly even I do not recall.

It was released in 1967 on the album Oogum Boogum. It was written by Wood (under his real name, Alfred Smith), Joe Hooven and Jerry Winn.  A quick and dirty search reveals almost no information about the origins of this song.  Brenton Woods inspiration, it is said, was the late Sam Cooke.

Gimme Little Sign
Brenton Wood

If you do want me, gimme little sugar
If you don’t want me, don’t lead me on girl
But if you need me, show me that you love me
And when I’m feeling blue and I want you
There’s just one thing that you should do

Just gimme some kind of sign girl
Oh my baby
To show that you’re mine girl
Oh yeah

Just gimme some kind of sign girl
Oh my baby
To show that you’re mine girl
All right

If you do want me, gimme little sweet talk
If you don’t want me, don’t lead me on girl
But if you need me, show me that you love me
And when I’m feeling down, wearing a frown
You be there when I look around

Just gimme some kind of sign girl
Oh my baby
To show that you’re mine girl
Oh yeah

Songwriters: Alfred J. Smith / Jerry Winn / Joseph Davis Hooven
Gimme Little Sign lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company

16 thoughts on “♫ Gimme Little Sign ♫ (Redux)

  1. Good choice, Jill. I remember feeling this way with a girl who was either slumming when she spent time with me, or was playing hard to get. Didn’t matter to me. I wasn’t into playing games. She did not last long.
    I remember The Oogum Boogum Song, now that I have heard it again on YouTube. But the memory you gave me was Roy Orbison’s first recording, Ooby Dooby, and if you watch this video https://youtu.be/3TSktJeimjE you might be very surprised at the people he has on stage with him. I only knew a few, I was never into videos so have no idea who these people are, but the few I recognize, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, tell me there must be a lot of superstars up there with them.
    Speaking of Roy Orbison, have you ever played anything by him? Most of his music predated the Beatles, so you may not have known him much, but he had some great hits back then, not just Oh, Pretty Woman, and then another string in the 80s I think, solo, or with the Travelling Wilburys. A great talent who is sorely missed.

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