“I must admit that I often find cartoon girls attractive.” -Vince Vance
That’s a quote from WISEACRE TOWERS, a biographical book of essays that I wrote it after spending two years, believe it or not, trying to get over a girl whi I had known for a mere 104 days. But that’s another story. And this song has nothing to do with her.
No, this song is about a made up girl, the kind you dream of when you give your life over to the make-believe world I live in. See, I wanted to create “a paper doll to call my own,” as they say in that song by the Mills Brothers.
These lyrics tell a lot about me. Funny thing is that there are a lot of cliches: “That’s the truth fer ya!”
The girl in the song is a very feminine girl in charge of her outward flirtations with her wiggles and swishes of her hair. She knows what she’s doing to catch a man… or me, at least. And believe-you-me, I bite hook, line and Tootsie Roll!
Actually, I think I just described about 99% of every Valiantette with a “V” name… and that’s been everyone of them. In my lifelong pursuit of the perfect entertainment package I hire “Valiantettes,” girl singer/dancers, who care about using their femininity to portray the lovely songs of our show. Call me old-fashioned, but they are talented theatrical people who enjoy make-up, costuming and generally looking and acting as beautiful as the songs they sing.
When we decided to do a music video for “This Little Girl of Mine” we wanted to mold the imaginary girl in the video after the girls who our Valiantettes portray each night. We decided to do it one better: Why settle for a portrait when we had years of stored video with Valiantettes to show you their freshness, beauty and talent?
Doc poured over reels of VHS tape and the chosen shots extend over four decades of Valiantettes portraying “This Little Girl of Mine.”
The song first appeared on my “Cruisin’ the Coast” CD of 2002. It was the opener, a hot opener, a rockin’ ditty that trucks along with Tall McCall’s D-drums drivin’ the beat all the way to the Hop. And the burnin’ tenor sax and Cameron Morgan AKA Diamond Dick’s lead guitar rides will rock your world.