The Beach Boys recorded 15 Big Ones, mostly a covers album, in 1976. One of the more obscure choices was “A Casual Look”, a 1956 hit for the Six Teens. The oldest member of the group was 17. Doo-wop was an influence on the Beach Boys and other artists as diverse as Frank Zappa and George Clinton. This is what covers are for – bringing back a forgotten old song.
Here’s another version from 1956 by Little Clydie and the Teens. Clydie King went on to a long career as a singer. King would have been no more than 13 when this was recorded. I’m glad the Beach Boys version exists to remind us of the song but they can’t capture the innocence of the two versions by adolescents.