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Little Pattie - I Just Need Your Love (1965)

(Eddie Rambeau - Bud Rehak)
Australia Australia
#12 Sydney #25 Brisbane

Single on HMV, B-side of Dance Puppet Dance, September 1965.

Double-sided hit in Sydney and Brisbane. In Melbourne, only Dance Puppet Dance charted (#44).

For more on Little Pattie (b.1949, Patricia Amphlett) see her first and best-known hit  He's My Blonde-Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy (1963).

See also Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far (1965), Little Things Like That (1967), I'll Eat My Hat (1967), and her duet with Melbourne deejay Grantley Dee Love Is A Happy Thing (1968). 

Eddie Rambeau comments on a YouTube video of Little Pattie's version:
This is the first time I not only heard this but was even aware that it was recorded by someone else other than myself. Thanks for posting. What a surprise. Ed Rambeau

Further reading: 1. Little Pattie: Stories and Highlights at Long Way to the Top [archived]. 2. Little Pattie at Wikipedia.

Eddie Rambeau - I Just Need Your Love (1965)

(Eddie Rambeau - Bud Rehak)
Original version

Key names:
Eddie Rambeau, Bud Rehak, Charles Calello, Bob Crewe.

Single on DynoVoice, B-side of My Name Is Mud, June 1965, produced by Charles Calello, who also arranged and conducted, for Bob Crewe Productions.

Released again in 1966, B-side of I'm The Sky.

Pennsylvanian singer Eddie Rambeau (b.1943, real surname Fluri, aka Ed) had some regional hits and a minor national hit with Concrete And Clay (1965, #35 USA YouTube), produced by Crewe and arranged by Calello. It was a cover version of a current hit by British band Unit Four Plus Two (#1 UK, #35 USA).

The co-writer:
Bud Rehak, a regular songwriting partner, had been Rambeau's manager and accompanist since the earliest days of his career in his hometown of Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

The producer:
As an arranger, Charles Calello contributed to the sound of major 60s group The Four Seasons, along with Crewe, their producer. Callelo had been a member of The Four Lovers, as the group was originally called, and rejoined on bass in 1965. Both Crewe and Calello had distinguished careers with numerous major artists. 

RambeauRehak and Crewe wrote Diane Renay's hit Navy Blue (1964, #6 USA). Renay's follow-up record Kiss Me Sailor (#29), was written by RambeauRehak. Both records were produced by Crewe and arranged by Calello (same as on Rambeau's Concrete And Clay).

Further reading: 1. Eddie Rambeau biography by Bruce Eder at All Music. 2. Ed Rambeau's YouTube channel. 3. Official biography at Ed's own website outlines his diverse career paths since the pop 60s. 4. Charles Calello at Wikipedia. 5. Charles Calello credits listed at All Music. 6. Bob Crewe biography by Richie Unterberger at All Music.