The Five Empressions

From: Chicago, IL, USA

The Five Empressions would become better-known as the Five Emprees, who had a major hit in the Chicago area with their cover of the Addrisi Brothers’ “Little Miss Sad”, which rose to #74 in the national charts. The song was first issued on the small Chicago indie label Freeport, and was credited to the Five Empressions. They were then forced to change their name by the star soul group the Impressions. “Little Miss Sad” is a garage-pop-rock song with an ascending riff, British Invasion-influenced harmonies, and a Trini Lopez-influenced rhythm. The band would subsequently record an album and several follow-up singles through 1968, none of which had the same impact as “Little Miss Sad.”

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From the 1965 single Freeport FR-1001

  • Little Miss Sad