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“Little Green Bag” – George Baker Selection

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Mar 20th, 2019. Artwork published in
October 1969
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    Source: https://www.45cat.com serooskerke2011. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    Picture sleeve for the debut single by Dutch group George Baker Selection from 1969. The band name is in Gemini Computer, with both of its glyphs for the letter E.

    Yes, Quentin Tarantino fans, this song was of course your very first introduction to the QT universe. It’s the opening credits to Tarantino’s debut Reservoir Dogs, with the suits and shades ambling down the street. This pushed it back to international success yet again in 1992, causing it to pop up in weird places like Japanese whiskey commercials. — Songfacts

    The track’s original title was “Little Greenback”, in reference to the color of the US dollar. The first line of the lyric, “Lookin’ back on the track for a little greenback”, has three rhymes; “green bag” would not be a true rhyme. However, the single was given the erroneous title, “Little Green Bag”, which some took to be a “bag of marijuana”. The “Little Green Bag” title was then retained for all subsequently released versions of the single as well as the group’s 1970 debut album, also titled Little Green Bag. — Wikipedia

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    Source: https://www.45cat.com serooskerke2011. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The text on the back is written with an actual typewriter. Courier is a similar typeface. The B-side is “Pretty Little Dreamer”.

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    • Cooper Black

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