BEHIND OUR MUSIC

A "South Chicago Thing" begins

A story about Renee Mendoza and things remembered from the past - 


 We took our name from the "Little Giant" Music Store which opened back in 1948 under the name Casa Mendoza, located at 3218 E. 91st St. In the early '60s, Renee-Mendoza moved to 9121 S. Commercial Ave.  And finally "Little GIant" of South Chicago was firmly planted at 9126 S. Commercial Ave.  If you were shopping Uptown, you were stopping at "LIttle Giant."  Mr. Mendoza retired in 1993 after enjoying 45 years of success.  We asked permission to use the name to keep the memories of all of us, and all of you, alive! 




Our Musical Inspirations

Little Giant is inspired by the burning desire to recreate the music from our past, and present the material as close to the original sound as possible.  We believe the 1960's and early 1970's was the Golden Age of Rock and Roll. The Beatles, Grassroots, Chicago, The Doors, and so many more that made our memories.  Little Giant's goal is to touch the hearts of our audience, and make them sit back and say, "Wow, I can't believe they are playing this song!"



Our Song List

Slow Down*  I Got A Line On You* People Are Strange* Break On Through*  Temptation Eyes,*  Mercy Mercy Mercy* A Whiter Shade of Pale*  Let’s Live For Today*  A Girl Like You*  Green Tambourine*  Liar Liar,*  Tell Her No*  I Think We’re Alone Now,* Magic Moment*  Light My Fire*  Don’t You Care*  Beginnings,* Saturday In The Park*  Does Anybody Really Know What Time It I*  Vehicle*  Love Her Madly*  Purple Haze*  Ride Captain Ride*  Time Of The Season* One*  Young Girl*  Because*  I Will Always Think About You*  Incense And Peppermints*  Get Ready*  Paint It Black*  Hush*  I Saw The Light*  Brandy*  Dancing In The Moonlight*  Rikki*  Love Grows*  Here Comes My Baby*  Love Me Two Times*  20th Century Fox*  LA Woman*  Brown Eyed Girl*  California Sun*  Good Lovin’*  I’ll Cry Instead*  No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature*  Riders On The Storm*  Itchycoo Park*  Expressway To Your Heart*  Little Bit O’Soul*  Come On Down To My Boat*  Bend Me Shape Me*  Time Won’t Let Me*  Roadhouse Blues*  Stormy*  Voodoo Child*  You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice*  Groovin’ * Something*  Touch Me*  Star Spangle Banner-Woodstock* Green Eyed Lady*  Young Girl*  Bad Time*  One*  Up On the Roof*  Mama Told Me (Not To Come)*

Ride Captain Ride*  Got To Get You Into My Life* Lady Madonna*  I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone*  California Dreamin"  Slow Down*  Summer In The City*