Little Joe Cook recalls high notes of doo-wop fame ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff Popular 1950s and '60s pop singer Little Joe Cook sings his famous song, "Peanuts," in his basement studio. John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff The cover of Little Joe Cook's 1957 gold record is hanging in his basement studio. John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff Cook started singing in church with his mother Annie Bell, a well-known regional blues singer. John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff Cook is credited with starting the falsetto sound that inspired Frankie Valli, who, with the Four Seasons, covered Cook's hit "Peanuts." John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff On Saturday night, fans, friends, and family will pay tribute to Cook in an early 90th-birthday celebration.