“Here’s Little Richard” by Little Richard - album review

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TJR says

”A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!” He had me after the first 2 seconds of this album really. Spine tinglers make perfect 10s – and Little Richard’s crew give me three of them on this masterpiece. “Here’s Little Richard” was packed full of adrenalin-fuelled primal screamers that were either played hard, fast and wild or hard, slow and sexy. Richard’s rasp and that wildly hammered piano steal the show but, WOW, what a band he had in tow. Richard showed the Rock n Rollers how it should be done – he had two saxophonists, Lee Allen (tenor sax) and Alvin Tyler (baritone sax), playing off each other and whipping it up. On “She’s Got It” there were no less than 4 session men blowing that horn! The rhythm section of Frank Fields (bass) and Earl Palmer (drums) nailed it every time and Edgar Blanchard (guitar) was one of the edgiest pros out of New Orleans. Hands down, the album of the decade.

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A1 [02:24] 10.0.png Little Richard - Tutti Frutti (Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:41] 8.5.png Little Richard - True Fine Mama (Richard Penniman) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A3 [02:26] 10.0.png Little Richard - Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave (Lloyd Price) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:07] 9.4.png Little Richard - Ready Teddy (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A5 [02:04] 7.9.png Little Richard - Baby (Richard Penniman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:43] 9.2.png Little Richard - Slippin’ And Slidin’ (Eddie Bocage, Richard Penniman, Albert Collins, James Smith) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [02:08] 10.0.png Little Richard - Long Tall Sally (Richard Penniman, Robert Alexander Blackwell, Enotris Johnson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:17] 9.8.png Little Richard - Miss Ann (Enotrois Johnson, Richard Penniman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:08] 8.6.png Little Richard - Oh Why? (Winfield Scott) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:22] 8.3.png Little Richard - Rip It Up (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:04] 8.3.png Little Richard - Jenny, Jenny (Enotrois Johnson, Richard Penniman) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:26] 8.6.png Little Richard - She’s Got It (Richard Penniman, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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