“Little Richard” by Little Richard - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1958Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

After having delivered the album of the decade and 18 dynamic hit singles in 3 years, the true king of Rock n Roll shocked his fans by announcing that he was giving it all up to return to his gospel roots. By the time of this second LP on Specialty, he was retired already. This man was a whirlwind, unpredictable and wild – possessed with a punk spirit and impossible to control. I firmly believe that musicians feed from their front man, and this was clearly in evidence with Richard’s dynamic band. This was the act that brought the races together in dance halls that were supposed to be segregated – the force was irresistible. Compiling a second LP was an easy task for Art Rupe – there were hit sides in abundance, everyone a thriller, whatever the tempo, which was usually fast and furious. What a man. What a band.

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A1 [02:18] 7.8.png Little Richard - Keep A Knockin’ (Richard Penniman) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:08] 6.8.png Little Richard - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (Edward Madden, Gus Edwards) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A3 [02:20] 10.0.png Little Richard - Send Me Some Lovin’ (John Marascalco, Leo Price) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:26] 7.5.png Little Richard - I’ll Never Let You Go (Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo) (Richard Penniman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:15] 7.2.png Little Richard - Heeby Jeebies (Michael James Jackson, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [01:54] 7.4.png Little Richard - All Around The World (Robert Alexander Blackwell, McKinley Millet) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [02:11] 9.4.png Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:13] 6.7.png Little Richard - Baby Face (Benny Davis, Harry Akst) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B3 [02:08] 8.3.png Little Richard - Hey Hey Hey Hey (Richard Penniman) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:13] 8.0.png Little Richard - Ooh! My Soul (Richard Penniman) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:32] 8.7.png Little Richard - The Girl Can’t Help It (Bobby Troup) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:27] 9.0.png Little Richard - Lucille (Richard Penniman, Albert Collins) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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