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Genre: Rock n Roll
Little Richard Greatest Hits DMM 180g Import LP
180 Gram Vinyl! Featuring "Tutti Frutti", "Lucille", "Long Tall Sally" & Many More!!
Ranked #8 - Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists! Ranked #12 - Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers!
Richard Wayne Penniman, known by the stage-name Little Richard, debuted with one of the most important songs in the history of rock'n'roll with "Tutti Frutti" (1955), which famously started with a shout along the lines of "a-wom-bomp-a-woom-op-a-womp-bam-boom!". It was recently named by the British music magazine Mojo as the single record that changed music more than any other. "Long Tall Sally" and "Rip It Up" were further hits, as were "Keep A Knockin'" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly". Because of "Tutti Frutti" and these other successful songs, Little Richard was often cited by other musicians of the period as one of the biggest influences on their music.
"One of the original rock & roll greats, Little Richard merged the fire of gospel with New Orleans R&B, pounding the piano and wailing with gleeful abandon. While numerous other R&B greats of the early '50s had been moving in a similar direction, none of them matched the sheer electricity of Richard's vocals. With his bullet-speed deliveries, ecstatic trills, and the overjoyed force of personality in his singing, he was crucial in upping the voltage from high-powered R&B into the similar, yet different, guise of rock & roll. Although he was only a hitmaker for a couple of years or so, his influence upon both the soul and British Invasion stars of the 1960s was vast, and his early hits remain core classics of the rock repertoire." - Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
"On songs like 'Lucille' and 'Tutti-Frutti,' he sounded like a preacher wrestling the devil to the ground. When he belted, 'I'm gonna rip it up/I'm gonna shake it up' in 1956, Richard wasn't just singing about the weekend — his falsetto shrieks were demolishing the rules of pop singing. It was a voice that leapt with a fury out of transistor radios, leaving scorch marks on an entire generation of singers and musicians. Said Jimi Hendrix, who played in Richard's backing band, 'I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice.'" - Rolling Stone
• 180g Vinyl
• Direct Metal Master
• Made in the E.U.
• Remastered from the Original Recordings
1. Tutti Frutti
2. Long Tall Sally
3. Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')
4. Rip It Up
5. Ready Teddy
6. She's Got It
8. The Girl Can't Help It
9. All Around The World
10. Send Me Some Lovin'
2. Jenny, Jenny
3. Miss Ann
4. Keep A Knockin'
5. Good Golly, Miss Molly
6. Ooh! My Soul
7. True, Fine Mama
8. Baby Face
9. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
10. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey