Here's Little Richard [Expanded Edition]

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Little Richard had been making records for four years before he rolled into Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio in New Orleans and cut the epochal "Tutti Frutti" in the fall of 1955, but everything else he'd done -- and much of what others had recorded -- faded into insignificance when Richard wailed "A wop bop a loo mop a lomp bomp bomp" and kicked off one of the first great wailers in rock history. In retrospect, Little Richard's style doesn't seem so strikingly innovative as captured in 1956's Here's Little Richard -- his boogie-woogie piano stylings weren't all that different from what Fats Domino had been laying down since 1949, and his band pumped out the New Orleans ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Little Richard had been making records for four years before he rolled into Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio in New Orleans and cut the epochal "Tutti Frutti" in the fall of 1955, but everything else he'd done -- and much of what others had recorded -- faded into insignificance when Richard wailed "A wop bop a loo mop a lomp bomp bomp" and kicked off one of the first great wailers in rock history. In retrospect, Little Richard's style doesn't seem so strikingly innovative as captured in 1956's Here's Little Richard -- his boogie-woogie piano stylings weren't all that different from what Fats Domino had been laying down since 1949, and his band pumped out the New Orleans backbeat that would define the Crescent City's R&B for the next two decades, albeit with precision and plenty of groove. But what set Richard apart was his willingness to ramp up the tempos and turn the outrage meter up to ten; "Tutti Frutti," "Rip It Up," and "Jenny Jenny" still sound outrageous a half-century after they were waxed, and it's difficult but intriguing to imagine how people must have reacted to Little Richard at a time when African-American performers were expected to be polite, and the notion of a gay man venturing out of the closet simply didn't exist Richard's songs were thoroughly heterosexual on the surface, but the nudge and wink of "Tutti Frutti" and "Baby" is faint but visible, and his bop threads, mile-high process, and eye makeup clearly categorized him as someone "different". These 12 tunes may not represent the alpha and omega of Little Richard's best music, but every song is a classic and unlike many of his peers, time has refused to render this first album quaint -- Richard's grainy scream remains one of the great sounds in rock & roll history, and the thunder of his piano and the frantic wail of the band is still the glorious call of a Friday night with pay in the pocket and trouble in mind. Brilliant stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2012
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 888072333000
  • Catalog Number: 33300
  • Sales rank: 64,458

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tutti Frutti (2:26)
  2. 2 True, Fine Mama (2:43)
  3. 3 Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (2:28)
  4. 4 Ready Teddy (2:09)
  5. 5 Baby (2:06)
  6. 6 Slippin' and Slidin' (2:44)
  7. 7 Long Tall Sally (2:11)
  8. 8 Miss Ann (2:17)
  9. 9 Oh Why? (2:10)
  10. 10 Rip It Up (2:24)
  11. 11 Jenny Jenny (2:05)
  12. 12 She's Got It (2:27)
  13. 13 Baby (4:22)
  14. 14 All Night Long (2:50)
  15. 15 Interview With Specialty Records Founder Art Rupe - Art Rupe (9:15)
  16. 16 Tutti Trutti
  17. 17 Long Tall Sally
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Richard Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Lee Allen Leader, Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Moore Drums
Justin Adams Guitar
Edgar Blanchard Guitar
Clifford Burks Tenor Saxophone
Nathaniel Douglas Guitar
Frank Fields Bass
Clarence Ford Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Edward Frank Piano
Grady Gaines Tenor Saxophone
Lucas Fats Gonder Piano
Lloyd Lambert Bass
Ernest McLean Guitar
Roy Montrell Guitar
Earl Palmer Drums
Olsie Robinson Bass
Joe Tillman Tenor Saxophone
Alvin "Red" Tyler Baritone Saxophone
Wilbert Smith Tenor Saxophone
Renald Richard Trumpet, Leader
Charles Connor Drums
Danny Carmichael Tenor Saxophone
Huey Smith Piano
Jewell Grant Baritone Saxophone
William H. "Frosty" Pyles Guitar
Thomas Harwell Guitar
Paul Jones Narrator
Jimmy Rice Bass
Technical Credits
Lloyd Price Composer
Albert Collins Composer
Bumps Blackwell Producer
Lee Hildebrand Liner Notes
Nick Phillips Reissue Producer
Art Rupe Producer
William Scott Composer
Kevin Howlett Producer, Writer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Richard Penniman Composer
Enotris Johnson Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Dorothy LaBostrie Composer
Pete Frame Writer, Interviewer
Chris Clough Reissue Producer
James Smith Composer
Robert Blackwell Composer
Edwin Bocage Composer
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