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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Speciality's The Essential Little Richard lives up to its billing, featuring 20 of Little Richard's finest recordings for the label. Not only are all the hits here, but there's some terrific lesser-known tunes and cult favorites slipped on at the end of the record, making this yet another great compilation of Richard's Specialty material. It proves that it would be nearly impossible to release a bad compilation of these recordings.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Speciality's The Essential Little Richard lives up to its billing, featuring 20 of Little Richard's finest recordings for the label. Not only are all the hits here, but there's some terrific lesser-known tunes and cult favorites slipped on at the end of the record, making this yet another great compilation of Richard's Specialty material. It proves that it would be nearly impossible to release a bad compilation of these recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1990
  • Label: Specialty
  • UPC: 022211215448
  • Catalog Number: 2154

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tutti Fruti (2:26)
  2. 2 Long Tall Sally (2:10)
  3. 3 Rip It Up (2:23)
  4. 4 Jenny Jenny (2:02)
  5. 5 Good Golly, Miss Molly (2:08)
  6. 6 Ready Teddy (2:08)
  7. 7 Slippin' and Slidin' (2:40)
  8. 8 The Girl Can't Help It (2:32)
  9. 9 I Got It (2:18)
  10. 10 Heeby-Jeebies (2:13)
  11. 11 Lucille (2:23)
  12. 12 Keep-a-Knockin' (2:18)
  13. 13 Miss Ann (2:18)
  14. 14 Ooh! My Soul (2:06)
  15. 15 True Fine Mama (2:43)
  16. 16 Directly From My Heart (2:20)
  17. 17 Hey Hey Hey Hey (2:05)
  18. 18 Send Me Some Lovin' (2:20)
  19. 19 Baby Face (2:15)
  20. 20 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (2:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Richard Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer
Little Richard Composer
Albert Collins Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Boyd Atkins Composer
Roger Bowling Composer
Dick Glasser Composer
Art Rupe Liner Notes
James Smith Composer
Eddie Bocage Composer
Fred Eaglesmith Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
Enotris Johnson Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Joe Lubin Composer
Hal Bynum Composer
Walter Samuels Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Al Collins Composer
Leo Price Composer
Luther Williams Composer
Robert Blackwell Composer
Robert A. Blackwell Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The True Real Deal - No Re-Makes Here

    Most fans can skip the $42 Specialty box set and be satisfied with this Hits-packed CD from the original Specialty label masters - all recorded from 1955-1959.

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