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The Essential Little Richard

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Tutti Frutti
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Long Tall Sally
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Rip It Up
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Jenny Jenny
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Good Golly Miss Molly
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Ready Teddy
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Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')
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The Girl Can't Help It
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I Got It
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Heeby-Jeebies
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Lucille
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Keep A Knockin'
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Miss Ann
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Ooh! My Soul
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True Fine Mama
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Directly From My Heart
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Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
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Send Me Some Lovin'
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Baby Face
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By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
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Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 45:40

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As musician, writer, and producer, Lenny Kaye is intimately involved with the creative impulse. He has been a guitarist for poet-rocker Patti Smith since her ba...more »

10.14.09
It just doesn't get any more rock & roll than this
2006 | Label: Fantasy Records

"Tutti Frutti" was the first rock & roll song I ever heard, knee-high to the big console radio in my living room, and it induced the kind of hysterical laughter reserved for true manifestations of the Holy Spirit. But then Little Richard has always spoken in tongues as he moved between the worlds of the sacred and profane. His gospel shout gives a preacher's fervor to these slabs of R&B, and yet, in the very… read more »

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SG from SC

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This is a great album and I'm happy to have it as my first little Richard disc. I rate it a 5.

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have a ball tonight

ae_4355

would there be a paul mccartney without little richard? Several 2 minute bursts of genius proto rock.

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Title says it all

ThatEngishGuy

See that word "Essential" in the title? That means it's esential to your wellbeing that you download this album. I don't care if you're on your deathbed, this music will make you boooooooooogie.

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Good Golly, Good Stuff

coopco95843

Downloaded Good Golly Miss Molly and Tutti Fruitti. Good stuff.

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A Womp Bomp

RadioRandy

A Loo Bomp Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Rock and Roll doesn't get any more elemental, sweatier, crazier, rockier, rollier, bumpier and grindier than Richard Penniman. Little Richard was caught between the sacred and the profane (just like piano pumper Jerry Lee Lewis), and Little Richard's gospel-influenced, boogie-woogied, straight up rock and roll piano, wild vocals and outrageous persona fueled a land of a million dances. The tracks on 'Essential' hit you like a drunken football tackle and don't let up until oh, say around track 14. Get 'em all, but ESPECIALLY those first 14 tracks. You really won't need any other Little Richard in your collection. Except maybe "Bama Lama Bama Loo." Woooooooooooooo!

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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. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine