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Here's Little Richard [Original recording remastered]

Little RichardAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 17, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 1957
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B005VR91UW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The classic 1957 album from one of the original rock `n' roll greats, re-mastered, expanded with three bonus tracks, and enhanced with two bonus videos.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A founding text of rock `n' roll April 18, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Fifty-five years after its initial release, Little Richard's debut LP resounds with the primordial fire of rhythm `n' blues' jump to rock `n' roll. Richard took everything up a notch - the tempos, the innuendo and above all, the volume and energy of his vocals. Recorded primarily at New Orleans' legendary J&M studios, Richard was backed by the cream of the Crescent City's musicians, including Lee Allen, Alvin Taylor, Frank Fields and Earl Palmer. Though the same crew could be heard on other artists' records, with Richard in the lead, they heated up their New Orleans boogie-woogie as on few other sessions. There's a level of fervor, abandon and outrageousness in both Richard's singing and piano playing that none of his fellow founders could match.

The original dozen tracks clock in at just over 28 minutes, but it's 28 minutes of killer rock `n' roll, with zero filler. The first hits were "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," "Slippin' and Slidin'," "Rip it Up," "Ready Teddy" and "She's Got It." Three more - "Jenny Jenny," "Miss Ann" and "True Fine Mama" - charted in '57 and '58. That leaves only three that didn't chart - "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave," "Baby" and "Oh Why?" - each of which has the same incendiary spark of the better known singles. The CD reissue adds three audio tracks and two videos. The audio includes Richard's two original audition tracks and a previously unreleased interview with Specialty Records founder Art Rupe. Rupe talks about the audition tape, Richard's persistence at getting signed, the New Orleans sessions, the impact of "Tutti Frutti" and the on-again, off-again career it created.

The audition tracks - Little Richard originals "Baby" and "All Night Long" - are surprising for their lack of indication of what was to come.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I picked up this version because it is a cheaper "reissued, remastered" version of Little Richard's masterpiece, but this record is hands down the worst transition onto C.D. I have ever heard in my entire life. I wouldn't be surprised if the amateurs at Hallmark music & entertainment picked a cassette of 'Here's Little Richard' at a garage sale, set the equalizer to high across the board, and used a computer microphone to record it onto C.D. Do yourself a favor, stay far away from this horrendous version and buy the double album on Gold C.D. (well worth the extra cost) or rip this album from the internet as a torrent; either way you won't be disappointed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I'll second everything that my fellow Amazon reviewer, Hyperbolium, said in his review. (I certainly can't add any more details to what's included in this package, except to point out that this is a SINGLE CD, which has the "Enhanced" video feature, meaning it will show the two "Girl Can't Help It" vids on your PC. It will not play in a DVD player on your TV.)

But I want congratulate the producers of this reissue on doing such a great packaging job on a mid-priced CD reissue. The Specialty label is now owned by Concord Music Group (best known for it's jazz reissues) and they've given the Father of Rock and Roll a nice tribute with this package. I'm also hoping that folks who get this album, and are intrigued by the two video clips, will then check out the DVD of the film "The Girl Can't Help It!" and see the other great rock and roll stars that Director Frank Tashian (who directed Looney Tunes as well) added to the film. (And, hey, Jayne Mansfield is not too hard to look at either!)

I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's Little Richard - Like Hearing Him For 1st Time! August 21, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These are the cleanest sounding renditions of this material I've ever heard. I've never heard the instrumental backings come through so clearly. The info booklet with the set is excellent; complete discographical material is especially welcome. My only complaint is I could've used more detailed directions on how to view the bonus videos on the disc. By trial-and-error, I was able to download them using Quicktime; I had no luck with Windows Media Player. I recommend this set even if you already have most of the songs on other discs(as I do).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An American Icon April 19, 2012
By Slapsy
Format:MP3 Music
This reissue is unbelievable. The sound is pristine. Listening to it for the first time or the millionth, something new is revealed with each listen. If you are looking for the roots of rock and roll, this is certainly a great place to start. They don't get much better or original than Little Richard.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coming Soon! July 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Comprised of Little Richard's first two 12" LP releases on the Specialty label, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is proud to reissue these seminal chart toppers by rock and roll's most enduring legend and a true American musical pioneer. Featuring twenty-four of Little Richard's most memorable hits, this is an essential collection of superior sounds and songs by a primary architect of rock and roll. Mastered from the original analog masters from various single and EP sessions, this inimitable legacy is now perfectly preserved, enhanced and protected for future generations by MFSL's heralded GAIN 2(tm) mastering process. Contains twenty-four songs including the original hit versions of: Tutti Frutti, Ready Teddy, Slippin' And Slidin', Long Tall Sally, Miss Ann, Rip It Up, Jenny Jenny, Keep A Knockin', Good Golly Miss Molly, Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey, The Girl Can't Help It, Lucille and many more!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Tutti Frutti
I like oldies and goodies and Little Richard is one of the Greats. Good album and Digital Booklet.
Published 1 month ago by spiderwoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Rating an MP3 Download
I remember when this album first came out. I was 9 or 10 years old at that time. This album was released before we had a stereo phonograph in our home. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Al, NE Pa.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
This is Little Richard's fist LP. "Here's Little Richard" has all the hits from 1957, Tutti Frutti , Long Tall Sally, and She's Got It (from The Girl can't Help It). Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Good god almighty
Let's face it. If you're looking at this listing Little Richard is most likely no new discovery. Seven of these 14 cuts charted and some are Rock & Roll staples. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jay Boco
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for your record collection
This is a must have for anyone who wants to own the roots of where great music comes from. Passionate, sincere and wild.
Published 8 months ago by Nice Guy Eddie
5.0 out of 5 stars Now this is what I've been waiting for
What a great two-fer with bonus tracks to boot. If Little Richard isn't a part of your rock collection here's the chance to upgrade.. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Joseph J. Sciortino
5.0 out of 5 stars he liked it -
He loved this - took him right back to when his father (classic music listener) stormed out of the house when he put lil Richard on as a teenager
Published 20 months ago by Lana Gowler
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC
This is Little Richard's debut album. in which his rollicking boogie-woogie piano and falsetto scream ignited the unfettered ossibilities of rock &^ roll.
Published 22 months ago by socalbiga
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I see why Little Richard is the man
I gotta say being the fact I always wondered who sung that song in the helicopter scene in Predator, google, and boom Im on Amazon. Read more
Published on October 26, 2012 by Eldude
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Find!!!
We are in the process of replacing my husband's favorite lost or destroyed albums. After finding Jerry Lee's "Greatest Live show on Earth" which he was crazy about - I ordered... Read more
Published on October 10, 2012 by Mrs Goofy
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