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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 5, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Specialty
  • ASIN: B000000QMK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This generous single disc gathers most of the unquestionably essential rockers the pianist/singer waxed for Specialty. Whether backed by the nonpareil New Orleans studio band or his own wild road combo, the Upsetters (hear "Keep A-Knockin'"), Richard's brief 195~57 stint on Specialty marked him as a true rock visionary, and the galvanic energy level of "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Good Golly Miss Molly" is unmatched in R&B history. For the full effect, turn to The Specialty Sessions. (B.D.) -- © Frank John Hadley 1993 -- From Grove Press Guide to Blues on CD

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wop bop-a-lu bop, a wop bam boom! November 15, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Prince and Sir Paul McCartney are two of my favourite artists of all time. What both have in common is one of their influences--a certain Richard Penniman, best known as Little Richard. Think about it: Prince's stylish clothes, razor-thin mustache, and curled hair during his Controversy through Purple Rain period are reminiscent to his illustrious predecessor, and Sir Paul's screams and high-pitched rocking voice were taken from Little Richard. Here are some highlights from the 25, count'em, 25, cuts on this greatest hits collection.
"Tutti Frutti," his earliest released on 14 September 1955, is by far my favourite song here, particularly with the "A wop bop-a-lu bop, a whop bam boom!" line. This song was considered risque so Pat Boone redid it. The lines where he talks about Daisy who drives him crazy, was changed from "boy don't you know what she do to me" to "pretty Little Susie is the girl for me." Lame! However, even before it was written, Richard edited out this line: "Tutti frutti good booty, if it don't fit don't force it." Well, darnit!
Four songs here were covered by the Beatles. "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey", which is on their For Sale album is one. Little Richard's highest charting hit, "Long Tall Sally" was outdone by the Beatles as a tribute to one of their influences, but the original still rocks out. Heart's cover of this also shows a nod to Mr. Penniman. "Ooh My Soul" was one of his latter hits which made it to the Top 40. And "Lucille" demonstrates Little Richard's sheer vocal power. Whew!
And the three songs that he did for The Girl Can't Help It movie are included.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Richard at his best November 23, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
During the 17 months from September 1955 to January 1957, Little Richard recorded some of the greatest rock and roll of all time. This CD contains 24 of those songs plus one from October 1957. Anything that charted from that recording period is included. Without a doubt, this was the golden era of Little Richard in the golden era of rock and roll.On this CD, the songs appear in the order they were recorded rather than in the order they were released as singles. Specialty released these songs between October 1955 and August 1959. There are more Little Richard tunes from the 17 month golden era available in the Specialty "box set". However, that CD contains many alternate takes that were never previously released. This CD is probably the best available for that period.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooh! My Soul...This Is The Real Deal May 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Little Richard's mere four Top Ten entries between 1956 and 1958 are more a reflection of the racial policies of a white-controlled radio industry than the impact this true king of rock 'n' roll had on the music industry. It's been estimated that Richard sold 18 million singles in the Fifties and his influence ran deep and wide, including a young upstart named Paul McCartney who would couple "Kansas City" with Richard's "Hey, Hey, Hey" on the LP Beatles VI .
Richard had only one speed and that was full throttle on classics like "Tutti-Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," "Rip It Up," "Lucille" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly." If these songs don't get you out of your seat and on the dance floor, you might want to check the obituary--there's a good chance you're dead!
Short of springing for the exhaustive Specialty Box Set, this 25-song set is the best single-disc of Richard's best work at Specialty and no serious rock library is complete without it. ESSENTIAL
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He�s Got It! August 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Little Richard is the one of the earliest (if not the earlist)examples of rock n' roll spirit. The rebellion, the lyrical antics, the sheer energy of the man outshines anyone else of the period, and inspired many streams of rock and funk later to come.
This is just a superb collection with 16 fantastic songs, with all or most of the essentials. Even with the more recent acclaim, I still think his importance in rock history is underrated. Turn this up loud, scare the neighbors, and have a great time! With informative liner notes by Billy Vera, and thorough documentation of recording dates and personnel.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The One to Buy! December 2, 1999
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This is the best collection of Little Richard's work that I've ever heard. I find myself playing this CD over and over, and it always sounds fresh. Great work by the sax players and most of the piano playing by Little Richard Wayne Penniman. Wonderful liner notes tell us that "Tutti Frutti" was originally "Tutti Frutti Good Booty", but soon was "cleaned up", as well as comments about Little Richard's antics in several films, and positions on the charts for all his songs. All our favorites are here from LR's fabulous two-year period (1955-1957). This is the one to buy!
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Little Richard is so much more than just the crazy,
loud-mouthed, flamboyant, grand old "architect of Rock-N-Roll"
that we all know today! This man was a one man musical, sexual
& cultural revolution!--A force of nature in a time which was
very closed & uptight on so many levels!
Enter young Richard Penniman from Macon, GA with his hot band
rightly called "The Upsetters" and everything that was believed
about race, gender, music, what was acceptable and not,
all went out the window!
His songs were filled with the fire and brimstone singing
of old time black gospel (Marion Williams' high "Whoooo!")
mixed with the boogie-woogie piano and rawkus blues shoutin'
of a backwater moonshine swillin' jook joint!
He could make a piano get up and walk across the room!
Playing in the old rolling gospel/boogie-woogie style that
mixed angel & devil all together on the black & white keys!
He took showmanship as it was known at that time and turned
the volume up way past 10!!--Often whipping the venues he
played into such a frenzy that racial lines came down and black
danced with white!--A DEFINITE NO-NO in that time!
His persona was so flamboyant, so peacock, so flaming,
with his honey-brown pancake makeup, beautifully coiffed
and fingerwaved pompadour, pencil-thin moustache, mascara &
eye-shadow that people (male, female, black, white or even martian!)
were overwhelmed by it and made to tingle in ways that
they didn't know they could tingle!--Another DEFINITE
NO-NO in that oppressive time!

Aside from all that, his music (all contained in this
great collection), simply could not be denied as
tear-the-house-down ROCK-N-ROLL classics!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rock'n'roll
Little Richard is one of my favourite rock 'n' roll performer. The sound of this CD is incredibly clean and his voice comes out so perfect.
Published 6 months ago by Martini Vittorio
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Richard has been at my junctures of life...
This man exploded in my music awarenesses in 1955. His delivery, voice, lyrics, beat, and uplifting tempo was my start of a support of the birth of Rock and Roll.... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Karen Kohr-Blinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories
Simply put, I love it in my collection. It brings back good memories.They don't make music with sweet melodies like this anymore.
Published 10 months ago by michael mckoffi
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
If you don't know what cd or record to get this is by far the best of the best...can't go wrong :-)
Published on October 21, 2012 by rockajess
5.0 out of 5 stars AAAAAAAAAAA !
This is a great compilation ! Little Richard's influence on rock n' roll and so many artists that came after him, from the Beatles to Elvis, to Prince can never be overstated. Read more
Published on April 19, 2009 by sprint
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GREATEST HITS ALBUM FOR LITTLE RICHARD
simply the best one on the market right now; undisputed. I'm not going to try to persuade you into liking little richard, he will do that for himself
Published on September 7, 2008 by Topsy Kretts
5.0 out of 5 stars Next Best Option To The Specialty Sessions 3-CD Box Set
If you don't want to spring for the 3-CD Specialty Sessions Box Set, which is easily THE best Little Richard compendium on the market, then this volume from the Legends Of... Read more
Published on June 19, 2008 by AvidOldiesCollector
5.0 out of 5 stars "Well it's Saturday night and I just got paid....I'm gonna rip it...
This is probably the best collection of Richard Penniman's Specialty label songs you'd want on a CD. Read more
Published on June 8, 2007 by Bop Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT LITTLE RICHARD NOT BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF ROCK...
this has everything i desire from little richard. i'll MAKE him a doggone award. mr. penniman, you won something here, baby!!!!! SHUT UP!!!!!
Published on January 24, 2007 by Martin L. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
When you hear L.Richard sing Tuti Frutty and Lucille you are tranported to his time & you feel you are 18 again.
Published on January 4, 2007 by R. E. Lefranc
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