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Very Best Of Little Richard

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Specialty
  • ASIN: B0018D4SHY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,959 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Comprehensive, 25 track compilation containing all the hits. Also features 2 previously unissued tracks. All tracks digitally remastered.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
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Fifty-plus years after budding blues singer Richard Penniman transformed himself into the prototype wild man rock `n' roller Little Richard, these seminal sides on Specialty retain every bit of their invention and abandon. Recorded in New Orleans with the rock 'n' roll pillars of Earl Palmer's second-line drumming and Lee Allen's muscular, swinging saxophone, Little Richard's best singles are as good as any rock 'n' roll records ever recorded. His outlandishly raw and seductive vocals stretched the microphones to their limits, just as his hammering on the piano often threatened to shake his instrument apart.

The hits are radioactive elements of the rock 'n' roll lexicon, their radiance undimmed by fifty years of tribute, imitation and repetition. Starting with 1955's "Tutti Frutti" Richard waxed a string of scorching sides that included "Long Tall Sally," "Good Golly, Miss Molly," "Rip It Up," and "Ready Teddy," each invested with a level of vocal exuberance unmatched by his contemporaries. Even when he'd take a breath and drop the key below the top-edge of his range, as on the mid-tempo "Slipin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')," his voice remained edgy, and his instrumental battles with Lee Allen reaped brilliant rewards. Richard wrote or chose songs whose themes matched the newly acquired independence felt by mid-50s teens. Even with the lyrics tidied up here and there, the sexuality was hard to miss, and coupled with the brazenness of Richard's vocals (and Lee Allen's sax), it's easy to see how rock 'n' roll menaced 1950s Eisenhower America.

Even with all this inventiveness, as early as 1956 some of Richard's singles began to sound repetitive. "Heeby Jeeby" and "She's Got It," for example, borrowed liberally from their predecessors.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music find March 22, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Was nice to be able to listen to Little Richard's music again. I lost all my original 850 45rpm records in a house fire back in 1992. Glad because these recordings are the original cuts and not the one he released in later years.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning December 21, 2010
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I never thought I would enjoy this cd as much as I do. I wanted some of his music, but I ended up loving all the songs from it.I listen to it at least twice a month. A marvelous experience. This was the beginning of Rock and Roll. you cant go wrong with Little Richard. In these days I enjoy listening to him more than Chuck Berry. It's a shame he never had the same succes in the 1960's that he achieved in the 1950's. His music is timeless. Real good compilation of his best known songs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ooh My Soul! September 17, 2008
By Phil S.
Format:Audio CD
For a Richard fan trainee, it's what the Dr. [Rock] ordered! If one can live with the audio loss at the start of "Tutti Frutti", there's plenty here to make one's big toe shoot up in his/her boot: the full length "Ooh My Soul! (longer sax solo than on the 45rpm); one of the rough demos sent by Richard to Specialty in early 1955, "Baby" [later titled "Baby, Don't You want A Man Like Me?" and recorded professionally by Specialty and Modern, about 10 years apart]; and the rarer than rare medley from June 4th, 1964, with "Ain't That a Shame"/"I Got A Woman"/"Tutti Frutti", all showcasing great g-box work by either Dewey Terry or Glenn Willings.
The deeper-pocket deeper-afficionado might wanna spring for the Ace Box with about 90% of what a 1950s' Richard fan could dream of.
But the matter at hand is a nice package, with a great booklet, with nifty notes by Billy Vera (a few mistakes, but baby....that is R & R!).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! September 14, 2009
By a fan
Format:Audio CD
When I was finally ready to pick up a Little Richard collection, this is what I got and it rocks! Great sound quality, compared to previous collections.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Richard at his best April 7, 2009
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Wow, what memories. The song selection is great. The CD has great stereo sound and clarity. If you like Little Richard, you'll want this CD in your collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back To The Fifties January 29, 2011
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Grab your jeans and T-shirt, check your hair and get ready to rock and roll. The prettiest man in rock and roll is fixing to take you back to the early days of rock!!
Little Richard is going to do his hits and make your knees shake and your liver quiver. This collection really brought back the memories and put a smile on my face.
If you remember the fifties as a great time of your life, you need to get this album.
Later gaters!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of One of the Best December 27, 2008
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Back in '89 I bought Little Richard's "The Specialty Sessions". Unless you are interested in dozens of out-takes and false starts, it was overkill. This CD gives us all the final releases as we old-timers remember them. This is Rock and Roll history.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome songs
I remember listening to this songs at birthday parties when I was younger, the songs brought back a lot of memories of watching my uncles and aunties and my parents dancing to... Read more
Published 6 days ago by J. Jacome
5.0 out of 5 stars This really is the best of Little Richard exposing his frenetic energy...
This really is the best of Little Richard exposing his frenetic energy during the 50s. His workmanship in the 60s and beyond is certainly not in the same category.
Published 9 days ago by Ron Bradford
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love the music
Published 1 month ago by joe alfano
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Little Richard is one of the pioneers of rock and roll!!!
Published 1 month ago by Rick O'Leary
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Little Richard is good!
Published 2 months ago by Robert Jungnitsch
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent retrospective of Richard's early career.
Published 2 months ago by GradyPhilpott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Little Richard...fabulous
Published 2 months ago by Sally A Fennell
5.0 out of 5 stars All Good!
Will buy again!
Published 2 months ago by RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Old time rock and roll
Little Richard is one of the true rock pioneers. No one shouted the blues better. It's rock at it's simplest and best.
Published 7 months ago by bill rennison
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rock and Roll Ledgend
When you listen to Little Richard you know why all the greats have re-made his songs. From the Stones to the Beatles and so many more he has been the influence to their start and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by danny
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