- Audio CD (June 30, 1989)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Specialty
- ASIN: B000000QL0
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,422 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Rhythm and noise duke it out for the listener's attention on Little Richard's classic Specialty records. The future reverend chants and screams his often surreal--they used to call it "nonsensical"--tales of life ("Tutti Frutti"), love ("Jenny Jenny"), and rock ("Ready Teddy") over pounding piano, thumping drums, and one of the greatest horn presences (both ensemble and solo) in the history of 20th-century music. this disc makes his case better than the written word ever could, though. --Rickey Wright
Top customer reviews
Back in the day, Little Richard scared the hell out of middle class white American parents but the kids knew what was good!
You've got Little Richard pounding away at his piano and singing in his own inimitable style, a great sax player who sounds like he might blow out a lung at any moment and a drummer who provides the steady rockin' beat to Richard's anarchic style of rock!
The last two cuts ("Baby Face" and "Silvery Moon") are pretty tame but the rest of this album is terrific.
The songs have been digitally remastered from the original tapes and sound great.
The only minus is a lack of decent liner notes.
The only way to appreciate how different he was back then was to listen to his music covered by others. "Tutti Frutti" by Pat Boone? PLEASE! But that was the way it was back when listening to Black Rock and Roll would pollute and pervert youn America's minds!
His classics are all here, from "Long Tall Sally" to "Slippin' and Slidin'". If I thought it would get past Amazon's censors, I would add: "Awompbopaloobomppalampbamboom"!
Good Golly, indeed. The only way it could be improved upon would be if the CD was done also as a video.
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Quality sound from todays technology yet uninterupted from the original cuts.Read more