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Although Little Richard has claimed ever since (bitterly, although somewhat justifiably) that he is the architect of rock n' roll, he had help from a stellar backing band including Lee "Walking With Mr. Lee" Allen (who shouted those classic sax solos after Richard's screams), Huey "Piano" Smith (who attended some Richard sessions and jammed with him) and much of Guitar Slim's band. While some choices near the disc's end are baffling or amusing ("By The Light of The Silvery Moon" and "Baby Face" are not, will not, cannot be rock n' roll) this disc will put a smile on your face and pep in your step each time you play it. Highly, highly recommended.
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.
As I stated above, this is a good CD, probably the best value available. But, given Little Richard's place in music history, he deserves better
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice, clean sounding versions of Little Richards original mono Specialty recordings.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Who doesn't love little Richard especially his song Good Golly Ms. Molly. I love it and recommend it strongly.Published 23 months ago by chippy
What can I say, except "Bop bopa-a-lu a whop bam boo Tutti frutti, au- rutti...."Published 23 months ago by Jimmy
It is a great album if you like Little Richard a lot.Published on July 16, 2014 by Robert L. Jaques
Little Richard is a saint...one forgets the defiant, exuberant joy of his best songs, all of which are right on this album. Great!wsongs,fgiaPublished on February 21, 2013 by Paul Ehrmann
This is every bit of Little Richards best.
Quality sound from todays technology yet uninterupted from the original cuts. Read more
There were several CD's of him, but, this one was the best, even though, it was the oldest and cheapest. I recommend it!Published on August 26, 2007 by Keith D. Vaughn