Little Richard The Very Best of Little Richard [Specialty]
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- Released: July 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Specialty
Dirty Linen - p.94"As one of the bona fide founders of rock 'n' roll, Richard Wayne Penniman is an iconic figure in American music history, and this collection is a satisfying document of that achievement."
Blender (Magazine) - p.855 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he details remain his own. Marvel as Richard rushes to get ahead of himself on 'Ready Teddy' and 'Jenny Jenny'....Ponder his irrepressible desire to pound the piano faster than Jerry Lee Lewis pursued by a bear."
- 1.Tutti Frutti
- 2.Long Tall Sally
- 3.Good Golly, Miss Molly
- 4.Slippin' and Slidin' Peepin' and Hidin'
- 5.Rip It Up
- 6.Read Teddy
- 8.She's Got It
- 9.The Girl Can't Help It
- 10.All Around
- 12.Send Me Some Lovin'
- 13.Jenny Jenny
- 14.Miss Ann
- 15.Keep a-Knockin'
- 16.Ooh! My Soul
- 17.True Fine Mama
- 18.Baby Face
- 19.Medley:Kansas City/ Hey Hey Hey Hey
- 20.By the Light of the Silvery Moon
- 21.Baura Laura Bana Loo
- 22.Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On [Rehearsal Take]
- 23.Hound Dog [Rehearsal Take]
- 24.Baby [Demo]
- 25.Medley: Ain't That a Shame/ I Got a Woman / Tutti Frutti [Live] - (live)
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Audio Remasterer: Bob Fisher .
Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Recording information: Olympia Theatre, Paris, France.
Welcome to the sacred scrolls of rock & roll. Little Richard's turbo-charged R&B, as heard on the classic 1950s Specialty Records sessions featured on this collection, literally changed the world. The frenetic, pumping piano riffs and reckless, wild, soul-on-fire vocal whooping that electrify "Tutti Frutti," "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Long Tall Sally," and the rest, served as the hottest-sounding alarm clock ever heard, alerting a complacent post-war America that rock & roll was here to stay.
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