Little Richard 22 Classic Cuts
- Released: July 1, 1990
- Label: Ace Records UK
- 1.Long Tall Sally
- 2.Ready Teddy
- 3.The Girl Can't Help It
- 4.Rip It Up
- 5.Miss Ann
- 6.She's Got It
- 8.Keep a Knockin'
- 9.I'll Never Let You Go
- 10.Good Golly Miss Molly
- 11.Send Me Some Lovin'
- 13.Slippin' and Slidin'
- 14.Tutti Frutti
- 15.Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
- 17.Baby Face
- 18.Jenny Jenny
- 19.By the Light of the Silvery Moon
- 20.Ooh! My Soul
- 21.True, Fine Mama
- 22.Bama Lama, Bama Loo
Personnel: Little Richard (vocals, piano).
Liner Note Author: Ted Carroll.
Photographer: Charles White.
Merging gospel passion with hard charging New Orleans R&B piano riffs, singing like a manic angel, and blessed with the streetwise poetry of a junkyard Shakespeare in his songwriting, Little Richard burst on the scene in the mid-'50s like no-one before or since, and his run of classic hits in 1956 and 1957 is nothing short of astounding. This explosive 20-track set has them all, from "Tutti Frutti" to "Long Tall Sally," "Lucille," "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Jenny, Jenny," and more, a clattering, rocking litany by this one of a kind artist. He may have ended up as somewhat of a parody of himself, but these tracks are the real deal, and while rock & roll may have gotten louder and bigger as time went on, it never sounded more alive or electric than it did with Little Richard at his mid-'50s peak. ~ Steve Leggett
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