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Little Richard - Fabulous Little Richard

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It's impossible to over-emphasise the impact Little Richard and the music on his first two albums for Specialty Records from March 1957 and July 1958 had on the future sound of R&B, rock and soul. Æ’??Here's Little RichardÆ’?ï†ï†ï† and Æ’??Little Richard Volume 2Æ’?ï†ï†ï† have just about every classic Little Richard side on them. This is the music that influenced and paved the way for the hundreds of beat groups of the 60's, and coupled with the larger-than-life anarchic, excessive and erratic personality of Little Richard himself, is the bedrock spirit of everything that followed in rockÆ’??nÆ’??roll, its sound, its image and its energy. Just count the tracks from these albums that got cover versions: The Beatles, Elvis, Otis, Stones, Springsteen and innumerable others recorded and performed these songs for years and years to come. Otis Redding and James Brown, arguably the two biggest male soul stars the world ever saw, both wore their Richard influence as a medal of honour and Michael Jackson and Prince have long been acknowledged as the carriers of Richard's flaming, otherworldly and showmanistic torch.

This is RockÆ’??nÆ’??Roll in it's purest form. The raw musical power contained here has, quite simply never been surpassed, they still compel you to shout and dance and put into their original context of the 1950s they are nothing less than astonishing. This is a re-release of Little RichardÆ’??s third album.

Track Listing:
Shake A Hand
Chicken Little Baby
All Night Long
The Most I Can Offer
Lonesome And Blue
Wonderin'
She Knows How To Rock
Kansas City
Directly From My Heart
Maybe I'm Right
Early One Morning
I'm Just A Lonely Guy
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On

Release Date: 1970-01-01

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