Here's Little Richard

Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
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1957 Ratings: #6 / 12
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Born at the end of 1932 in Georgia, in a large religious family, Little Richard is an emblematic figure of the 50s, one of the most influential R&B and Rock n Roll singer and musician of the time. He also distinguished himself by his extravagance and live performances as Elvis Presley. His name Lil Richard comes from his small size but also because he has a deformity of one leg which gave him this atypical appearance and gait. Very much influenced by the Gospel scene, Richard listened to ... read more


Little Richard's impact on the world of R&B and music at large cannot be understated, yet while this record is full over well-performed and fun tracks i can't help but feel like when it comes to this alone as an album, there's just better stuff out there.


{SJO 12}

It's really fucked up that before we could complete this, two of the people on this list DIED. Like that's fucked up. I always hated making reviews for people who recently died who I wasn't a fan of. Because if you don't like the album it always follows some stupid formula like "R.I.P. Little Richard, his music meant so much to do many people….this album IS SHIT FUCK ASS SHIT!!!"

Luckily, I don't have to do that, because this album is amazing.

Little Richard just ... read more


Little is needed to make a strong case about Little Richard's pioneering in R&R. The Architect showcases nothing short of that on his debut LP. His vocal performances are as energetic and electrifying as his stage presence. Not to mention how interesting his writing is compared to what most people were doing back then. His omnipresence in music is such that when Lizzo shouted "black people made rock & roll" in 2021's "Rumors", I couldn't help but think of him. This ... read more


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Track List

  1. Tutti-Frutti
  2. True, Fine Mama
  3. Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
  4. Ready Teddy
  5. Baby
  6. Slippin' And Slidin'
  7. Long Tall Sally
  8. Miss Ann
  9. Oh Why?
  10. Rip It Up
  11. Jenny, Jenny
  12. She's Got It
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Added on: August 7, 2014