Friday, April 13, 2018

#14 Litte Richard "Here's Little Richard"

Tutti Frutti is the first track and from here, we pretty much know all we need to know about Little Richard. Or do we? The energy on this record is SO much different than any of the other rock performances on what I've heard so far. That being said, Richard gets a LOT of mileage out of that old 1 4 5 blues progression. For me, though, the killer tracks on this album were not the usuals, but "Long Tall Sally," "Oh, Why?" "Jenny Jenny" and "She's Got It." Tons of energy and, likely, something never heard before. Because of headphones, I can tell these tracks were recorded at different times and that's ok. A live show back in 1957 must have been exhausting.

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