Little Richard Here’s Little Richard

It doesn’t get any more rock & roll than this. Richard Penniman already had six hits on the charts, starting with the cataclysmic “Tutti Frutti,” before his label decided to gather them up on a long player. The results are glorious anarchy, let loose by a crack team of New Orleans musicians with the most distinctive, most outrageous voice of them all leading the charge. Just look at the songs he was banging out so rapid-fire: “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Slippin’ and Slidin'” — Here’s Little Richard is twenty-eight minutes of gleeful mayhem. From Paul McCartney to Prince to Axl Rose, the legacy of Little Richard has never waned, no matter how many insurance ads he does.

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