1-CD-Album Digipac mit 60-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 72 minutes.
The incomparable Little Richard blew the lid off the '50s! 16 US hits and all 14 of his Top 30 UK hits are here. Nothing before or since has sounded wilder than this. 'Mojo' magazine ranked 'Tutti Frutti' first in the '100 Records That Changed The World.' Lee Allen (saxophone), Frank Fields (bass), Earl Palmer (drums) and the rest of New Orleans's cornerstone session-men at their fiery best. Also includes tracks featuring Little Richard's ferocious road band, the fabulous Upsetters. The ultimate Little Richard collection and the working definition of rock 'n' roll on one tidy disc.
A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom! At long last, our 'Rocks' series turns to Little Richard, one of the great innovators, a true auteur whose enduring series of smash hits on the Specialty label influenced the Western world's most popular artists including Elvis, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pat Boone, Otis Redding, Prince and the Beatles. Little Richard started at the top and worked upwards. His deliriously frenzied singing and wild, propulsive piano playing fuelled a string of manic hits on both sides of the Atlantic, selling an estimated 18 million copies during the '50s. Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Lucille, Jenny Jenny,
Good Golly Miss Molly, Baby Face....these are the records that made the difference between R&B and primal rock 'n' roll and they're all here.
There's also a clutch of non-Specialty tracks of genuine worth including the jump blues, Get Rich Quick from 1951, the semi-secret I'm In Love Again issued under the name of the World Famous Upsetters in 1962, and Get Down With It, a rip-roaring rocker recorded in England in 1966. These add further dimension to a collection of paint-stripping intensity that no one has ever topped.