'The Very Best of Little Richard'
When Little Richard recorded “Tutti Frutti” in 1955 at Cosimo’s Studio in New Orleans with A&R man Bumps Blackwell, rock ’n’ roll was taken to a thrilling new level. The pounding piano, the high voice and trills, and the sexually suggestive lyrics catapulted the former Richard Penniman to the top of the charts and to legendary status.
On July 29, 2008 Specialty Records (now owned by Concord Music Group) will issue "The Very Best of Little Richard", a comprehensive 25-track compilation, and the first in 20 years to showcase all of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer’s specialty hits.
Annotator Billy Vera writes, "Between his hit records and his thrilling live performances, Little Richard has now become a bona fide rock ‘n' roll star, a hero to '50s teens and the epitome of crazy, man, crazy."
This compilation album is fit to burst with hits like "Lucille," "Send Me Some Lovin'," "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Jenny Jenny" and "Keep A-Knockin'."
Little Richard remains a living legend, frequently appearing in movies and television commercials. But there was a chemistry at Specialty in the mid-‘50s that resulted in the rare energy you'll hear on "The Very Best of Little Richard". No other label has ever been able to match it.
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