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|1. Long Tall Sally|
|2. Ready Teddy|
|3. The Girl Can't Help It|
|4. Rip It Up|
|5. Miss Ann|
|6. She's Got It|
|8. Keep A Knockin'|
|9. I'll Never Let You Go (Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo)|
|10. Good Golly, Miss Molly|
|11. Send Me Some Lovin'|
|12. Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham)|
|13. Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')|
|14. Tutti Frutti|
|15. Can't Believe You Wanna Leave|
|16. Heeby Jeebies|
|17. Baby Face|
|18. Jenny, Jenny|
|19. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon|
|20. Ooh! My Soul|
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Standouts, beside the bit hits-try Can't Believe You Wanna Leave, Miss Ann, I'll Never Let You Go, Slippin & Slidin and True Fine Mama-all "just" B-sides or album tracks in their day-there have been few people since able to match that standard of pen(or penni) man-ship!
Best of all, folks, these are ALL the original Speciality recordings from 1955-58. what more would you like?
Many of Little Richard's classic songs have been covered by a variety of different artists in the years since. It will surprise many people to learn that Pat Boone was very quick to cover Little Richard's songs when both were just getting started. Pat's versions of Tutti fruity and Long tall Sally were not wild like Richard's, but nevertheless became big American hits for Pat, who later focused on ballads so most people forgot about his rock'n'roll songs.
Apart from Tutti fruit and Long tall Sally, Little Richard recorded other great songs such as Lucille (an international hit for the Everly Brothers in the sixties), Rip it up, Jenny Jenny, The girl can't help it, Good golly Miss Molly (a sixties UK hit for the Swinging blue jeans) and many other hard rocking songs.
In the UK, Little Richard had five top ten hits, another hit that just missed the top ten and several lesser hits, but his biggest UK hit (number two) was with a cover of Baby face, a song that was already over forty years old when Little Richard recorded it.
This collection contains all of the wild man's classics from the fifties, plus Bama lama bama loo, his 1964 comeback hit.
These are, then, pretty well all the original Speciality recordings, dripping with freshness and zest nearly half a darn century on! The choice of tracks and the running order simply pile one goodie on top of another and give you the overall effect of a musical perpetual motion machine-if you're familiar with the film "The Girl Can't Help It", you'll know what he was like on stage & none of the flamboyance and rockin' feel from there is ever missing in the studio.
Not a moment to lose-if your CD collection does not contain this, you're missing out!