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King of Rock and Roll

Little Richard Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cd Listening Bar Ieg
  • ASIN: B00284G2OO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The KInd of Rock and Roll 3 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
I was disgusted when I recieved this CD of Little Richard, as the production was not on a quality that should be sold and the track listings were all wrong??? how can amazon get away with this?? please do not buy this album, you will be ripped off just like my good self.

Cheers
Sara
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I don't know whether whoever was responsible for putting this album either felt that the tracks which worked best on its predecessor were the covers and/or felt that reminding us of Richard's short period of rocking glory was the best way to pick up sales. There's an intriguing mix of tracks and arrangements on this album from those that might have been viewed as safe (though is anything safe with Penniman around?) and some more experimental ones.

On track one we get virtually a straight reprise of the Specialty sound which is okay-ish but nothing special (pun not intended). This number is actually one of the album's weaker tracks so if you're listening to previews I'd recommend perseverance. Indeed things look up immediately with a long (and awesome) intro from the "man who started it all" who makes "all the women folk go oooh" who tells us that "James Brown....don't look like me". Eventually he gets into the song, "Joy to the World" which is almost a disappointment after that intro. No I don't really mean that. It's a great track but it`s the near religious fervour he put into the intro that really makes it.

The covers of `60`s numbers all come off well. Neither Richard nor the band worry too much about the original arrangements. "Dancing in the Street" sounds almost like another number altogether but it`s another one of the standouts here. Richard and Motown. What a mix. But it doesn't half work. It makes mincemeat of that version does by Bowie and Jagger at the Live Aid Concert.

Much the same comments apply to the covers of older material. Like a certain other `50's rocker who loved to attack his keyboard, Richard doesn't believe in just covering numbers.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Little Richard needs no introduction. One of the true originators to blend rhythm'n'blues and rock'n'roll began recording in 1951. He's know for performing three chord piano driven belters such as "Rip It Up", "Lucille", "Jenny, Jenny", "Good Golly, Miss Molly" and "Keep A-Knockin'". But now, at last!, three albums he recorded in the early 1970s are available for the first time on CD. Richard took his wild rock'n'roll energy into the studio with some funky musicians and took on contemporary songs of the time: Brown sugar, Joy to the world, Born on the Bayou. I'm not sure who's playing on this. Liner notes by Gene Sculatti.

There's a great party atmosphere across the whole album with Richard virtually preaching, screaming and singing his way through to the end. There are a couple of Hank Williams covers here too. It would be impossible for me to imagine Richard covering Hank before I heard this record, but his version of "I'm So Lonesome I could Cry" totally knocked me out!!!

Its easy to regard Richard as being stuck in a 1950s time warp but that idea is completely erased by these recordings from the 70s. They are as funky as anything around at the time eg James Brown, Sly. It picks up pretty much where Otis left off and we are reminded what a fantastic soul singer Richard is.

There's plenty of material on this CD that I could imagine being sampled in the future and will get more that a few plays on retro DJ nights.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great vocals 11 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
Not much more happening than the above review title. Richard wins the challenge vocally - and this would have been a losing cause for everyone else. About half of the arrangements have a "fem" chorus, generally getting in everyone's way; no acoustic piano; and flat-as-a-generic brand-pancake mix.
But bend an ear to the pure '50s title tune, Brown Sugar, Born On The Bayou, and the single release, Green Power, a phenomenal, timely track, with Richard at the very top of his game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King sits on his 70's Throne and I LOVE IT!!! 26 Jan 2011
By Fancy R. Mccloney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've always LOVED this LP and it is one of my All Time Favorites! Lots of Great Soul Music: In The Name, Green Power (MUST HEAR), Dancing In The Street. Some Solid Rockers: Title Track, Midnight Special. Plus a couple of Richard's Over The Top Monologues: Joy To The World (++MUST HEAR++)and Born On a Bayou. In addition, ther is a couple nifty covers: The Way You Do The Things You Do, Brown Sugar, and the magnificent - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry -. I just think this album is FUN. "King Of Rock and Roll" gets alot of medicore/negative reviews and I think folks just miss the boat... Would I start my LR Collection here? No. Is it over-produced? Yes. Does it at time sound "cartoony"? Yes, but if you dig the wild/crazy Little Richard of the 70's - you will eat this album up!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Richard takes on the "Top 40" 25 Jun 2009
By Phil S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Another early '70s studio departure for Richard - in a production yielding almost nothing like his dynamic stage shows of the era. On 4-5 cuts, he sings like there's no tomorrow: Brown Sugar, Born On The Bayou, and a new song, co-written by Producer H. B. Barnum, Green Power, undoubtedly one his greatest recordings, vocally, and in relevance to the times. He adds a rare touch of irony to the proceedings, which will surprise even the most ardent worshippers.
No acoustic piano heard at all; obstrusive lady chorus getting in Richards' way and in the way of the band. On the few tracks where they are properly mixed, however, they sound fine.
Great title tune which was played like a single at the time - in the mood and structure of many '50s reflections, it coulda/shoulda been released as a 45 rpm...then Little Richard would have had another Top 40 hit for himself.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Little Richard's second Reprise album treads water 28 Jun 2009
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After his Reprise debut, 1970's swamp-funk infused The Rill Thing, failed to garner commercial attention, Little Richard hooked up with mainstream producer H.B. Barnum and crafted an updated version of his 1950's R&B-tinged rock `n' roll sound. This is a more flamboyant and self-celebrating affair than its predecessor, from the album's title track to the lengthy, self-aggrandizing introduction he gives himself on the cover of Hoyt Axton's "Joy to the World." Those who remember Richard's television appearances in the 1970s ("Shut up!") will recognize the character here.

As great as were the brassy, bass-heavy arrangements of The Rill Thing, Barnum's production update doesn't work. Richard's belting vocals sound out-of-time against the flaccid, near-disco arrangements of "Joy to the World" and "Brown Sugar." Better are the funky, hyperventilating reinterpretation of "Dancing in the Street" and the soul shout of "Midnight Special," though here again the early `70s backing vocals are dated. Richard's original "In the Name" is sung in a compelling croon, and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" works well in its Stax-styled arrangement.

The album's closing cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Born on the Bayou" fits, but it reveals more about Richard's impact on John Fogerty than it provides an opportunity to create something new. Richard sounds engaged, but his producer wasn't able to craft a compelling showcase for his vocals, nor help him select material that offered the best vehicles for interpretation. After the electric jolt forward of The Rill Thing, this album is disappointing for its lack of new vision. [2009 hyperbolium dot com]
2.0 out of 5 stars FAIR ALBUM 20 Dec 2013
By Antonio Carlos Ferreira - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
tHIS ALBUM IS ANOTHER RETURN FROM LITTE RICHARD WITH COVERS OF RECENT HITS AND MORE.
HOWEVER, IT DOES NOT FULFILL OUR EXPECTATIONS.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great rock vocals 7 Aug 2008
By Doug Voice - Published on Amazon.com
I enjoy listening to little richard sing old rock songs. He's got a great rock vocal sound .
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