Georgia Peach - (Import CD)
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Mono / Stereo
- The Georgia Peach
Personnel: Little Richard (vocals, piano); Justin Adams, William "Frosty" Pyles, Edgar Blanchard, Ray Montrell, Nathaniel Douglas (guitar); Clarence Ford (tenor & baritone saxophones); Lee Allen, Joe Tillman, Wilbert Smith, Grady Gaines, Clifford Burks (tenor saxophone); Alvin "Red" Tyler, Jewell Grant, Samuel Parker (baritone saxophone); Renald Richard (trumpet); Huey Smith, Edward Frank (piano); Frank Fields, Lloyd Lambert, Olsie Richard Robinson (bass); Earl Palmer, Oscar Moore, Charles Connor (drums); The Robins (background vocals).
Producers: Art Rupe, Bumps Blackwell.
Re-issue producer: Billy Vera.
Recorded between 1955 & 1959. Includes liner notes by Billy Vera.
Richard Penniman - aka Little Richard, aka the Beauty, aka the Georgia Peach (hence the title) began recording in 1951 (see Bear Family's excellent THE FORMATIVE YEARS 1951-53) but he didn't really hit his stride until his tenure at Specialty Records. While there, beginning in 1955 with "Tutti Frutti," he turned out a long string of hits - piano driven, falsetto laden, three chord rockers pounded out at dangerously fast tempos - that influenced countless artists. The best of them -- "Long Tall Sally," "Lucille," "Slippin' and Slidin'", "Rip It Up," "Ready Teddy," "Keep a Knockin'" and more - are collected on this definitive one disc best-of, along with less familiar ("Ooh! My Soul") but no less cataclysmic (Ooh! My Soul") assaults on bourgeois propriety. Make no mistake -- this is rock-and-roll at absolute Ground Zero.
- Country of Origin
- Specialty Records
- Studio / Live
- Little Richard
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Tutti Frutti
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Baby - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I'm Just a Lonely Guy - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] True Fine Mama - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Long Tall Sally
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Miss Ann
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Oh Why? - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Ready Teddy
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Rip It Up
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Lucille
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Heeby-Jeebies - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Can't Believe You Wanna Leave - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Shake a Hand - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] All Around the World - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] She's Got It
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Jenny Jenny
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Good Golly Miss Molly
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Girl Can't Help It, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Send Me Some Lovin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Ooh! My Soul
- [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] Keep a Knockin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 25 ] Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
- 59m 0s
- Video Disabled
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