Little Richard

Here's Little Richard [Ace]

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The outrageous Little Richard burst onto the rock & roll scene with a succession of high-energy recordings in the mid-'50s. Fueled by an unfettered New Orleans backbeat, he combined gospel fervor with orgasmic delight in equal doses, hammering the piano keys with barely checked passion. Here's Little Richard contains a number of Richard's essential performances, including "The Girl Can't Help It," "Tutti Frutti," and "Keep a Knockin'," with almost every track an integral part of pop history.

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