Little Richard

Lucille [Performance]

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Little Richard's flamboyant style and over the top stage antics prefigured in many ways later figures like Elton John, and if Richard used the piano as much as a prop sometimes as he used it as an instrument, the fact remains that he had a big hand in casting the template for rock & roll piano. His songwriting, too, a delightful mix of lust and nonsense, helped shape rock's self-image as a music of fun and rebellious abandon. This two-disc set has performances of some of his biggest hits like "Long Tall Sally," "Lucille," "Jenny, Jenny," and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," and while he recorded these songs many times over in his career, Little Richard always had more than enough energy to put these songs over.

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