Little Richard

Rip It Up: The Hits and More 1951-57

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With his larger-than-life stage persona and a hatful of primal, driving piano songs that to this day form one of the key foundations for what came to be known as rock & roll, Little Richard is an indispensable figure in the history of the genre. This fine two-disc, 55-track set includes all his key singles for the RCA Victor, Peacock, and Specialty imprints between 1951 and 1957, including such classics as "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," "Lucille," "Jenny Jenny," and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," making it a fine introduction as well as an early career summation of this brilliant, fiery, and calculatingly crazed genius.

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