Rockin' and Rollin' with Little Richard

Little Richard

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Rockin' and Rollin' with Little Richard Review

by William Ruhlmann

On this ten-track, 25-minute budget compilation, Little Richard presents reasonably faithful re-recordings of his hits "Lucille," "Long Tall Sally," "Keep A Knockin'" (aka "Keep on Knockin'"), and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," plus "She's Got It" and a cover of "Hound Dog." "Groovy Little Susie" is a song in the style of the hits, written by John Marascalco, co-author of "Good Golly, Miss Molly." "I'm Trampin'" is one of Little Richard's gospel recordings, sung in a voice that will be unrecognizable to most fans. "Going Home Tomorrow" is a blues, and "Funky Dish Rag" is a funky organ instrumental. The album should contain a disclaimer alerting potential buyers that these are not the original recordings of the hits.

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