Shakin' & Screamin' with Little Richard

Little Richard

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Shakin' & Screamin' with Little Richard Review

by William Ruhlmann

On this ten-track, 24-minute budget compilation, Little Richard presents reasonably faithful re-recordings of his hits "Tutti-Frutti," "Jenny, Jenny," "Rip It Up," "Ready Teddy," and "Ooh! My Soul," plus typically enthusiastic covers of '50s rock & roll hits "Whole Lotta Shakin'," "Short Fat Fannie," and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," and R&B treatments of the early-'50s hits "Goodnight Irene" (associated with folk group the Weavers) and "Why Don't You Love Me" (written and introduced by country star Hank Williams). The album should contain a disclaimer alerting potential buyers that these are not the original recordings of the hits.

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