Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Friends From the Beginning: Little Richard & Jimi Hendrix|
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Gospel
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Not with Jimi
plsilverman | 09/12/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Great Little Richard songs...absoulutely no Hendrix involvement... Hey Joe!"
Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix (?)
plsilverman | USA | 03/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Years of exhaustive research have led this writer to conclude most assertively that the contents of this l.p. were originally cut in '64 and prob. '72 with perhaps a few exceptions. "Whole Lotta...", "Lawdy..", "Goin' Home.." and 4 others were first rel. in '64 in mono! Here marks their (probable) first CD issue in stereo! "Why Don't You..." was prob. cut c. '72 (the actual release year - I bought it, folks, in New York c.72/73 & the l.p. jacket says "1972" - by the way it has been recently reissued on LC Records). Many of the tunes are exciting, esp. "Shakin'" and "Lawdy" which feature LR at his vocal & instrumental best. "Goin'.." incl. Don Harris (of Don & Dewey) on elec. violin. Unfortunately, it still has not been proven that J. Hendrix is actually on any track herein. Research shows that there are perhaps eight Vee Jay numbers which do include Maurice James [aka Jimi Hendrix], but those titles are not here. Another drawback are the instrumentals which despite a strong rhythm section feature an amateurish lead guitar. **** for Richard fans / * for Hendrix fans = marginal ***."
Great buy for Richard fans, only for hendrix fanatics
Gail Ann Cochran | San Pedro, CA USA | 03/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A little known fact: Jimi Hendrix played guitar in Little Richard's band(L.R. made all the band members wear uniforms, and cut their hair short, so dont be suprised you didn't reconize him). Jimi learned a great deal of his showmanship and flash from Richard. I have only one problem with this cd: the title is deceptive. Jimi and Richard were not the best of friends, their personalities clashed in many ways, both wanted to lead the show."