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Little Richard - 18 Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Gospel
Because they miss part of the defining equation--Little Richard's rhythm & blues were never influenced by country & western the way Elvis', Chuck Berry's and Fats Domino's were--it's not really accurate to call these singl... more »
Because they miss part of the defining equation--Little Richard's rhythm & blues were never influenced by country & western the way Elvis', Chuck Berry's and Fats Domino's were--it's not really accurate to call these singles the birth of rock & roll, despite what Richard himself will tell you. But what is rock & roll here is the insane, over-the-top, in-your-face attitude that Richard pours into every word and every thrilling gospel "Woo!" It's that attitude that leaves amazing, manic records like "Long Tall Sally," "All Around The World," and the great "Lucille" still standing as among the most memorable music ever made. --David Cantwell
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pony-ride | q | 03/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you were to find a male conterpart to Ruth Brown, it would be Little Richard! Although many paople have different ideas of what rock'n'roll is, I think this music has more in common with New Orleans boogie woogie & r&b. The music is all uptempo and can easily be danced to if you know how to jitterbug or jive. The music also qualifies as sort of "jump blues." Many modern swing bands today like Indigo Swing, Royal Crown Review, and many others use the basic wailin' saxes, wailin' vocals with pounding boogie piano, so this music in many ways would influence the swing revival of the late 90's, which has already faded. In anycase this is awesome r&b, r'n'r, jivin' swingin' jumpin' blues'n'boogie woogie. Awesome vocals throughout."
thedude_888 | Jersey, US of A | 01/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this years ago and was stolen. This was one of Rhino Records first and best remasters. This put Rhino on the map for a reason. Out of all the 50's groups, Little Richard is one of the few, along with Fats Domino, Elvis, & Chuck Berry, that can come out with a Greatest Hits CD that can blow your socks off- and this does."