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« on: May 09, 2020, 08:00:19 AM »

This hurts!

Rock legend Little Richard dies at 87

https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Little-Richard-dies-at-87-570337231.html






Little Richard Long Tall Sally - Tutti Frutti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVIttmFAzek
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 10:47:41 AM »

Thought I'd put some Beach Boys connections here:



The Beach Boys and Little Richard - Happy Endings (DJ L33 Audio and Music Video Remaster)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfkZVKqsTNs



American Bandstand 1964- Interview Little Richard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjARpbNjFkw

He mentions that he will be touring with the Boys.



Little Richard Ft Debbie Gibson - Itsy Bitsy Spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVZXAXFXHF0

You just look at the guy (who is for whatever reason) on trompete (yellow shirt)!



And of course the short but sweet version of "Long tall Sally" by the Beach Boys:

Fooling Around: Heart And Soul / Long Tall Sally (Party! Sessions Mix/Session #5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJmmazJDR4U



Oh and here's a more recent version of Brian and band playing "Keep a-knockin":

Brian Wilson - Keep A Knockin'/Surfs Up/The Right Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejl50mNvBIo




There used to be an interview with Richard, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston on youtube but it seems to be gone.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 11:37:48 AM »

At the 46:45 mark a teamup for the ages, the Quasar of Rock...and Van Dyke Parks...
https://youtu.be/Y7d16oTJ7yQ
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 11:41:23 AM »

Somehow I thought Little Richard would live forever, almost - he always seemed perennially young in some way. Whereas Elvis seemed pretty old when he died at 42, basically the same age as me, the youth of Little Richard as well as the fire in Jerry Lee Lewis would see them both outlive their peers. Now only Jerry Lee remains of that first generation. Their legacy is so huge, it’s immeasurable. RIP the Georgia Peach.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 01:08:29 PM »

Somehow I thought Little Richard would live forever, almost - he always seemed perennially young in some way. Whereas Elvis seemed pretty old when he died at 42, basically the same age as me, the youth of Little Richard as well as the fire in Jerry Lee Lewis would see them both outlive their peers. Now only Jerry Lee remains of that first generation. Their legacy is so huge, it’s immeasurable. RIP the Georgia Peach.


I don't believe that the Death will ever dare try again to take Jerry Lee with him. The Killer will end on his own terms.




At the 46:45 mark a teamup for the ages, the Quasar of Rock...and Van Dyke Parks...
https://youtu.be/Y7d16oTJ7yQ

OMG, how cool is that!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2020, 01:09:23 PM »

Somehow I thought Little Richard would live forever, almost - he always seemed perennially young in some way. Whereas Elvis seemed pretty old when he died at 42, basically the same age as me, the youth of Little Richard as well as the fire in Jerry Lee Lewis would see them both outlive their peers. Now only Jerry Lee remains of that first generation. Their legacy is so huge, it’s immeasurable. RIP the Georgia Peach.
Yes, Richard always seemed so energetic, so full of fire, just brimming with life. I saw a video of him a couple years ago on a Seventh Day Adventist channel, no wig, no makeup, no flashy clothes...I didn't recognize him. He looked good for an 80-something man, he was still funny, but he couldn't move, confined to a wheelchair. Old age is no fun. But he kept Father Time at bay for several decades.
I'm glad he lived long enough to receive the honors he so deeply deserved.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 04:00:58 AM »

Little Richard Reflects on the Dawn of Rock & Roll, Influencing the Beatles and Stones

“I don’t think I ever got what I really deserved,” the icon said in 2004



https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/little-richard-legacy-influence-beatles-rolling-stones-996679/
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 09:28:35 AM »

Bob Dylan Remembers Little Richard: ‘My Shining Star and Guiding Light’


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bob-dylan-little-richard-tribute-996935/?fbclid=IwAR3uVT6p12D_5Gy6qyJbkFKKrwUbUEg4Fe1D5PFgy9QNRqdDZ-VEqJJOU7o


Nice picture of Dylan, Richard and Mike Love
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2020, 01:36:09 PM »

Little Richard: Questlove, Brian Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Others Pay Tribute to ‘King of Rock & Roll’


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/little-richard-questlove-brian-wilson-jimmy-page-tribute-996713/?fbclid=IwAR3ud6cMW5JNpyfN_7vre4cwvlFNfv9PdK4lnPSjMXOAkxNbnch3JV4s1tM
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 04:33:27 AM »

I'd assumed Richard and Jerry Lee were immortal--not so, it seems. Angry 

My first memory of Little Richard was hearing his raucous version of "Baby Face" on the radio as a kid in 1959. (I see it reached #2 in the UK.)

Four years later I heard the even more raucous flipside in a musical instrument store in my home town--at ear-splitting volume. Ooo mah soul!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taeQHVVl8_U

To quote Greil Marcus, he knew how to rock. Rest in peace, sir.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 01:05:39 PM »

Little Richard: 20 Essential Songs
“Tutti-Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally” and other game-changing tracks from rock and R&B pioneer

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/little-richard-20-essential-songs-15792/tutti-frutti-1955-209077/
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 05:04:05 AM »

Little Richard: 20 Essential Songs
“Tutti-Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally” and other game-changing tracks from rock and R&B pioneer

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/little-richard-20-essential-songs-15792/tutti-frutti-1955-209077/

So many great songs! Thanks for sharing that, Rocker. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 07:44:50 AM »

Little Richard: 20 Essential Songs
“Tutti-Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally” and other game-changing tracks from rock and R&B pioneer

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/little-richard-20-essential-songs-15792/tutti-frutti-1955-209077/

So many great songs! Thanks for sharing that, Rocker. Wink


You're welcome!
At first I was afraid this would be a list of only his 50s hits, but was pleasantly surprised when I saw the songs from later years. Especially my favorite "I don't know what you got". That's such a great record!

Oh and by the way, I just listened to my LP of "The second coming". It's actually better than what I remembered. If you like funk then this could be interesting for you.
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 02:35:17 AM »

Here's another list.



16 Great Little Richard Deep Cuts

Beyond the hits that kick-started rock & roll history, Little Richard’s catalog is full of must-hear tunes



https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/little-richard-deep-cuts-996769/?fbclid=IwAR397h7iRFKFbbeWOoio1A2e8mB8scYd2TJ9SPA11fQSXpyXNDAI7_oJJz8
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2020, 02:23:04 AM »

This seems like another interesting article:


Too black, too queer, too holy: why Little Richard never truly got his dues
How did a turbaned drag queen from the sexual underground of America’s deep south ignite rock’n’roll? We unravel the mystery behind Little Richard’s subversive genius


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/12/too-black-queer-holy-why-little-richard-never-truly-got-his-dues-turbaned-drag-queen-sexual-underworld?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3yMp9olg3WFbtUI1fW_FpMe9wfic0wdFbj0kESU4P13Fk-oJTNnGx-1Zc
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2020, 01:24:24 PM »

Remembering Little Richard’s Kind Heart and One-of-a-Kind Soul

Peter Guralnick recalls two encounters with the rock & roll legend


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/little-richard-peter-guralnick-tribute-1000420/?fbclid=IwAR2XpvvAnZAx-8mIg6hyn4UrOxKrXkDeAu6KyWrJVxbiQgEqm3o0O4EoCuU
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2020, 05:59:12 PM »

Remembering Little Richard’s Kind Heart and One-of-a-Kind Soul

Peter Guralnick recalls two encounters with the rock & roll legend


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/little-richard-peter-guralnick-tribute-1000420/?fbclid=IwAR2XpvvAnZAx-8mIg6hyn4UrOxKrXkDeAu6KyWrJVxbiQgEqm3o0O4EoCuU
This is the way I would like to remember him.
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2020, 03:18:59 AM »

Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

Today we celebrate the life of the self-proclaimed innovator, originator and architect of rock and roll, Little Richard. Richard Penniman died on May 9 from bone cancer at the age of 87. We take a look at his remarkable life, breaking racial and gender barriers in the 1950s. His hit songs and electrifying performances changed the course of music and influenced Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Prince, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and so many others.
Little Richard Made Music Vibrate In All The Right Ways
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NPR Music's Senior Director Lauren Onkey and I look at his life through the lens of 10 songs.



https://www.npr.org/2020/05/09/853294432/little-richards-life-in-10-songs?fbclid=IwAR0Q34UDSCWweCogL72MKf7Q754DW8d5eGoF8tW1HjW9ip63d4-QKfWVG38
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2020, 02:38:38 AM »

This is great:


Little Richard / Australia-Ampol Radio Show 1957

1. Ampol Plug
2. Introduction for Little Richard
3. Lucille
4.Interview with Little Richard
5.Long Tall Sally
6.Closing Announcements



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXLmC7Up9PY
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2020, 04:24:43 AM »

I didn't realize that Dylan wasn't the only one commenting on Mike's Hall of Fame speech. See 3:08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-1DDZjTagY

"Happy ending, Mike"
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 12:36:25 PM »

I didn't realize that Dylan wasn't the only one commenting on Mike's Hall of Fame speech. See 3:08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-1DDZjTagY

"Happy ending, Mike"
I hadn't seen that before. Sad that Ms. Ross couldn't be bothered to show up. Maybe she was having dinner with Paul.
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