25 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rock’n’roll, gospel, deep soul, punk — it’s all rooted in The Georgia Peach, a Rosetta Stone of rock music. Recorded in Cosimo Matassa’s New Orleans studio and released by Art Rupe’s Los Angeles-based Specialty label, the songs here represent a sanctified collision of rural recklessness and metropolitan catchiness. In short, this is some of the wildest music to ever sneak onto mainstream radio. Forget The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, and everything else — nothing was ever rawer, looser, edgier, or more in-the-red than “Tutti Frutti,” “Lucille,” or “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Backed by a band of fearless New Orleans session players — including Lee Allen on tenor sax and Earl Palmer on drums — Richard could do no wrong, and every one of the early hits contained here is a knockout punch. Of course, the star of the show remains Richard’s searing voice, which slashes across every track as a symbol of all that is fair and mighty in rock music. Herein lies the rock’n’roll doctrine: passion, energy, liberty.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rock’n’roll, gospel, deep soul, punk — it’s all rooted in The Georgia Peach, a Rosetta Stone of rock music. Recorded in Cosimo Matassa’s New Orleans studio and released by Art Rupe’s Los Angeles-based Specialty label, the songs here represent a sanctified collision of rural recklessness and metropolitan catchiness. In short, this is some of the wildest music to ever sneak onto mainstream radio. Forget The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, and everything else — nothing was ever rawer, looser, edgier, or more in-the-red than “Tutti Frutti,” “Lucille,” or “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Backed by a band of fearless New Orleans session players — including Lee Allen on tenor sax and Earl Palmer on drums — Richard could do no wrong, and every one of the early hits contained here is a knockout punch. Of course, the star of the show remains Richard’s searing voice, which slashes across every track as a symbol of all that is fair and mighty in rock music. Herein lies the rock’n’roll doctrine: passion, energy, liberty.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
27 Ratings
27 Ratings
bob bobblaw ,

hard to believe

this man is still doing concerts at 80 years old ! anybody know what he sounds like ?

quietspecter ,

<3 :'D

I must be one of the few 14-year olds who enjoy this music xD I mostly came here because I fell in love with the small part played during The Brave Little Toaster C:
Main stream music is for people with no imagination!

Mash99 ,

The best of the best

Little Richard is one of the greatest rock n roll singers you'll ever hear.

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