Little Richard - Here’s Little Richard - Review
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”A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!” He had me after the first 2 seconds of this album really. Spine tinglers make perfect 10s – and Little Richard’s crew give me three of them on this masterpiece (“Tutti Frutti”, “Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave and “Long Tall Sally”). “Here’s Little Richard” was packed full of adrenalin-fuelled primal screamers that were either played hard, fast and wild or hard, slow and sexy. Richard’s rasp and that wildly hammered piano steal the show but, WOW, what a band he had in tow. Richard showed the Rock n Rollers how it should be done – he had two saxophonists, Lee Allen (tenor sax) and Alvin Tyler (baritone sax), playing off each other and whipping it up. On “She’s Got It” there were no less than 4 session men blowing that horn! The rhythm section of Frank Fields (bass) and Earl Palmer (drums) nailed it every time and Edgar Blanchard (guitar) was one of the edgiest pros out of New Orleans. Hands down, thee album of the decade.

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