Here's Little Richard

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Here's Little Richard
Studio album by Little Richard
Released March 1957
Recorded September 14, 1955-October 15, 1956
Genre Rock & roll, R&B
Length 28:30
Label Specialty Records
Producer Bumps Blackwell
Little Richard chronology
Here's Little Richard
(1957)
Little Richard
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Here's Little Richard is the debut album from Little Richard, released on March 1957. He had scored six Top 40 hits the previous year, some of which were included on this recording. It was his highest charting album, at 13 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked number 50 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album contained two of Richard's biggest hits, "Long Tall Sally", which reached #6 in the U.S. Pop charts, and "Jenny, Jenny", which reached #10 in the U.S. Pop charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tutti Frutti" (Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin) – 2:25
  2. "True Fine Mama" (Penniman) – 2:43
  3. "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave" (Lloyd Price) – 2:28
  4. "Ready Teddy" (Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco) – 2:09
  5. "Baby" (Penniman) – 2:06
  6. "Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')" (Penniman, Eddie Bocage, Al Collins, James Smith) – 2:42
  7. "Long Tall Sally" (Enotris Johnson, Blackwell, Penniman) – 2:10
  8. "Miss Ann" (Penniman, Johnson) – 2:17
  9. "Oh Why?" (Winfield Scott) – 2:09
  10. "Rip It Up" (Blackwell, Marascalco) – 2:23
  11. "Jenny, Jenny" (Johnson, Penniman) –2:04
  12. "She's Got It" (Marascalco, Penniman) –2:26
  13. "Baby (Demo)" (Penniman) -4:22 (2012 Bonus Track)
  14. "All Night Long (Demo)" (Penniman) -2:49 (2012 Bonus Track)
  15. "Interview With Specialty Records Founder Art Rupe" (Paul Jones) -9:13 (2012 Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1957 Billboard Pop Albums 13

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1956 "Long Tall Sally" Billboard Black Singles 1
1956 "Long Tall Sally" Billboard Pop Singles 6
1956 "Ready Teddy" Billboard Black Singles 8
1956 "Ready Teddy" Billboard Pop Singles 44
1956 "Rip It Up" Billboard Black Singles 1
1956 "Rip It Up" Billboard Pop Singles 17
1957 "Jenny, Jenny" Billboard Black Singles 2
1957 "Jenny, Jenny" Billboard Pop Singles 10
1957 "Miss Ann" Billboard Black Singles 6
1957 "Miss Ann" Billboard Pop Singles 56
1957 "True Fine Mama" Billboard Black Singles 15
1957 "True Fine Mama" Billboard Pop Singles 68

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