The King of Rock and Roll was Little Richard's second album for Reprise Records, a follow-up album that contained one original Little Richard song, the Gospel-Rock "In The Name" and a new song co-written by Producer H. B. Barnum, "Green Power", the single release; and versions of tracks by artists as diverse as Hank Williams, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, Three Dog Night, and The Rolling Stones. The title track, a mock braggadocio that referenced Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Ike & Tina Turner, Sly and the Family Stone, and Aretha Franklin, amongst others, upset some fans. The album's title tune got some airplay - a 1950s style jump blues. But fans and critics were further upset that the album did not feature acoustic piano and that most tracks were badly mixed.
- "King of Rock 'n' Roll" (Bradford Craig, H.B. Barnum) - 3:11
- "Joy To The World" (Hoyt Axton) – 6:49
- "Brown Sugar" (Keith Richards, Mick Jagger) – 3:23
- "In The Name" (Richard Penniman) – 3:10
- "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 5:31
- "Midnight Special" (Traditional; arranged by Richard Penniman) – 4:02
- "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (Robert Rogers, William Robinson) – 3:29
- "Green Power" (H.B. Barnum, John Anderson) – 3:59
- "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams) – 2:40
- "Settin' The Woods On Fire" (Ed G. Nelson, Fred Rose) – 2:22
- "Born on the Bayou" (John C. Fogerty) – 4:27
Rest of personnel unknown, records not kept by Reprise.
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