The Second Coming (Little Richard album)
|The Second Coming|
|Studio album by Little Richard|
|Recorded||27 March 1972 - 12 April 1972|
|Genre||Rock 'n' Roll, Soul, Funk|
|Producer||Richard Penniman, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell|
|Little Richard chronology|
The Second Coming was Little Richard's third album for Reprise Records, and saw him reunited with Robert "Bumps" Blackwell from his Specialty days, with them co-writing the majority of the album together. However the album again failed to chart.
Little Richard's profile was high during this period, with works including a track, "Miss Ann", on the album To Bonnie from Delaney, a still unreleased track with Joey Covington of The Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, "Bludgeon Of A Bluecoat (The Man)", a duet with Mylon LeFevre on his 1961 track, "He's Not Just A Soldier", and two tracks on the soundtrack to $. However, his own albums weren't selling, and a fourth and final album for Reprise - Southern Child - was dropped from release. The tracks to all of Richard's Reprise sessions, including the Southern Child album, were finally released on CD in 2005 by Rhino Records.
Richard recalled: "I left Reprise because I felt that the producers didn't have me at heart. The Rill Thing was a good album. All the Reprise albums were, but they didn't push them. So I left them. It wasn't mutual. I went to Reprise because I felt the company could do something. [...] I think the producers and people who worked there thought I wasn't their main singer." (page 167).
All tracks composed by Richard Penniman; except where indicated
- "Mockingbird Sally" - 3:41
- "Second Line" (Penniman, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell) – 4:50
- "It Ain't What You Do, It's the Way How You Do It" (Penniman, Pete Kleinman) – 2:45
- "The Saints" – 5:03
- "Nuki Suki" (Bill Hemmons) – 5:32
- "Rockin' Rockin' Boogie" (Penniman, Seabrun Hunter) – 5:28
- "Prophet of Peace" – 3:19
- "Thomasine" (Penniman, Maybelle Jackson) – 3:11
- "Sanctified, Satisfied Toe-Tapper" – 7:12
- Little Richard – vocals, piano
- Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons - tenor saxophone
- Jim Horn - baritone saxophone
- Chuck Rainey - bass
- Sneaky Pete Kleinow - pedal steel guitar
- Mike Deasey, George Davis, Adolph Jacobs, David T. Walker - guitar
- Earl Palmer - drums
|1972||Billboard Pop Albums||Did not chart|
- White, Charles. (2003). The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography. Omnibus Press.