Here's Little Richard

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Here's Little Richard
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Studio album by Little Richard
Released March 1957
Recorded September 14, 1955 – October 15, 1956
Genre
Length 28:30
Label Specialty
Producer Bumps Blackwell
Little Richard chronology
Here's Little Richard
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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. 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.

Reception[edit]

In 2003, the album was ranked number 50 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[2] It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and in 2010 Time Magazine listed it in the Top 100 Albums of All Time.[3] The opening track Tutti Frutti was listed as No. 43 in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  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" (Leo Price) – 2:28
  4. "Ready Teddy" (Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco) – 2:09
  5. "Baby" (Penniman) – 2:06
  6. "Slippin' and Slidin'" (Penniman, Eddie Bocage, Al Collins, James Smith) – 2:42

Side two

  1. "Long Tall Sally" (Enotris Johnson, Blackwell, Penniman) – 2:10
  2. "Miss Ann" (Penniman, Johnson) – 2:17
  3. "Oh Why?" (Winfield Scott) – 2:09
  4. "Rip It Up" (Blackwell, Marascalco) – 2:23
  5. "Jenny, Jenny" (Johnson, Penniman) – 2:04
  6. "She's Got It" (Marascalco, Penniman) – 2:26

2012 bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Baby (demo)" (Penniman) – 4:22
  2. "All Night Long (demo)" (Penniman) – 2:49
  3. "Interview with Specialty Records Founder Art Rupe" (Paul Jones) – 9:13

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1957 Billboard Pop Albums 13

Single[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Deming. "Here's Little Richard – Little Richard | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Little Richard, 'Here's Little Richard' | 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  3. ^ Light, Alan (2010-01-27). "Here's Little Richard | All-TIME 100 Albums | TIME.com". Entertainment.time.com. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Little Richard, 'Tutti-Frutti' | 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2017-01-17.