Tag Archives: Little Richard

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Little Richard: Preacher. Showman. Maestro.

Little Richard. Live performance of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”, 1963. In the performance above, Little Richard moves from preacher to sexually-explosive showman to maestro, sometimes blending them all together, no difference between Personae. The performance is almost 6 minutes … Continue reading

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Summer Shuffle

… over a two-week period where I never stopped running around. Still no sign of things slowing down. Out to LA on Thursday for only three days. A whirlwind. Here’s the music that’s been in my ears over the last … Continue reading

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Rainy Week Shuffle

It’s rained for 5 days straight. My marathon month and a half is now over. I’m taking a trip tomorrow to my home state for some much-needed R&R. I don’t even know how to relax anymore. Here’s the music on … Continue reading

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Blizzard iPod Shuffle

Our blizzard is melting, although mountains of hard ice still mark the land. But it’s so mild today that the melting snow outside sounds like it’s raining. The wind roared all Saturday, the snow pouring down in heavy horizontal waves. … Continue reading

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“Milk Cow Blues Boogie”: From Estes to Elvis to Eddie

In the earliest sessions at Sun Records (known then as “Memphis Recording Service,” at least that was – and still is – the neon sign in the front doors), Elvis and Sam Phillips and Scotty Moore (guitarist) and Bill Black … Continue reading

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“Uh-uh Honey Stay OFF of Them Shoes …”

Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” had been recorded on the Sun label in January of 1956, and had climbed all three of the national charts (on a very steep curve): country & western, pop, and r&b. It was that r&b … Continue reading

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Triumvirate Extraordinaire

Little Richard, Tammy Wynette, George Jones Honestly, this may be the best photo ever taken.

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For John Lennon’s Birthday

First of all this: And then, although it is difficult to choose from all the incredible covers, this cover of “I Saw Her Standing There,” by Little Richard, recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1970, has got to be in my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Otis Redding

Watch Otis Redding’s live 1967 performance of “Try a Little Tenderness.” Watch where the performance starts. And then watch where it goes. A tragically short life. It’s awful. If you go to the Stax Museum in Memphis (which you definitely … Continue reading

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