Tag Archive: Little Richard

Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard / Little Richard (2006) {MFSL Remastered, Monaural, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Little Richard ‎- Here's Little Richard / Little Richard (2006) {MFSL Remastered, Monaural, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard / Little Richard (2006) {MFSL Remastered, Monaural, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 211 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.25 GB (SACD ISO) + 803 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2028 | Genre: Rock & Roll

The audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs is known for their meticulously mastered and manufactured reissues of back catalog albums, but they generally seem more interested in classic jazz and rock from the ’70s onward than first generation rock & roll, which makes their two-fer reissue of Little Richard’s first two albums for Specialty such a pleasant surprise.Read More

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard - King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (CDs) + 193 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Handmade | USA | Cat#: RHM2 7888 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Funk

Little Richard was not the only original rock & roller to attempt a comeback in the late ’60s and early ’70s, but he may have been the one to take the greatest musical risks. Fats Domino merely updated his sound (albeit in a charming fashion), Jerry Lee Lewis refashioned himself as a hardcore country singer, and Chuck Berry pandered with “My Ding-A-Ling,” but Little Richard pushed himself on his three albums for Reprise, all of which were collected — along with his contributions to Quincy Jones’ 1972 Dollar$ soundtrack album, non-LP singles, session outtakes, and a complete unreleasedRead More

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard - Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 716 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Smith & Co | Cat#: SCCD 2493 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Of all the original 50s rock ‘n’ roll stars, none was more flamboyant than Richard Wayne Penniman. Now a game octogenarian still intermittently performing (he headlined a Las Vegas weekender in March 2013), Richard has had a chequered career peppered with retirements and comebacks, fluctuations between God and Mammon and many a misjudged recording; his latter years dogged by a dodgy hip. At his peak he was the most dynamic rock ‘n’ roll extrovert on record and stage, which obscures the fact he was also the most mellifluous vocalist of the pack when he calmed down enough to sing a blues, gospel or soul balladRead More