LITTLE RICHARD

All ROCK'N'ROLL and BLUES ROCK
studio recordings


Title Writers Recording session Master, take Single, EP LP album Main CD Track
Songs
A Little Bit Of Something (Beats A Whole Lot Of Nothing) Larry Williams 08/30/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 88099 OKeh 7286 (06/67) unissued Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 12 (3:08)
Ain't Nothin' Happenin' Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas 01/12/1952, WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. Little Richard: vcls; George Holloway Jr.: bs; J. Williams: dms; J. Wimby: pno; Fred Jackson: tenor sax; Carlos Bermudaz: alto sax; Willie Wilson: tb; Willie Mays: tp/leader E2VB 5034 RCA 4772 (05/52) Camden CAL 420 (04/58) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 07 (2:19)
Ain't That Good News Raymond Taylor 02/25/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. The Tempo Toppers (Little Richard, Billy Brooks, Barry Lee Gilmore, Jimmy Swann): vcls; & the Deuces of Rhythm (Eddie Lee Williams: gtr; Mildred Taylor: dms; Raymond Taylor: organ, pno, tp, tb) 2423 Peacock 1616 (04/53) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 17 (2:49)
All Around The World Robert Blackwell, M.Millet Probably 07/31/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Raymond Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5015 tk8 composite unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 10 (2:00)
5015 master – composite Specialty 591 (12/56), EP-404 (58), 736 (198?) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 11 (2:29)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
All Night Long Richard Penniman 02/09/1955, Radio Station WBML, Macon, Georgia . unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 02 (2:48)
09/13/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5215 master – tk6 & 7 intercut Specialty 670 (06-08/59) Specialty 2104 (03/59) 10 (2:15)
5215 tk10 unissued unissued 09 (2:18)
Always Don Robey 02/25/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. The Tempo Toppers (Little Richard, Billy Brooks, Barry Lee Gilmore, Jimmy Swann): vcls; & the Deuces of Rhythm (Eddie Lee Williams: gtr; Mildred Taylor: dms; Raymond Taylor: organ, pno, tp, tb) 2422 Peacock 1628 (03/54) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 20 (2:41)
Annie Is Back John Anderson 05/01/1964, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs; Dewey Terry: gtr; Earl Palmer: dms LP master – tk2 unissued Specialty 2136 (11/70) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD6 06 (3:02)
Single master – tk3 Specialty 692 (04/64) unissued 07 (2:43)
Anyway You Want Me . 01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94636 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 11 (2:52)
Baby (Don't You Want A Man Like You) Richard Penniman 02/09/1955, Radio Station WBML, Macon, Georgia . unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 01 (4:21)
09/14/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5240 master Specialty 681 (08/59), EP-401 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) 17 (2:07)
11/29/1955, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Lloyd Lambert: bs; Joseph Tillman: sax; Oscar Moore: dms; gtr Slim's band (William Pyles, Renald Richard, Clarence Ford) Tk 1 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 09 (2:25)
1966, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Stax session musicians (unk. gtr, bs, dms, brass) . Modern 1018 (early 66) Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued B4 (2:48)
Baby What You Want Me To Do . 12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add female voc. gp. . Modern 1043 (67) Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued A1 (4:02)
Bama Lama Bama Loo Richard Penniman 05/01/1964, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs; Dewey Terry: gtr; Earl Palmer: dms Tk7 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD6 01 (2:50)
Master – tk10 Specialty 692 (04/64), 697 (04/70) Specialty 2136 (11/70) 02 (2:17)
Tk9 unissued unissued Ace CDCHD 880 Great Googa Mooga! (03) 23 (2:14)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A5 (2:56)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Big House Reunion Richard Penniman? 09/1984, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England. Little Richard: pno?, vcls; Travis Wammack: gtr; Billy Preston: ?; other personnel unk.; produced by Stuart Colman (UK) . unissued Warner Bros. 25529-1 (86) unissued B5 (4:05)
Blueberry Hill A.Lewis, L.Stock, V.Rose 1964. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk.: bs, dms, gtrs, vcls group, brass 6636 Vee Jay 625 (10/64) Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 20 (1:49)
Bony Moronie Larry Williams 12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued B1 (2:31)
Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) Richard Penniman 10/18/1957 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Charles Connor: dms 5149 tk1 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 18 (3:28)
5149 tk2 unissued unissued 19 (2:45)
5149 tk6 (fast) unissued unissued 20 (2:33)
5149 master Specialty 645 (07/58), EP-405 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 21 (2:21)
Born On The Bayou John C.Fogerty 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel, audience; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0395 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 04 (4:28)
Brown Sugar Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 07/02/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0508 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 15 (3:23)
Burning Up With Love Richard Penniman 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 03 (3:20)
California (I'm Comin') Randy Ostin, Richard Penniman, Keith Winslow 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 01 (3:16)
Call His Name Christine Kittrell 1954, Republic Recording Studio, 714 Allison Place, or New Era Club; Nashville, Tennessee. Christine Kittrell: vcls; Little Richard: pno; Lee 'Wilbert Smith' Diamond: sax; Thomas Hartwell: gtr; Clifford McCray: bs; Kid King: dms; Lee Diamond: back vcls; produced by Bill Beasley E4-KW-4362 Republic 7109 (1955) . Bear Family BCD 16942 AH 01 (2:27)
Can't Believe You Wanna Leave Lloyd Price Probably 08/01/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Raymond Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5075 tk8 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 14 (2:32)
5075 master – prob. tk9 Specialty 611 (08/57), EP-400 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) 15 (2:29)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Cherry Red P.Johnson, J.Turner 1964. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk.: bs, dms, gtrs, vcls group, brass 6637 Vee Jay 625 (10/64) Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 09 (2:36)
Chicken Little Baby Richard Penniman 11/1955, Specialty Office Studio (demos). Little Richard: vcls, pno Master Specialty 734 (09/83) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 61 (1:44)
Dance What You Wanna S.Cooke, J.W.Alexander 01/1965, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Clyde Johnson: sax; William Green: sax; Buddy Collette: sax; Earl Palmer: dms; unk.: percussion, vcls group 7846 Vee Jay 665 (05/65) unissued Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 21 (2:23)
1965. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. dms, bs, gtr, brass, vcls group 8537 unissued Joy (UK) 195 (06/71) unissued .
Dancing All Around The World Richard Penniman 1964-1965. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Jimi Hendrix: gtr; unk.: dms, bs, brass, organ 8652 unissued Joy (UK) 195 (06/71) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 22 (2:57)
Dancing In The Street William Stevenson, Marvin Gaye 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel, audience; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0394 Reprise 1043 (10/71) Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 17 (5:32)
Destruction Richard Penniman? 09/1984, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England. Little Richard: pno?, vcls; Travis Wammack: gtr; Billy Preston: ?; other personnel unk.; produced by Stuart Colman (UK) . unissued Warner Bros. 25529-1 (86) unissued A5 (3:47)
Dew Drop Inn Richard Penniman, Esqrita, Keith Winslow 03/11/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18376 Reprise 907 (04/70) Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 04 (2:41)
Directly From My Heart To You Richard Penniman 10/05/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. Little Richard: vcls; & the Johnny Otis Orchestra (Pete Lewis: gtr; Albert Winston: bs; Leard 'Kansas City' Bell: dms; Devonia Williams: pno; Johnny Otis: vibes; Walter Henry or Fred Ford: baritone sax; George Washington: tb; Lorenzo Holden or James Van Streeter: tp; Don Johnson: tp) 2699 Peacock 1658 (04/56) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 14 (2:56)
2699-alt unissued 21 (2:56)
09/14/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5250 master – prob. tk4 Specialty 686 (60) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 161 (2:22)
5250 tk1 unissued unissued 15 (2:23)
1966, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Little Richard: vcls; Stax session musicians (unk. gtr, bs, dms, brass) . Modern 1022 (09/66) Modern 1003 (66) unissued A3 (2:45)
Do It—To It Quincy Jones 10-11/1971, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls; Billy Preston: keyboard; David T.Walker: gtr; Chuck Rainey: gtr; Doug Kershaw: fiddle; Bill Plummer and/or Eric Gale and/or Elek Bacsik and/or Arthur Adams: gtrs; Ray Brown: bs; Paul Humphrey or Ronnie Tutt: dms; Victor Feldman & Milt Holland: percussion; produced by Quincy Jones . unissued Reprise 2051 (02/72)5 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 12 (2:53)
Do The Jerk (Get Down With It) Richard Penniman 1966, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Little Richard: vcls; Stax session musicians (unk. gtr, bs, dms, brass) . unissued Modern 1003 (66) unissued A2 (3:06)
12/1966, Abbey Road, London. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Big Jim Sullivan: gtr; unk. bs, brass, dms . CBS (UK) 8116 (early 67) unissued Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 15 (3:14)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94638 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 06 (5:37)
Do You Feel It Richard Penniman, Blackwell Unk. date (1965-1966), unk. location (Domino Club?). Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel (Upsetters?); add audience . Modern 1019 (06/66) Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued B4 (4:23)
Early One Morning (Blues) Richard Penniman 10/18/1957 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Charles Connor: dms 5164 master Specialty 652 (11/58) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 27 (2:15)
Every Hour Richard Penniman 10/16/1951, WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. Little Richard: vcls; George Holloway Jr.: bs; Donald J. Clark: dms; J. Wimby: pno; Fred Jackson: tenor sax; Albert Dobbins: alto sax; J. Hudson: baritone sax; Willie Mays: tp/leader E1VB 3776 RCA 4392 (11/51) Camden CAL 420 (04/58) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 04 (2:50)
Every Night About This Time Antoine Domino C. 1960, New York. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Joe Hughs: gtr; Grady Gaines: sax; Olsie Robinson: bs; Milton Hopkins: gtr; Richard Roy: sax; Cliff Burks: sax; unknown: dms; produced by H.B. Barnum. . Little Star LS 123 (1962) unissued unissued B (3:01)
Fool At The Wheel Raymond Taylor 02/25/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. The Tempo Toppers (Little Richard, Billy Brooks, Barry Lee Gilmore, Jimmy Swann): vcls; & the Deuces of Rhythm (Eddie Lee Williams: gtr; Mildred Taylor: dms; Raymond Taylor: organ, pno, tp, tb) 2424 Peacock 1616 (04/53) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 18 (2:38)
Freedom Blues Richard Penniman, Esquerita 03/11/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18377 Reprise 907 (04/70) Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 01 (3:01)
Function At The Junction E.Holland Jr., F.E.Long 09/15/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 88144 unissued OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 09 (2:33)
Get Down With It See Do The Jerk
Get Rich Quick Leonard Feather 10/16/1951, WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. Little Richard: vcls; George Holloway Jr.: bs; Donald J. Clark: dms; J. Wimby: pno; Fred Jackson: tenor sax; Albert Dobbins: alto sax; J. Hudson: baritone sax; Willie Mays: tp/leader E1VB 3773 RCA 4582 (02/52) Camden CAL 420 (04/58) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 01 (2:17)
E1VB 3773-alt unissued unissued 09 (2:19)
Going Home Tomorrow Antoine Domino, A.E.Young 06/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Dewey Terry: gtr; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs, violin; 2 unk.: dms 4407 unissued Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 01 (3:14)
Golden Arrow unknown 05/17/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr . unissued unissued Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 13 (2:41)
Good Golly, Miss Molly John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell 07/30/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Raymond Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms (Fast)2 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 04 (0:57)
(Fast) unissued unissued 05 (2:11)
10/15/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Ray Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5099 master – tk9 Specialty 624 (01/58), EP-404 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 26 (2:37)
5099 tk7 unissued One of these takes – prob. Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) 24 (2:20)
5099 tk8 unissued 25 (2:19)
5099 tk10 unissued 27 (2:13)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6923 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 05 (2:07)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; the Upsetters . unissued Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued B1 (1:54)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94634 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 09 (1:43)
03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued unissued .
1972, Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, and Cobo Hall, Detroit. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Eddie Fletcher: bs (overdubbed later) and unk. personnel . Bell 1780 (05/73)6 Bell 9002 (05/73)6 unissued 4/4 (2:09)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 02 (2:04)
Good Morning Little School Girl S.B.Williamson 10/18/1957 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Charles Connor: dms Tks 12, 22, 32 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 22 (3:00)
Great Gosh A'Mighty Richard Penniman? 09/1984, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England. Little Richard: pno?, vcls; Travis Wammack: gtr; Billy Preston: ?; other personnel unk.; produced by Stuart Colman (UK) . unissued Warner Bros. 25529-1 (86) unissued A1 (4:49)
Green Power H.B.Barnum, John Anderson 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0390 Reprise 1043 (10/71) Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 01 (3:59)
Greenwood, Mississippi Travis Wammack, Albert Lowe Jr. 03/11/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18375 Reprise 942 (08/70) Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 02 (3:33)
Groovy Little Suzie John Marascalco 1964. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk.: bs, dms, gtrs, vcls group 6803 short-cut unissued Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 06 (2:20)
6803 complete unissued Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued B3 (2:49)
Heeby-Jeebies Maybelle Jackson, John Marascalco 05/15/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Paul Palmer: dms; Ernest McLean: gtr Tk5 (slow) unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 01 (2:12)
Tk8 unissued unissued 02 (2:06)
Tk9 unissued unissued 03 (1:50)
07/30/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Raymond Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5000 tk5 unissued unissued 08 (2:11)
5000 master Specialty 584 (10/56), EP-405 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 09 (2:12)
Heeby-Jeebies Love (retitled first version of Heeby-Jeebies) Maybelle Jackson, John Marascalco 02/09/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Tk1 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 04 (2:11)
Tk2 unissued unissued 05 (1:55)
Master – prob. tk3 Specialty 736 (198?) unissued 06 (2:16)
Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) Richard Penniman 05/09/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Paul Palmer: dms; Ernest McLean: gtr 5103 tk3 unissued unissued 19 (2:10)
5103 tk6 unissued unissued 20 (2:17)
5103 tk8 unissued unissued 21 (2:06)
5103 master – prob. tk4 Specialty 624 (01/58), EP-403 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 22 (2:07)
Holy Mackerel . 1966, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Little Richard: vcls; Stax session musicians (unk. gtr, bs, dms, brass) . Modern 1018 (early 1966) Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued A5 (3:04)
Hound Dog Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 09/06/1956 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Jewell Grant: baritone sax; Charles Connor: dms Rehearsal unissued Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 22 (2:02)
06/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Dewey Terry: gtr; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs, violin; 2 unk.: dms 4406 unissued Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 02 (2:21)
12/1966, Abbey Road, London. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Big Jim Sullivan: gtr; unk. bs, brass, dms . unissued unissued Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 17 (2:57)
I Brought It All On Myself Joe Thomas, Howard Biggs 01/12/1952, WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. Little Richard: vcls; George Holloway Jr.: bs; J. Williams: dms; J. Wimby: pno; Fred Jackson: tenor sax; Carlos Bermudaz: alto sax; Willie Wilson: tb; Willie Mays: tp/leader E2VB 5034 RCA 5052 (11/52) Camden CAL 420 (04/58) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 05 (2:55)
E2VB 5034-C unissued unissued 11 (2:57)
I Don't Want To Discuss It D.Cooper, B.Beatty, E.Shelby 08/30/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 88100 OKeh 7271 (66) OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 01 (2:24)
I Found My Way Richard Penniman? 09/1984, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England. Little Richard: pno?, vcls; Travis Wammack: gtr; Billy Preston: ?; other personnel unk.; produced by Stuart Colman (UK) . unissued Warner Bros. 25529-1 (86) unissued B1 (3:33)
I Git A Little Lonely Richard Penniman 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 09 (1:43)
I Got It Richard Penniman 05/09/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Paul Palmer: dms; Ernest McLean: gtr 5239 tk1 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 12 (2:06)
5239 tk9 unissued unissued 13 (2:28)
5239 master – prob. tk7 Specialty 681 (08/59) unissued 14 (2:21)
09/06/1956 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Jewell Grant: baritone sax; Charles Connor: dms Tk1 unissued One of these takes – prob. Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 16 (2:20)
Tk2 unissued 17 (2:30)
I Love My Baby Richard Penniman 10/05/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. Little Richard: vcls; & the Johnny Otis Orchestra (Pete Lewis: gtr; Albert Winston: bs; Leard 'Kansas City' Bell: dms; Devonia Williams: pno; Johnny Otis: vibes; Walter Henry or Fred Ford: baritone sax; George Washington: tb; Lorenzo Holden or James Van Streeter: tp; Don Johnson: tp) 2700 Peacock 1673 (07/57) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 15 (2:29)
2700-alt unissued 22 (2:39)
I Need Love Larry Williams 09/02/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 88114 OKeh 7262 (10/66) OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 06 (2:38)
I Saw Her Standing There John Lennon, Paul McCartney 06/01/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18704 Reprise 942 (edit) (08/70) Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 09 (3:31)
I'm Back . 1966, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Little Richard: vcls; Stax session musicians (unk. gtr, bs, dms, brass) . Modern 1022 (09/66) Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued A4 (2:47)
I'm In Love Again Dave Bartolomew, Antoine Domino C. 1960, New York. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Joe Hughs: gtr; Grady Gaines: sax; Olsie Robinson: bs; Milton Hopkins: gtr; Richard Roy: sax; Cliff Burks: sax; unknown: dms; produced by H.B. Barnum. . Little Star LS 123 (1962) unissued Bear Family BCD 17138 AR A; 28 (2:05)
I'm Just A Lonely Guy Dorothy LaBostrie 09/14/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Master Specialty 561 (10/55) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 19 (2:37)
Tk2 unissued unissued 18 (2:56)
It Ain't What You Do Richard Penniman, R.Codrington 12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls; unk.: bs, dms, gtrs, vcls group 6931 Vee Jay 652 (02/65) unissued Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 05 (2:24)
It Ain't What You Do, It's The Way How You Do It Pete Kleinow, Richard Penniman 04/12/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3348 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 07 (2:46)
Jenny, Jenny Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman 10/15/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Ray Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5067 master – composite Specialty 606 (06/57), EP-402 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 23 (2:04)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass, vcls group 6927 unissued Joy (UK) 260 (73) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 08 (1:58)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A4 (0:47)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94633 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 08 (2:45)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 06 (1:58)
Joy To The World Hoyt Axton 07/02/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel, audience; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0507 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 14 (6:49)
Kansas City Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 09/13/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Master – tk2 unissued Specialty 2136 (11/70) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 11 (2:18)
Tk1 unissued unissued 12 (2:10)
Kansas City (2nd version7) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 11/29/1955, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Lloyd Lambert: bs; Joseph Tillman: sax; Oscar Moore: dms; gtr Slim's band (William Pyles, Renald Richard, Clarence Ford) 5200 master – prob. tk4 Specialty 664 (04/59) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 14 (2:40)
5200 tk8 unissued prob. Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) 13 (2:33)
Keep A Knockin' Richard Penniman 01/16/1957, unknown radio station, Washington, D.C. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Samuel Parker Jr.: baritone sax; Charles Connor: dms 5072 tk1 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 13 (1:36)
5072 tk2 unissued unissued 14 (2:29)
5072 tk3 unissued unissued 15 (2:25)
5072 tk4 unissued unissued 16 (2:21)
5072 master – composite3 Specialty 611 (08/57), 697 (04/70), EP-403 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 17 (2:15)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6918 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 18 (2:15)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A2 (0:34)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms . unissued unissued unissued .
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 03 (2:09)
King Of Rock And Roll H.B.Barnum, Bradford Craig 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel, audience; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0398 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 13 (3:12)
Land Of A Thousand Dances C.Kenner 09/02/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 88115 unissued OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 02 (2:09)
Last Year's Race Horse (Can't Run In This Year's Race) Richard Penniman 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 05 (4:14)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price 06/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Dewey Terry: gtr; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs, violin; 2 unk.: dms 4410 unissued Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 04 (2:21)
Little Richard's Boogie Richard Penniman 10/05/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. Little Richard: vcls; & the Johnny Otis orchestra (Pete Lewis: gtr; Albert Winston: bs; Leard 'Kansas City' Bell: dms; Devonia Williams: pno; Johnny Otis: vibes; Walter Henry or Fred Ford: baritone sax; George Washington: tb; Lorenzo Holden or James Van Streeter: tp; Don Johnson: tp) 2701 Peacock 1658 (04/56) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 13 (2:50)
Lonesome And Blue Richard Penniman 09/13/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Master – prob. tk5 Specialty 664 (04/59) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 06 (2:19)
Tk3 unissued unissued 04 (2:06)
Tk7 unissued unissued 05 (2:45)
Long Tall Sally (The Thing) E.Johnson, R.Penniman, R.Blackwell 11/29/1955, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Lloyd Lambert: bs; Joseph Tillman: sax; Oscar Moore: dms; gtr Slim's band (William Pyles, Renald Richard, Clarence Ford) Tk1 (slow) unissued One of these takes – prob. Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 17 (2:03)
Tk5 (fast) unissued 18 (2:14)
Tk6 unissued 19 (2:10)
02/07/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Master – prob. tk7 Specialty 572 (03/56), EP-400 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 02 (2:10)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6925 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 10 (2:03)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A6 (1:15)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94631 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 05 (2:19)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 04 (2:02)
Lord, Have Mercy (I'm So Lonely) Christine Kittrell 1954, Republic Recording Studio, 714 Allison Place, or New Era Club; Nashville, Tennessee. Christine Kittrell: vcls; Lee 'Wilbert Smith' Diamond: sax; Thomas Hartwell: gtr; Clifford McCray: bs; Kid King: dms; Little Richard: back vcls; produced by Bill Beasley E4-KW-4364 Republic 7096 (1954) . Bear Family BCD 16942 AH 18 (3:01)
Lovesick Blues Cliff Friend, Irving Mills 06/01/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18702 unissued Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 08 (4:35)
Lucille A.Collins, Richard Penniman 07/30/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Raymond Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms . unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 06 (1:31)
Master Specialty 598 (02/57), EP-403 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 07 (2:27)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6920 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 09 (2:16)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued B2 (2:32)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94627 OKeh 7325 (02/69) OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 01 (2:02)
1972, Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, and Cobo Hall, Detroit. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Eddie Fletcher: bs (overdubbed later) and unk. personnel . unissued Bell 9002 (05/73)6 unissued 4/3 (4:08)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 08 (2:25)
Maybe I'm Right Richard Penniman 10/05/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. Little Richard: vcls; & the Johnny Otis Orchestra (Pete Lewis: gtr; Albert Winston: bs; Leard 'Kansas City' Bell: dms; Devonia Williams: pno; Johnny Otis: vibes; Walter Henry or Fred Ford: baritone sax; George Washington: tb; Lorenzo Holden or James Van Streeter: tp; Don Johnson: tp) 2698 Peacock 1673 (07/57) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 16 (2:50)
09/14/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls; Melvin Dowden: pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5237 master – tk4 Specialty 680 (08/59) Specialty 2104 (03/59) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 141 (2:14)
5237 tk1 unissued unissued 13 (3:31)
Midnight Special Trad.; arr. by Richard Penniman 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0391 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 18 (4:02)
Miss Ann Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman 11/1955, Specialty Office Studio (demos). Little Richard: vcls, pno only . unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 04 (1:48)
11/29/1955, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Lloyd Lambert: bs; Joseph Tillman: sax; Oscar Moore: dms; gtr Slim's band (William Pyles, Renald Richard, Clarence Ford) Tk1 unissued unissued 07 (2:39)
Tk8 unissued unissued 08 (2:19)
Probably 12/03/1955, Ted Brinson's Studio, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno? Tk3 unissued unissued 20 (2:53)
02/07/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5069 master Specialty 606 (06/57), EP-400 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 03 (2:18)
03/19/1964, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs; Dewey Terry: gtr; Earl Palmer: dms Tk6 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD6 08 (3:24)
Tk7 unissued unissued 09 (2:52)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters . unissued Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued B5 (1:27)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Mockinbird Sally Richard Penniman 03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3097 Reprise 1130 (11/72) Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 05 (3:41)
Money J.Bradford, B.Gordy Jr. 09/02/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 88117 OKeh 7286 (06/67) OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 04 (2:00)
Money Honey J.A.Stone 06/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Dewey Terry: gtr; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs, violin; 2 unk.: dms 4409 unissued Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 03 (2:22)
Money Is Quincy Jones 10-11/1971, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls; Billy Preston: keyboard; David T.Walker: gtr; Chuck Rainey: gtr; Doug Kershaw: fiddle; Bill Plummer and/or Eric Gale and/or Elek Bacsik and/or Arthur Adams: gtrs; Ray Brown: bs; Paul Humphrey or Ronnie Tutt: dms; Victor Feldman & Milt Holland: percussion; produced by Quincy Jones 0977 Reprise 1062 (12/71)5 Reprise 2051 (02/72)5 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 11 (4:30)
Nuki Suki Bill Hemmons 03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3103 Reprise 1130 (11/72) Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 09 (5:33)
Oh Why? Warren Scott 02/09/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Tk4 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 09 (2:08)
Tk9 unissued unissued 10 (2:17)
Master – prob. tk7 Specialty 734 (09/83), EP-401 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) 11 (2:09)
Ooh! My Soul Richard Penniman 01/16/1957, unknown radio station, Washington, D.C. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Samuel Parker Jr.: baritone sax; Charles Connor: dms 5125 tk1 (fast) unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 10 (2:01)
5125 tk3 unissued unissued 11 (2:15)
5125 master Specialty 633 (05/58), EP-404 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 12 (2:14)
10/18/1957 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Charles Connor: dms (Very fast)2 unissued unissued 23 (1:30)
(Very fast)2 unissued unissued 24 (1:15)
(Very fast) unissued unissued 25 (1:51)
(Fast) unissued unissued 26 (2:07)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms 6929 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 16 (2:17)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Operator Richard Penniman? 09/1984, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England. Little Richard: pno?, vcls; Travis Wammack: gtr; Billy Preston: ?; other personnel unk.; produced by Stuart Colman (UK) . unissued Warner Bros. 25529-1 (86) unissued A2 (4:53)
Over Yonder Richard Penniman 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 08 (3:55)
Poor Boy Paul Don Weise 05/01/1964, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs; Dewey Terry: gtr; Earl Palmer: dms Tk2 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD6 03 (2:37)
Tk7 unissued unissued 04 (2:19)
Master – tk8 Specialty 699 (11/70) Specialty 2136 (11/70) 05 (2:24)
Poor Dog (Who Can't Wag His Own Tail) Larry Williams, Johnny Watson 02/05/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 89976 OKeh 7251 (06/66) OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 05 (3:04)
Prophet Of Peace Richard Penniman 04/12/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3351 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 11 (3:19)
Puppy Dog Song Richard Penniman, Chuck Rainey 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 10 (8:40)
Ready Teddy John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell 05/09/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Paul Palmer: dms; Ernest McLean: gtr Tk3 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 15 (1:53)
Tk4 unissued unissued 16 (1:45)
Tk10 unissued unissued 17 (2:09)
Master – prob. tk6 Specialty 579 (06/56), EP-401 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) 18 (2:10)
Unknown take unissued Ace CH 128 (85) unissued 04 (1:53)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A7 (0:39)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 07 (2:09)
Rice, Red Beans And Turnip Greens Raymond Taylor 02/25/1953, ACA Studio, Houston, Texas. The Tempo Toppers (Little Richard, Billy Brooks, Barry Lee Gilmore, Jimmy Swann): vcls; & the Deuces of Rhythm (Eddie Lee Williams: gtr; Mildred Taylor: dms; Raymond Taylor: organ, pno, tp, tb) 2425 Peacock 1628 (03/54) Ace CHA 193 (86) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 19 (2:36)
Rip It Up Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco 05/09/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Paul Palmer: dms; Ernest McLean: gtr Tk3 (rehearsal) unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 23 (2:23)
Tk13 unissued unissued 24 (2:12)
Tk14 unissued unissued 25 (2:34)
Master Specialty 579 (06/56), EP-402 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) 26 (2:21)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls; unk. gtrs, bs, dms . unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 13 (2:02)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A3 (0:41)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms . unissued unissued unissued .
1972, Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, and Cobo Hall, Detroit. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Eddie Fletcher: bs (overdubbed later) and unk. personnel . unissued Bell 9002 (05/73)6 unissued 4/5 (7:29)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 10 (2:18)
Rockin' Rockin' Boogie Richard Penniman, Seabrun Hunter 04/12/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3331 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 10 (5:29)
Rocking Chair Antoine Domino, A.Young 12/1966, Abbey Road, London. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Big Jim Sullivan: gtr; unk. bs, brass, dms . unissued unissued Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 14 (3:18)
Rose Mary Dave Bartolomew, Antoine Domino 12/1966, Abbey Road, London. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Big Jim Sullivan: gtr; unk. bs, brass, dms . CBS (UK) 8116 (67) unissued Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 16 (2:50)
Second Line Richard Penniman, Robert Blackwell 04/12/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3350 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 06 (4:51)
Send Me Some Lovin' John Marascalco, Lloyd Price 09/06/1956 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Jewell Grant: baritone sax; Charles Connor: dms Tk1 unissued One of these takes – prob. Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 20 (2:53)
Tk9 unissued 21 (2:35)
10/16/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Ray Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5043 master Specialty 598 (02/57), EP-405 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 07 (2:20)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6916 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 19 (2:19)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters . unissued Modern 103/1003 (66) unissued B2 (2:46)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94630 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 04 (2:12)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Settin' The Woods On Fire Fred Rose, Ed G.Nelson 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0392 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 03 (2:22)
Shake A Hand Joe Morris Probably 08/01/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Raymond Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms 5213 tk2 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 12 (2:55)
5213 master – tk4 Specialty 670 (06-08/59), EP-404 (58) Specialty 2104 (03/59), 21368 13 (3:13)
01/14/1971, Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. bs, 2 gtrs, brass, female vcls group, dms 0001 Reprise 1005 (03/71) unissued Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 10 (2:41)
She Knows How To Rock Willie Perryman (His original title: Rockin' With Red) 10/18/1957 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Charles Connor: dms 5162 tk5 unissued Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 29 (1:31)
5162 master Specialty 652 (11/58) Specialty 2104 (03/59), 2136 30 (2:02)
She's Got It (re-write of I Got It) Richard Penniman, John Marascalco 09/06/1956 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Jewell Grant: baritone sax; Charles Connor: dms 5005 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD4 18 (2:29)
5005 master Specialty 584 (10/56), EP-400 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) 19 (2:27)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6922 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 11 (2:11)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Short Fat Fanny Larry Williams 1964. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk.: bs, dms, gtrs, vcls group 6804 unissued Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 07 (2:13)
Slippin' And Slidin' R.Penniman, E.Bocage, A.Collins, J.Smith 11/1955, Specialty Office Studio (demos). Little Richard: vcls, pno Tk1 with dms unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 01 (1:58)
Tk2 with brushes unissued unissued 02 (1:52)
Tk3 with bongo unissued unissued 03 (1:51)
02/07/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Edgar Blanchard: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Master – prob. tk7 Specialty 572 (03/56), EP-401 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD3 01 (2:44)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6921 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 15 (2:26)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; the Upsetters; add audience . Modern 1030 (67) Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A8 (2:55)
03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued unissued .
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 05 (2:40)
Somebody Saw You Richard Penniman 06/01/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18701 Reprise 1005 (03/71) Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 05 (3:40)
Something Moves In My Heart Jeffries, Tanner, Moore 01/1965, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Clyde Johnson: sax; William Green: sax; Buddy Collette: sax; Earl Palmer: dms; unk.: percussion 7844 unissued Dynasty 7304 (73) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 04 (2:12)
Southern Child Richard Penniman 04-05/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Jim Horn: sax; produced by R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell . unissued unissued4 Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 06 (2:56)
Spreadin' Natta, What's The Matter? Richard Penniman, Maybelle Jackson 03/11/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18378 unissued Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 06 (4:38)
Still Miss Liza Jane Richard Penniman 04/1971. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel . unissued unissued Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 18 (5:23)
Talking 'bout Soul J.W.Alexander 01/1965, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Clyde Johnson: sax; William Green: sax; Buddy Collette: sax; Earl Palmer: dms; unk.: percussion 7847 unissued Joy (UK) 195 (06/71) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 07 (2:10)
Taxi Blues Jane & Leonard Feather 10/16/1951, WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. Little Richard: vcls; George Holloway Jr.: bs; Donald J. Clark: dms; J. Wimby: pno; Fred Jackson: tenor sax; Albert Dobbins: alto sax; J. Hudson: baritone sax; Willie Mays: tp/leader E1VB 3775 RCA 4392 (11/51) Camden CAL 420 (04/58) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 03 (2:19)
The Girl Can't Help It B.Troup 10/16/1956, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Ray Montrell: gtr?; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms; The Robins: vcls group 5019 movie master9 – tk9 unissued Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 04 (2:31)
5019 tk11 unissued unissued 05 (2:36)
5019 single master – tk12 Specialty 591 (12/56), EP-405 (58) Specialty 2103 (07/58) 06 (2:32)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, vcls group 6928 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 12 (3:02)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94628 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 02 (1:35)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 09 (2:25)
The Saints Trad; arr. by Richard Penniman, Robert Blackwell 03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3099 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 08 (5:03)
The Way You Do The Things You Do William Robinson, Robert Rogers 05/25/1971, Music Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel; produced & arranged by H.B.Barnum 0389 unissued Reprise 6462 (09/71) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 19 (3:30)
The World Can't Do Me Richard Penniman? 09/1984, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England. Little Richard: pno?, vcls; Travis Wammack: gtr; Billy Preston: ?; other personnel unk.; produced by Stuart Colman (UK) . unissued Warner Bros. 25529-1 (86) unissued B2 (3:51)
Thomasine Richard Penniman, Maybelle Jackson 03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David. T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3102 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 12 (3:11)
True Fine Mama (True Fine Baby) Richard Penniman 11/29/1955, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Lloyd Lambert: bs; Joseph Tillman: sax; Oscar Moore: dms; gtr Slim's band (William Pyles, Renald Richard, Clarence Ford) 5101 master Specialty 633 (05/58), EP-402 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD2 11 (2:43)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A9 (4:37)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94632 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 07 (2:53)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) unissued .
Tutti Frutti Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Penniman 09/14/1955, J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Justin Adams: gtr; Frank Fields: bs; Lee Allen: tenor sax; Alvin 'Red' Tyler: baritone sax; Earl Palmer: dms Master – prob. tk1 Specialty 561 (10/55), EP-402 (57) Specialty 100/2100 (03/57) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD1 21 (2:23)
Tk2 unissued unissued 20 (2:27)
12/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. gtrs, bs, dms, brass 6924 unissued Vee Jay 1124 (12/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 14 (2:24)
12/1965, Domino Club, Atlanta. Little Richard: vcls; the Upsetters; add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued A1 (0:48)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94629 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 03 (1:28)
1976, Jack Clement Studio, Nashville. Little Richard: vcls, pno?; Denis Brownside: pno; Eddie Bayers: dms; Jack Jackson: bs; Paul Wormley, Pat Patnik: gtrs . unissued K-Tel 462 (76) K-Tel 3070 (01) 01 (2:25)
Two-Time Loser Larry Lee 06/01/1970, Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Harrison Callay: tp; Ronnie Eader: baritone sax; Harry Thompson: tenor sax; Charles Rose: tb; Clayton Ivey: pno; Jerry masters: bs; Travis Wammack: gtr; Albert Lowe: gtr; Roger Hawkins: dms; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Wade Jackson: tenor sax; produced & arranged by Little Richard 18703 unissued Reprise 6406 (08/70) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD1 03 (3:20)
Well Alright Sam Cooke 03/19/1964, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs; Dewey Terry: gtr; Earl Palmer: dms Tk3 unissued unissued Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD6 11 (2:55)
Master – tk4 unissued Specialty 2136 (11/70) 12 (2:30)
02/05/1966, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr 89977 OKeh 7251 (66) OKeh 14117 (01/67) Epic/Legacy EK 86668 (04) 10 (2:54)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On C.Williams, S.David 10/18/1957 master Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Nathaniel Douglas: gtr; Olsie Robinson: bs; Clifford Burks: tenor sax; Wilbert Smith: tenor sax; Grady Gaines: tenor sax; Charles Connor: dms 5238, rehearsal unissued Redita 101 (72) (bootleg) Ace ABOXCD1 (6 CD) (89), CD5 31 (3:33)
5238 master Specialty 680 (59) Specialty 2104 (03/59) 32 (1:53)
06/1964, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Dewey Terry: gtr; Glen Willings: gtr; Don 'Sugarcane' Harris: bs, violin; 2 unk.: dms; unk. female vcls group 4405 Vee Jay 612 (08/64) Vee Jay 1107 (08/64) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD1 01 (3:03)
Unk. date (1965-1966), unk. location (Domino Club?). Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel (Upsetters?); add audience . unissued Modern 100/1000 (01/66) unissued B5 (2:54)
01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94635 OKeh 7325 (02/69) OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 10 (3:56)
Why Did You Leave Me? Richard Penniman 10/16/1951, WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. Little Richard: vcls; George Holloway Jr.: bs; Donald J. Clark: dms; J. Wimby: pno; Fred Jackson: tenor sax; Albert Dobbins: alto sax; J. Hudson: baritone sax; Willie Mays: tp/leader E1VB 3774 RCA 4772 (05/52) Camden CAL 420 (04/58) Bear Family BCD 15448 (89) 02 (2:33)
Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams 1964-1965. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Black Arthur: gtr; Henry Oden: bs; unk.: dms, bs, elctr bottleneck gtr . ALA 1175 (72?) ALA 1972 (72) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 15 (3:08)
04/1971. Little Richard: vcls, pno; unk. personnel . unissued unissued Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 15 (2:14)
You Better Stop B.Lewis 1964-1965. Little Richard: vcls; Jimi Hendrix: gtr; unk.: dms, bs, brass, organ 8655 unissued Dynasty 7304 (73) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 14 (3:08)
You Gotta Feel It . 01/25/1967, Columbia Recording Studio 'D', Hollywood, California. Little Richard: vcls, pno; Billy Preston: organ; Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: gtr; Eddie Fletcher: bs; Glen Willings: gtr; unk. dms 94637 unissued OKeh 14121 (07/67) Epic/Columbia EK 40389 12 (4:57)
Instrumental compositions
Belle Stars Richard Penniman 1964-1965. Little Richard: pno; Jimi Hendrix: gtr; Black Arthur: gtr; Henry Oden: bs; unk.: dms, bs . unissued ALA 1972 (72) Charly CPCD 8244-2 (2 CD) (96), CD2 17 (2:54)
Funky Dish Rag Richard Penniman 1964-1965. Little Richard: pno, organ; Black Arthur: gtr; Henry Oden: bs; unk.: dms, bs . unissued 20 (3:12)
Mississippi Richard Penniman 04/1971. Little Richard: pno; unk. personnel . unissued unissued Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 17 (3:03)
01/1973, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Little Richard: vcls?, unk. personnel . unissued United 7791 (early 73) unissued .
Open Up The Red Sea unknown 04/1971. Little Richard: pno; unk. personnel . unissued unissued Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD2 19 (4:43)
Sanctified, Satisfied Toe-Tapper Richard Penniman 03/27/1972, Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Little Richard: pno, EMI elctr pno, clavichord; Mike Deasy, Adolph Jacobs, David T.Walker, George Davis: elctr gtrs; Sneaky Pete Kleinow: slide pedal gtr; Chuck Rainey: elctr bs; Earl Palmer: dms; Lee Allen, Bill Hemmons: tenor sax; Jim Horn: baritone sax; produced & arranged by Richard Penniman & R.A. 'Bumps' Blackwell 3104 unissued Reprise 2107 (10/72) 13 (7:12)
Settin' The Woods On Fire (instr. version) Fred Rose, Ed G.Nelson 04/1971. Little Richard: pno; unk. personnel . unissued unissued 16 (3:00)
Sneak The Freak Richard Penniman 1970-1972. Little Richard: pno; unk. personnel . unissued unissued Rhino Handmade RHM2 7888 (3 CD) (04), CD3 14 (4:12)
Notes:
1 Different from the vinyl master (without overdubs). The vinyl master is relesead on Specialty SPCD 8508 (3 CD), Ace ABOXCD2 (3 CD), and on lot of other CD
2 Incomplete take
3 Doubled & redoubled from basic track 57 sec. long
4 From the delivered but unissued album Southern Child (sheduled as Reprise 2097)
5 From the Original Soundtrack $ (Dollar) (by Quincy Jones)
6 From the Original Soundtrack of the movie Let The Good Times Roll (Columbia Pictures, 1973)
7 Most popular version with the refrain 'Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey, Hey, Baby…' & the back vcls
8 Different from the single track (different overdubs)
9 From the Original Soundtrack of the movie The Girl Can't Help It (20th Century Fox, 1957)

Principal sources:
1. Charles White. The Life and Times of Little Richard. Da Capo Press, New York, 1994, 282 p.
2. CD-box and CD booklets.
3. Lot of Internet sites.
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