This post is the twenty sixth post of my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.
In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!
This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!
Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!
In this post we’re going to be talking about Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard!
As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!
Here’s Little Richard was released in 1957 on Speciality, it was produced by Bumps Blackwell, the art director was Thadd Roark and the run time is 27:31.
Little Richard is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Here’s Little Richard was his debut album it was also his highest charting album reaching number 13 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart, this album also hosts two of Little Richard’s biggest songs…
Let’s take a look at the track list and see which songs those are:
Track One: Tutti Frutti
Track Two: True, Fine Mama
Track Three: Can’t Believe You Want To Leave
Track Four: Ready Teddy
Track Five: Baby
Track Six: Slippin’ and Slidin’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’)
Track Seven: Long Tall Sally (The Thing)
Track Eight: Miss Ann
Track Nine: Oh, Why?
Track Ten: Rip It Up
Track Eleven: Jenny, Jenny
Track Twelve: She’s Got It
I feel like it’s going to sound incredibly clichéd to say this but my favourite song from this album is Long Tall Sally (The Thing)! Once again though I do love this entire album, I think by now you all must think I’m just saying I love every album that I say this about but I can assure you that I really do!
I definitely think this album deserves its place on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die because well… it’s a phenomenal piece of music history and it’s amazing!
That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.
Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!
Thanks For Reading,