With explosive music
and a charismatic persona, Little Richard completely blew the lid off the 50s
and played a huge part in setting the standard for Rock ‘n’ Roll music. He was a
key artist involved in the transition from Rhythm & Blues to Rock ‘n’ Roll
music during that period and his style set the precedent for the flamboyant
excess that Rock ‘n’ Roll has come to symbolize.
40-track collection of Little Richard’s best musical works features the very
finest of his Vee Jay Records recordings of the mid-60s; a Rhythm & Blues
and Rock ‘n’ Roll label that had successes with Gladys Knight & The Pips,
The Four Seasons and The Beatles among others.
His time at the
label saw him re-record versions of some of his biggest hits. Richard’s
influence resonated across all manner of genres and generations with the likes
of James Brown, Otis Redding, Bo Diddley, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Rod
Stewart having all quoted him as one of their most important