1422 I Don’t Know What You’ve Got But It’s Got Me – Little Richard (1965)

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Jimi Hendrix.

This song was written by Don Covay. It was recorded by Little Richard in 1965. The recording features Billy Preston on organ and Jimi Hendrix on guitar. It was released as a single in two parts with Part Two on the B-side. It reached number twelve on the R&B chart. The single was released in the UK in 1966.The single was on George Harrison’s 1966 jukebox.

1103 Little Richard Sings Gospel – Little Richard (1963)

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Little Richard Sings Gospel.

This album was recorded by Little Richard in 1963. It contains twelve gospel songs including I Know The Lord, God Is Real and Tell God My Troubles. It was released in 1963 on the 20th Century Fox Records label. In the UK it was released on the Stateside label. George Harrison owned a copy of this album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Every Time I Feel The Spirit
2) I’m Trampin’
3) Milky White Way
4) Does Jesus Care
5) Coming Home
6) I Know The Lord
Side 2
1) I’ve Just Come From The Fountain
2) God Is Real
3) Troubles Of The World
4) Certainly Lord
5) Tell God My Troubles
6) Precious Lord

0703 Baby Face – Little Richard (1958)

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Baby Face.

This song was written by Harry Akst and Benny Davis in 1926. It was first recorded by Jan Garber and His Orchestra. The song was sung at the McCartney family get-togethers. They were probably familiar with the version recorded by Al Jolson in 1949. Little Richard recorded the song in 1958. It was released as a single with I’ll Never Let You Go on the B-side.  It reached number two on the UK singles chart. The song has also been recorded by Brenda Lee, Brian Hyland, Bobby Vee and Bobby Darin. The song was played by Wings during the 1974 TV special One Hand Clapping.That version was released in 2014 on the remastered version of the 1975 album Venus And Mars. The song has also been played live by Paul McCartney.

Now Hear This : Baby Face – Wings (2014)

0463 Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey – Little Richard (1959)

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Kansas City.

Kansas City was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. It became a number one hit for Wilbert Harrison in 1959. Hey,Hey,Hey,Hey was written by Little Richard and was first released as the B-side to Good Golly, Miss Molly in 1958. Little Richard combined the two songs in a medley in 1959. He released it as a single with Lonesome And Blue on the B-side. The Beatles covered the song in 1964 for their album Beatles For Sale. Take 2 was later released on Anthology 1 in 1995. It was also part of their repertoire and a live version recorded in 1962 was released on the 1977 album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. They also performed the song live for BBC radio and a version can be heard on the 1994 album Live At The BBC. Another BBC version was released on the 2013 album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2. Pete Best recorded the song in 1965 and it was released as the B-side to Boys. Paul McCartney recorded the song in 1987. It was first released on the single of Once Upon a Long Ago. Paul has performed the song live and a live version appears on the 1993 album Paul Is Live. Another live version, recorded in 1997, was released in 1998 on the album Music For Montserrat.

Now Hear This : Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (1964)
Kansas City – Peter Best (1965)
Kansas City/Hey,Hey,Hey,Hey – The Beatles (1977)
Kansas City – Paul McCartney (1987)
Kansas City – Paul McCartney (1993)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (1994)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (1995)
Kansas City – Paul McCartney (1998)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (2013)

0414 Shake A Hand – Little Richard (1958)

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Little Richard.

This song was written by Joe Morris in 1953 and was first recorded by Faye Adams. Her version was number one on the R&B chart. It was recorded by Johnnie Ray in 1956 and by Little Richard in 1958. His version reached number seventy-one on the Billboard chart. The B-side was All Night Long. Paul McCartney recorded the song in 1999 for the album Run Devil Run. He also performed the song live at the Cavern that same year.

Now Hear This : Shake A Hand – Paul McCartney (1999)

0391 Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – Little Richard (1958)

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Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

This song was written by Little Richard in 1956. He first recorded it in 1958 and released it as the B-side to Good Golly Miss Molly. He recorded it again in 1959 as part of a medley with Kansas City. This song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by Paul.

The medley was also part of The Beatles’ repertoire and they recorded that version in 1964. Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! was part of The Undertakers’ repertoire.  A version recorded by them was not released until 1996 when it was released on the album The Undertakers Unearthed. Howie Casey & The Seniors recorded the song in 1962 for their album Twist At The Top.

Now Hear This : Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey – Howie Casey & The Seniors (1962)
Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Undertakers (1996)

0390 Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard (1958)

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Little Richard.

Good Golly Miss Molly was written by John Marascalco and Robert “Bumps” Blackwell. It was first recorded by Little Richard in 1958 and was produced by Robert “Bumps” Blackwell. It was released as a single with Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey on the B-side. A version by The Valiants, recorded after Little Richard’s version, was released first. Little Richard’s version reached number four on the Billboard chart.

The song was part of The Quarrymen’s repertoire and was sung by Paul. King Size Taylor and The Dominoes recorded a version of the song in 1958. It was later released on the album Unearthed Merseybeat in 2003. The Swinging Blue Jeans covered the song in 1964 and it was released as a single with Shaking Feeling on the B-side. It reached number eleven on the UK singles chart. Merseybeat group Denny Seyton & The Sabres included the song on their 1964 album It’s The Gear. Jerry Lee Lewis performed the song live at the Star-Club in 1964. A live version was released on his album Live At The Star Club, Hamburg.

Now Hear This : Good Golly Miss Molly – The Swinging Blue Jeans (1964)
Good Golly Miss Molly – Denny Seyton & The Sabres (1964)
Good Golly Miss Molly – King Size Taylor and The Dominoes (2003)