Titel: Woodstock Vol.2 - Ost / Jimi Hendrix / Jefferson Airplane / The Butterfield Blues Band / Joan Baez / Stills / Nash & Young Crosby / Melanie / Mountain / Canned Heat / Audience During Sunday Rainstorm / Format: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1
Titel: Woodstock, Vol.2 - Jimi Hendrix / Jefferson Airplane / Joan Baez / Stills / Nash & Young Crosby / Melanie / Mountain / Canned Heat / The Butterfield Blues Band / Audience During Sunday Rainstorm / Neil Young / Format: Audio CDTracks
Taschenbuch - 832 Seiten - KP Books - Auflage: 5 - 1996 - Englisch Wie von der Zeitschrift ´Goldmine´ nicht anders zu erwarten ist dies eine sehr gründlich recherchierte Preisliste, in der man sich auf 104 Seiten Einführung die Mühe gemacht hat, auch kleinste Unterschiede z.B. bei einzelnen Labelaufdrucken zu erklären. Den meisten anderen Preislisten für LPs deutlich überlegen. Neue, überarbeitete 5. Auflage. This completely updated edition of the price guide collectors rave about contains never-before-published listings and album prices for the Beatles, Elvis Presley and Jefferson Airplane, just to name a few. An amazing 30,000 entries are included for the categories you want to know about: rhythm & blues, rock ´n´ roll and soul. You´ll also find all kinds of music from the ´50s through the ´80s, including such genres as group vocals, dance music, surf, British Invasion, folk rock and psychedelic. There are also thousands of listings for garage, frat, disco, metal, funk, punk and new wave. Get more for your money: • More Pages — 840 pages of essential record-collecting data • More Photos — Over 200 pages of illustrations — 50% more than the previous edition • More Information — Expanded notations and hundreds of new cross-references Read about the top 50 most valuable U.S. albums, as well as thousands of albums valued at $4-$20. Find your favorite artists quickly and easily in alphabetical listings. Then check out separate sections dedicated to soundtracks, various artist compilations, still-sealed albums, foreign releases and more! That´s not all ... this newest edition also includes: • Fully revised and greatly expanded record company label directory • Broader coverage of artists from the ´70s and ´80s • Complete discographies for even more artists Neal Umphred, editor of previous editions of this popular price guide and other Goldmine books, combines his years of collecting experience with meticulous attention to details to give you the ultimate insider´s price guide.
LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von DONOVAN - Sunshine Superman - 180g Vinyl By 1966 Donovan had evolved beyond his initial folk troubadour style and fully embraced the budding ´flower power´ movement. Finding inspiration in jazz, blues, world music and West Coast U.S. rock, he partnered with top UK producer Mickie Most and arranger John Cameron to capture the sound he was pursuing in his mind. Their first collaboration, the ´Sunshine Superman´ single, was a smashing success, reaching #1 on the U.S. charts and establishing Donovan as a major pop star. Containing a prominent psychedelic vibe and featuring exotic instrumentation like sitar and tablas, it foreshadowed the Summer of Love zeitgeist by a full year. Recorded at EMI Studios London, it also featured session guitarist and soon-to-be Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page. Upon signing with Epic Records in the U.S., Donovan, Most and Cameron traveled to Los Angeles to continue recording at CBS Studios. The subject matter of the songs ran the gamut, reflecting Donovan´s interests and influences. ´The Fat Angel,´ a tribute to Mama Cass, also name checks The Jefferson Airplane (who returned the favor by covering the song on their live album Bless Its Pointed Little Head). ´Bert´s Blues´ honors UK folk pioneer Bert Jansch, a major influence on Donovan, Page and many other British guitarists. ´The Trip´ salutes the L.A. club of the same name and mentions Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, director Federico Fellini and the Buddhist concept of Zen in the lyrics. Elsewhere, the foreboding ´Season of the Witch´ served as the dark reflection of the cheery ´Sunshine Superman´ and remains one on Donovan´s most intriguing songs. Sessions for the Epic album, to be titled Sunshine Superman, concluded in May 1966 and it was released in the U.S. in September of that year. Due to a contract dispute with his former label, Pye Records, the album was not released in the UK until 1967, and then in a greatly altered form. The dispute, stemming from Donovan´s move to Epic, delayed the UK release of future recordings as well. This legal wrangling put Donovan in the rare position of a UK artist whose records came out in the U.S. before they appeared in his homeland. This Sundazed reissue has been sourced from the original analog Epic tapes in the rare U.S. MONO mix! Cameron´s arrangements sparkle as the instrument lineup varies from song to song (listen closely for Shawn Phillips on sitar!) as Most´s production expertly frames each track. Above all, Donovan delivers an incredible collection of songs, perfectly preserving a moment in time. It is now yours to enjoy forever.
Paroles et accords des hits des années 60. Format poche. A Boy Named Sue (Cash, Johnny), A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (Monkees, The), A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum), All Or Nothing (Small Faces, The), All You Need Is Love (Beatles, The), Baby, Now That I´ve Found You (Foundations, The), Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf), Cathy’s Clown (Everly Brothers, The), Dance To The Music (Sly And The Family Stone), Delta Lady (Cocker, Joe), Dizzy (Roe, Tommy), Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Manfred Mann), Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Animals, The), Eve Of Destruction (Mcguire, Barry), Fire (The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown), Flowers In The Rain (Move, The), Flowers On The Wall (Statler Brothers, The), Give Peace A Chance (Lennon, John), Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five), Go Now (Moody Blues, The), Goldfinger (Bassey, Shirley), Good Vibrations (Beach Boys, The), Happy Together (Turtles, The), Harlem Shuffle (Bob And Earl), Hello Mary Lou (Nelson, Ricky), Here Comes The Night (Them), Hey Joe (Hendrix, Jimi), Hi Ho Silver Lining (Beck, Jeff), Hit The Road Jack (Charles, Ray), Hold On, I’m Comin’ (Sam And Dave), Hole In My Shoe (Traffic), I Am A Rock (Simon And Garfunkel), I Got You (I Feel Good) (Brown, James), I’m Alive (Hollies, The), I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Redding, Otis), In The Middle Of Nowhere (Springfield, Dusty), In The Midnight Hour (Pickett, Wilson), Israelites (Dekker, Desmond And The Aces), Je T’aime... Moi Non Plus (Gainsbourg, Serge) (Birkin, Jane), Johnny Remember Me (Leyton, John), Keep On Running (Spencer Davis Group, The), Lily The Pink (Scaffold), Living In The Past (Jethro Tull), Louie Louie (Kingsmen, The), Man Of The World (Fleetwood Mac), Massachusetts (Bee Gees, The), Matthew And Son (Stevens, Cat), Monday Monday (Mamas & The Papas, The), Mr. Tambourine Man (Byrds, The), My Boy Lollipop (Millie), Needles And Pins (Searchers, The), No Particular Place To Go (Berry, Chuck), Only The Lonely (Orbison, Roy), Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Status Quo), Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Respect (Franklin, Aretha), Return To Sender (Presley, Elvis), Runaway (Shannon, Del), San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) (Mackenzie, Scott), See Emily Play (Pink Floyd), Shakin’ All Over (Kidd, Johnny) (Pirates, The), She Loves You (Beatles, The), She’s Not There (Zombies, The), Shout (Lulu And The Luvvers), Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman), Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart (Pitney, Gene), Stand By Me (King, Ben E), Substitute (Who, The), Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dylan, Bob), Summer In The City (Lovin´ Spoonful, The), Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream), Sunshine Superman (Donovan), The Letter (Box Tops, The), Those Were The Days (Hopkin, Mary), Time Is On My Side (Rolling Stones, The), Tobacco Road (Nashville Teens, The), Two Little Boys (Harris, Rolf), Under The Boardwalk (Drifters, The), Walk Away Renée (Four Tops, The), White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane), Wichita Lineman (Campbell, Glen), With A Girl Like You (Troggs, The), Wonderful World, Beautiful People (Cliff, Jimmy), Wondrous Place (Fury, Billy), You Really Got Me (Kinks, The), You’ll Never Walk Alone (Pacemakers, Gerry And The), You’re No Good (Swinging Blue Jeans, The)
Compilation de 60 chansons acoustiques arrangées pour piano, chant et guitare (griles d´accords).Collection : BUDGET BOOKSInstrument : Piano/Chant/GuitareTitres :(Sittin´ On) The Dock Of The Bay [Redding, Otis]About A Girl [Nirvana]Across The Universe [Beatles, The]American Pie [Mclean, Don]And I Love Her [Beatles, The]Angie [Rolling Stones, The]Annie´s Song [Denver, John]At Seventeen [Ian, Janis]Babe, I´m Gonna Leave You [Led Zeppelin]Baby, I Love Your Way [Frampton, Peter]Back On The Chain Gang [Pretenders, The]Band On The Run [Mccartney, Paul] [Wings]Barely Breathing [Sheik, Duncan]Be-Bop-A-Lula [Vincent, Gene]Behind Blue Eyes [Who, The]Blackbird [Beatles, The]Blowin´ In The Wind [Peter, Paul And Mary]Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain [Nelson, Willie]Candle In The Wind [John, Elton]Chicago [Nash, Graham]Crazy Little Thing Called Love [Queen]Crying [Orbison, Roy]Do You Believe In Magic? [Lovin´ Spoonful, The]Fast Car [Chapman, Tracy]Free Bird [Lynyrd Skynyrd]Free Fallin´ [Petty, Tom] [Heartbreakers, The]Friends In Low Places [Brooks, Garth]Girl [Beatles, The]Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? (Don Juan De Marco) [Adams, Bryan]Help Me Make It Through The Night [Smith, Sammi]Helplessly Hoping [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young]Homeward Bound [Simon And Garfunkel]I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow [Soggy Bottom Boys]I´ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song [Croce, Jim]Landslide [Fleetwood Mac]Layla [Derek And The Dominos]Leader Of The Band [Fogelberg, Dan]Leaving On A Jet Plane [Denver, John]Lover, You Should´ve Come Over [Buckley, Jeff]Michelle [Beatles, The]More Than A Feeling [Boston]More Than Words [Extreme]Night Moves [Seger, Bob]Nights In White Satin [Moody Blues, The]Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [Beatles, The]Only Wanna Be With You [Hootie And The Blowfish]Our House [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young]Scarborough Fair [Simon And Garfunkel]Seven Bridges Road [Eagles, The]Somebody To Love [Jefferson Airplane]Southern Cross [Crosby, Stills And Nash]Sweet Home Chicago [Johnson, Robert]Sweet Talkin´ Woman [Electric Light Orchestra]Take Me Home, Country Roads [Denver, John]Teach Your Children [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young]Tears In Heaven [Clapton, Eric]The Space Between [Matthews, Dave]Time In A Bottle [Croce, Jim]To Be With You [Mr. Big]Up On The Roof [Drifters, The]Wake Up Little Susie [Everly Brothers, The]Wanted Dead Or Alive [Bon Jovi]Wonderful Tonight [Clapton, Eric]Wonderwall [Oasis]You´re In My Heart [Stewart, Rod]You´ve Got A Friend [Taylor, James]
DescriptionThis Little Black Book is a pocket-sized collection of hit songs from the biggest names in pop, arranged for ukulele! Presented in chord songbook format, in the original keys, with ukulele chord boxes and complete lyrics.1234 [Feist] A Pair Of Brown Eyes [Pogues, The] A Well Respected Man [Kinks, The] Across The Universe [Beatles, The] All Or Nothing [Small Faces] Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) [Lennon, John] Between The Bars [Smith, Elliott] Bird On The Wire [Cohen, Leonard] Blaze Of Glory [Bon Jovi, Jon] Born Free [Monro, Matt] Bye Bye Love [Everly Brothers, The] Can’t Keep It In [Stevens, Cat] Candle In The Wind [John, Elton] Can´t Get You Out Of My Head [Kylie] Crazy [Barkley, Gnarls] Crazy Crazy Nights [Kiss] Creeque Alley [Mamas & The Papas, The] Do You Believe In Magic [Lovin´ Spoonful, The] Do You Realize?? [Flaming Lips, The] Don´t Stop [Fleetwood Mac] Don´t Stop Believin´ [Journey] Empire State Of Mind (Part II) [Keys, Alicia] Eye Of The Tiger [Survivor] Flowers On The Wall [Statler Brothers, The] Games People Play [South, Joe] God Put A Smile Upon Your Face [Coldplay] Gold Dust Woman [Fleetwood Mac] Golden Touch [Razorlight] Guitar Man [Presley, Elvis] Have A Nice Day [Stereophonics] Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? [Adams, Bryan] He’ll Have To Go [Reeves, Jim] Here She Comes Now [Velvet Underground, The] Highway To Hell [Ac/Dc] I Have A Dream [Abba] I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song [Croce, Jim] I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry [Williams, Hank] In My Room [Beach Boys, The] In The Summertime [Jerry, Mungo] It’s A Heartache [Tyler, Bonnie] Life Is A Long Song [Tull, Jethro] Love In Vain [Rolling Stones, The] Love Of The Common People [Thomas, Nicky] Maggie’s Farm [Dylan, Bob] Magic Bus [Who, The] Make You Feel My Love [Adele] Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard [Simon, Paul] Mellow Yellow [Donovan] More Than A Feeling [Boston] Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) [Florence & The Machine] Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head [Thomas, Billy Joe] Raspberry Beret [Prince And The Revolution] Rawhide [Laine, Frankie] Rock Island Line [Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group, The] Roxanne [Police, The] Save The Last Dance For Me [Drifters, The] She’s About A Mover [Sir Douglas Quintet] Should I Stay Or Should I Go [Clash, The] Singing The Blues [Mitchell, Guy] Stand By Me [King, Ben E] Sultans Of Swing [Dire Straits] Summertime Blues [Cochran, Eddie] Sweet Caroline [Diamond, Neil] Sweet Home Alabama [Lynyrd Skynyrd] Teach Your Children [Crosby Stills, Nash & Young] That’ll Be The Day [Crickets, The] The Dolphins [Buckley, Tim] The Winner Takes It All [Abba] Three Little Birds [Bob Marley And The Wailers] Toxic [Spears, Britney] Train In Vain [Clash, The] Use Somebody [Kings of Leon] Video Games [Del Ray, Lana] Viva La Vida [Coldplay] White Rabbit [Airplane, Jefferson] Who Knows Where The Time Goes? [Fairport Convention] Wichita Lineman [Campbell, Glen] Writing To Reach You [Travis] Yakety Yak [Coasters, The]
RESPECT / The Beatles|Stairway to heaven / Led Zeppelin|LIKE A ROLLING STONE / Bob Dylan|BORN TO RUN / Bruce Springsteen|HOTEL CALIFORNIA / Eagles|Light my fire / The Doors|Good vibrations / The Beach Boys|Hey Jude / The Beatles|IMAGINE / John Lennen with the Plastic Ono Band|LOUIE LOUIE / The Kingsmen|YESTERDAY / The Beatles|My Generation / The Who|WHAT´S GOING ON / Marvin Gaye|JOHNNY BE GOODE / Chuck Berry|LAYLA / Derek and the Dominos|WON´T GET FOOLED AGAIN / The Who|JAILHOUSE ROCK / Elvis Presley|AMERICAN PIE / Don McLean|A Day In The Life / The Beatles|I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) / James Brown|SUPERSTITION / Stevie Wonder|I want to hold your hand / The Beatles|Brown Sugar / The Rolling Stones|PURPLE HAZE / The Jimi Hendrix Experience|Sympathy for the devil / The Rolling Stones|BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY / Queen|You really got me / The Kinks|OH PRETTY WOMAN / Roy Orbison|Bridge over troubled water / Simon & Garfunkel|HOUND DOG / Elvis Presley|LET IT BE / The Beatles|SITTIN´ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY / Otis Redding|ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER / The Jimi Hendrix Experience|MY GIRL / The Temptations|ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK / Bill Haley and his Comets|I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE / Marvin Gaye|PROUD MARY / Creedence Clearwater Revival|BORN TO BE WILD / Steppenwolf|SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT / Nirvana|EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE / The Police|WHAT´D I SAY / Ray Charles|Free bird / Lynyrd Skynyrd|THAT´LL BE THE DAY / The Crickets|Whole Lotta Love / Led Zeppelin|DREAM ON / Aerosmith|CALIFORNIA DREAMIN´ / The Mamas & The Papas|Brown eyed girl / Van Morrison|WILD THING / The Troggs|Suite Judy Blue Eyes / Crosby Stills & Nash|BEAT IT / Michael Jackson|GREAT BALLS OF FIRE / Jerry Lee Lewis|STAYIN´ ALIVE / Bee Gees|For what it´s worth / The Buffalo Springfield|BLOWIN´ IN THE WIND / Bob Dylan|TWIST AND SHOUT / The Beatles|PIANO MAN / Billy Joel|She Loves You / The Beatles|SPACE ODDITY / David Bowie|STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER / The Beatles|Kashmir / Led Zeppelin|Crazy / Patsy Cline|LONDON CALLING / The Clash|JUMPIN´ JACK FLASH / The Rolling Stones|Rock And Roll / Led Zeppelin|LET´S STAY TOGETHER / Al Green|ALL SHOOK UP / Elvis Presley|Maggie May / Rod Stewart|YOUR SONG / Elton John|HEARTBREAK HOTEL / Elvis Presley|God only knows / The Beach Boys|THE TWIST / Chubby Checker|GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY / Little Richard|SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE / Cream|California girls / The Beach Boys|Summertime Blues / Eddie Cochrain|BLUE SUEDE SHOES / Carl Perkins|A hard day´s night / The Beatles|Fire And Rain / James Taylor|GLORIA / Them|SEXUAL HEALING / Marvin Gaye|START ME UP / The Rolling Stones|More Than A Feeling / Boston|ROXANNE / The Police|WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / Queen|TANGLED UP IN BLUE / Bob Dylan|SOMEBODY TO LOVE / Jefferson Airplane|Stand by me / Ben E King|WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN´ GOIN´ ON / Jerry Lee Lewis|YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG / AC DC|WHEN DOVES CRY / Prince|IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / Wilson Pickett|GIMME SOME LOVIN´ / Spencer Davis Group|JUMP / Van Halen|THUNDER ROAD / Bruce Springsteen|NO WOMAN NO CRY / Bob Marley|La Bamba / Ritchie Valens|WE´VE ONLY JUST BEGUN / The Carpenters|PAPA WAS A ROLLIN´ STONE / The Temptations|WALK THIS WAY / Aerosmith
DescriptionA seventh fantastic collection of great songs, all arranged for easy guitar. Features top artists including Kings of Len, U2, Elliot Smith and Foo Fighters.Songlist1973 [Blunt, James]Alive [Pearl Jam]All These Things That I´ve Done [Killers, The]America [Razorlight]Australia [Manic Street Preachers]Band On The Run [Mccartney, Paul] [Wings]Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) [Sinatra, Nancy]Better Together [Johnson, Jack]Black Hole Sun [Soundgarden]Blaze Of Glory [Bon Jovi]Born To Be Wild [Steppenwolf]Bright Side Of The Road [Morrison, Van]Can´t Get You Out Of My Head [Minogue, Kylie]Cocaine [Cale, J.J.]Cold Turkey [Lennon, John]Cry Me A River [Timberlake, Justin]Days [Kinks, The]Dear Prudence [Beatles, The]Don´t Look Back In Anger [Oasis]Don´t Stand So Close To Me [Police, The]Don´t Stop Now [Crowded House]Don´t You (Forget About Me) [Simple Minds]Downtown [Clark, Petula]Dream Catch Me [Faulkner, Newton]Dreams [Fleetwood Mac]Drive [Cars, The]Eternal Flame [Bangles, The]Folsom Prison Blues [Cash, Johnny]Give A Little Bit [Supertramp]Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) [Plant, Robert] [Krauss, Alison]Grace Kelly [Mika]Graceland [Simon, Paul]Happy Together [Turtles, The]Hard To Handle [Redding, Otis]Heaven [Adams, Bryan]Hold On [Tunstall, KT]Hot Fun In The Summertime [Sly And The Family Stone]Human Nature [Jackson, Michael]I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man [Prince]I Got You (I Feel Good) [Brown, James]I Predict A Riot [Kaiser Chiefs]I Still Haven´t Found What I´m Looking For [U2]I Want You [Dylan, Bob]If You Could Read My Mind [Lightfoot, Gordon]In Between Days [Cure, The]Jack And Diane [Mellencamp, John]Jersey Girl [Waits, Tom]Last Goodbye [Buckley, Jeff]Learn To Fly [Foo Fighters]Life On Mars? [Bowie, David]Love In Vain [Rolling Stones, The]Love Is The Drug [Roxy Music]Many Rivers To Cross [Cliff, Jimmy]More Than A Feeling [Boston]Naive [Kooks, The]Nights In White Satin [Moody Blues, The]Novocaine For The Soul [Eels]One [Metallica]One Night [Presley, Elvis]Panic [Smiths, The]Paranoid [Black Sabbath]Paranoid [Black Sabbath]Plug In Baby [Muse]Pump It Up [Costello, Elvis and Attractions, The]Red Morning Light [Kings Of Leon]Red Right Hand [Cave, Nick]S.O.S. [Abba]Salute Your Solution [Raconteurs, The]School´s Out [Cooper, Alice]Sisters Of Mercy [Cohen, Leonard]Somebody To Love [Jefferson Airplane]Song To The Siren [Buckley, Tim]Summer In The City [Lovin´ Spoonful, The]Sunday Morning [Velvet Underground, The]Sweet Caroline [Diamond, Neil]Talk [Coldplay]Teach Your Children [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young]Teardrop [Massive Attack]Tears In Heaven [Clapton, Eric]The Boys Are Back In Town [Thin Lizzy]The Girl From Ipanema [Gilberto, Joao And Astrud]The Model [Kraftwerk]Tiny Dancer [John, Elton]Tired Of Being Alone [Green, Al]To Love Somebody [Bee Gees, The]Town Called Malice [Jam, The]Train In Vain [Clash, The]Turn It On Again [Genesis]Union City Blue [Blondie]Vincent [Mclean, Don]Waiting In Vain [Marley, Bob And The Wailers]Walk Of Life [Dire Straits]Walk This Way [Aerosmith]Waltz #2 (Xo) [Smith, Elliott]What A Wonderful World [Armstrong, Louis]Whole Lotta Rosie [AC/DC]Who´ll Stop The Rain [Creedence Clearwater Revival]Won´t Get Fooled Again [Who, The]Wouldn´t It Be Nice [Beach Boys, The]You Got It [Orbison, Roy]You Turn Me On I´m A Radio [Mitchell, Joni]You´re Still The One [Twain, Shania]
(2008/Specialty-Concord Music) 25 Tracks - 1955-1964 - When Little Richard recorded ´´Tutti Frutti´´ in 1955 at Cosimo´s Studio in New Orleans with A&R man Bumps Blackwell, rock ´n´ roll was taken to a thrilling new level. The pounding piano, the high voice and trills, and the sexually suggestive lyrics catapulted the former Richard Penniman to the top of the charts and to legendary status. Now, Specialty Records (now owned by Concord Music Group) proudly presents The Very Best of Little Richard, a comprehensive 25-track compilation, and the first in 20 years to showcase all the Rock ‘n´ Roll Hall of Famer´s Specialty hits. The collection also features an original pre-rock ‘n´ roll demo, 1955´s ´´Baby,´´ plus a rousing live medley of ´´Ain´t That a Shame / I Got a Woman´´/´´Tutti Frutti´´ recorded in Paris in 1964 and a rehearsal take of ´´Hound Dog´´ (1956). Billy Vera, himself a rock ‘n´ roll and R&B veteran, wrote the liner notes. Little Richard´s demo for Specialty Records president Art Rupe was reportedly a series of run-of-the-mill blues songs. Nevertheless, Rupe bought him out of his Duke / Peacock Records contract and sent him to New Orleans to work with Specialty´s A&R man Bumps Blackwell. The all-star team of tenor saxman Lee Allen and drummer Earl Palmer were in place. But a hit just didn´t emerge during their first recording session, so the team adjourned for lunch. While at lunch, Richard sat down at a piano and started singing a song called ´´Tutti Frutti, Good Bootie,´´ a ribald ditty from his live set. Blackwell heard something different, and the lyrics were toned down a tad. Back at Cosimo´s studio, as fast as you could say ´´a-wop-bop-a-lu-bop-a-wop-bam-boom,´´ a hit was born and so was a star. The follow-up, ´´Long Tall Sally,´´ certified gold, and ´´Rip It Up´´ and ´´Ready Teddy´´ became a two-sided hit. As annotator Vera writes, ´´Between his hit records and his thrilling live performances, Little Richard has now become a bona fide rock ‘n´ roll star, a hero to ´50s teens and the epitome of crazy, man, crazy.´´ And the hits just kept on coming: ´´Lucille,´´ ´´Send Me Some Lovin´,´´ ´´Good Golly Miss Molly,´´ ´´Jenny Jenny´´ and ´´Keep A-Knockin´.´´ However, while in flight during an Australian tour in 1957, Richard watched in horror as the airplane´s engine caught fire. According to Vera´s notes, ´´He vowed then and there to quit singing the devil´s music and become a minister should he survive the ordeal.´´ He survived, and jumped back and forth over the years between rock ‘n´ roll and the ministry. But by that point, Little Richard´s hit-making streak had ended, and we can hear the lack of focus in a previously unissued rehearsal take of ´´Hound Dog.´´ Little Richard remains a living legend, frequently appearing in movies and television commercials. But there was a chemistry at Specialty in the mid-‘50s that resulted in the rare energy you´ll hear on The Very Best of Little Richard. No other label was ever able to match it! With liner notes by Billy Vera! (concordmusicgroup. com)