Little Richard ‎– The Specialty Sessions

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LP1 - Wop Bop A Loo Bop A Lop Bam Boom
Macon GA, Radio Station WBML 9 February 1955
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Baby 4:18
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) All Night Long 2:45
Possibly New Orleans, 1955
Little Richard She's My Star 2:35
New Orleans, J&M Studio 13 September 1955
Little Richard And His Band Lonesome And Blue (Take 3) 2:03
Little Richard And His Band Lonesome And Blue (Take 4 - False Start, Take 7) 2:43
Little Richard And His Band Lonesome And Blue (Master - Probably Take 5) 2:14
Little Richard And His Band Wonderin' (Take 9) 2:45
Little Richard And His Band Wonderin' (Master - Take 8) 2:48
Little Richard And His Band All Night Long (Take 10) 2:15
Little Richard And His Band All Night Long (Master - Takes 6 & 7 Intercut) 2:11
13 September 1955
Little Richard And His Band Kansas City (Take 2 - Master Issued On SLP 2136 In 1971) 2:16
Little Richard And His Band Kansas City (Take 1) 2:07
14 September 1955
Little Richard And His Band Maybe I'm Right (Take 1) 3:28
Little Richard And His Band Maybe I'm Right (Master - Take 4) 2:12
Little Richard And His Band Directly From My Heart (Take 1) 2:21
Little Richard And His Band Directly From My Heart (Master - Probably Take 4) 2:18
Little Richard And His Band Baby (Master) 2:04
Little Richard And His Band I'm Just A Lonely Guy (All Alone) (Take 1 - False Start, Take 2) 2:53
Little Richard And His Band I'm Just A Lonely Guy (All Alone) (Master) 2:35
Little Richard And His Band Tutti Frutti (Take 2) 2:21
Little Richard And His Band Tutti Frutti (Master - Probably Take 1) 2:22
LP2 - Peepin' And A' Hidin'
Los Angeles - Specialty Office Studio Demos November 1955
Little Richard Slippin' And Slidin' (Take 1 With Drums) 1:55
Little Richard Slippin' And Slidin' (Take 2 With Brushes) 1:50
Little Richard Slippin' And Slidin' (Take 3 With Bongo) 1:47
Little Richard Miss Ann (Vocal/Piano Only) 1:44
Little Richard She's My Star (A Capella) 2:37
Little Richard Chicken Little Baby (Master Without Overdubs - Vocal/Piano Only) 1:42
Los Angeles, Radio Recorders 29 November 1955
Little Richard Miss Ann (Take 1) 2:36
Little Richard Miss Ann (Take 8) 2:16
Little Richard Baby (Take 1) 2:22
Little Richard True Fine Mama (True Fine Baby) (Incomplete Take) 1:08
Little Richard True Fine Mama (True Fine Baby) (Master) 2:41
Little Richard Kansas City (False Starts 5, 6 & 7) 0:46
Little Richard Kansas City (Take 8) 2:32
Little Richard Kansas City (Master - Probably Take 4) 2:38
Little Richard Wonderin' (Take 1) 2:58
Little Richard Wonderin' (Master - Take 3) 3:06
Little Richard Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (Take 1) 2:02
Little Richard Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (Take 5) 2:11
Little Richard Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (Take 6) 2:07
Los Angeles, Probably Ted Brinson's Studio 3 December 1955
Little Richard Miss Ann (Take 3) 2:52
LP3 - Duck Back In The Alley
New Orleans, J&M Studios 7 February 1956
Little Richard Slippin' And Slidin' (Master - Probably Take 7) 2:41
Little Richard Long Tall Sally (Master - Probably Take 7) 2:07
Little Richard Miss Ann (Master) 2:14
9 February 1956
Little Richard Heeby-Jeebies Love (Take 1) 2:09
Little Richard Heeby-Jeebies Love (Take 2) 1:48
Little Richard Heeby-Jeebies Love (Take 3) 2:13
Little Richard The Most I Can Offer (Just My Heart) (Take 4) 2:22
Little Richard The Most I Can Offer (Just My Heart) (Master - Take 3) 2:23
Little Richard Oh Why? (Take 4) 2:06
Little Richard Oh Why? (Take 9) 2:13
Little Richard Oh Why? (Master - Probably Take 7) 2:06
9 May 1956
Little Richard I Got It (Take 1) 2:03
Little Richard I Got It (Take 9) 2:23
Little Richard I Got It (Master - Probably Take 7) 2:19
Little Richard Ready Teddy (Take 3) 1:51
Little Richard Ready Teddy (Take 4) 1:43
Little Richard Ready Teddy (Take 10) 2:06
Little Richard Ready Teddy (Master - Probably Take 6) 2:06
LP4 - I'm Gonna Rock It Up!
New Orleans, J&M Studios 9 May 1956
Little Richard Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Take 3) 2:08
Little Richard Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Take 5 - False Start, Take 6) 2:16
Little Richard Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Take 8) 2:04
Little Richard Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Master - Probably Take 4) 2:05
Little Richard Rip It Up (Take 3 - Rehearsal) 2:20
Little Richard Rip It Up (Take 13) 2:09
Little Richard Rip It Up (Take 14) 2:32
Little Richard Rip It Up (Master) 2:21
Los Angeles, Master Recorders 15 May 1956
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Heeby-Jeebies (Take 5 - Slow Version) 2:01
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Heeby-Jeebies (Takes 6, 7 & 8) 2:15
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Heeby-Jeebies (Take 9) 1:49
New Orleans, J&M Studios 30 July 1956
Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Fast Version) 0:56
Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Fast Version) 2:09
Little Richard Lucille (False Start) 1:29
Little Richard Lucille (Master) 2:23
Little Richard Heeby-Jeebies (Take 5) 2:08
Little Richard Heeby-Jeebies (Master) 2:10
LP5 - Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
New Orleans, J&M Studios
Probably 31 July 1956
Little Richard All Around The World (Take 8 Composite) 1:57
Little Richard All Around The World (Master - Composite) 2:25
Probably 1 August 1956
Little Richard Shake A Hand (Take 2) 2:53
Little Richard Shake A Hand (Master - Take 5) 3:10
Little Richard Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Take 8) 2:28
Little Richard Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Master - Probably Take 9) 2:25
Los Angeles, Master Recorders 6 September 1956
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant I Got It (Take 1) 2:17
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant I Got It (Take 2) 2:27
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant She's Got It 2:27
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant She's Got It (Master) 2:25
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant Send Me Some Lovin' (Take 1) 2:54
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant Send Me Some Lovin' (Take 9) 2:32
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) + Jewell Grant Hound Dog (Rehearsal) 2:00
New Orleans, J&M Studios 15 October 1956
Little Richard Jenny, Jenny (Master - Composite) 2:02
Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Take 7) 2:16
Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Take 8) 2:17
Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Master - Take 9) 2:34
Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly (Take 10) 2:12
LP6 - Drinkin' Gin You Can't Come In
New Orleans, J&M Studios 16 October 1956
Little Richard Baby Face (Takes 2 & 3 - False Starts) 0:34
Little Richard Baby Face (Take 4) 2:39
Little Richard Baby Face (Master - Probably Take 11) 2:13
Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It (Film Version Master - Take 9) 2:30
Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It (Take 10 - False Start, Take 11) 2:24
Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It (Single Master - Take 12) 2:29
Little Richard Send Me Some Lovin' (Master) 2:18
Little Richard By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (Master) 2:04
Little Richard Gene Nobles' "Royal Crown" Hairdressing Ad 1:03
Washington D.C. Unknown Radio Station, 16 January 1957
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul (Take 1) 2:00
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul (Take 3) 2:12
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul (Master) 2:10
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Keep A Knockin' (Take 1) 1:34
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Keep A Knockin' (Take 2) 2:28
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Keep A Knockin' (Take 3) 2:20
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Keep A Knockin' (Take 4) 2:17
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Keep A Knockin' (Master - Composite) 2:11
LP7 - He Knows How To Rock
Los Angeles, Master Recorders 18 October 1957
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Take 1) 3:25
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Take 2) 2:41
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Take 6) 2:29
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Master) 2:19
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Good Morning Little School Girl (Takes 1 & 3) 2:58
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul 1:27
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul 1:12
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul (Take 7) 1:48
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Ooh! My Soul (Take 9) 2:04
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Early One Morning (Blues) (Master) 2:14
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) She Knows How To Rock (Takes 1, 2, 3 & 4 - False Starts) 4:26
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) She Knows How To Rock (Take 5 - False Start) 1:28
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) She Knows How To Rock (Master) 1:59
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Rehearsal) 3:30
Little Richard And The Upsetters (2) Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Master) 1:52
LP8 - Annie's Back!
Los Angeles, Radio Recorders 1 May 1964
Little Richard Bama Lama Bama Loo (Take 7) 2:47
Little Richard Bama Lama Bama Loo (Master - Take 10) 2:14
Little Richard Poor Boy Paul (Take 2) 2:35
Little Richard Poor Boy Paul (Take 7) 2:16
Little Richard Poor Boy Paul (Master - Take 8) 2:20
Little Richard Annie Is Back (Takes 1 & 2) 3:00
Little Richard Annie Is Back (Take 3) 2:40
19 March 1964
Little Richard Miss Ann (Take 6) 3:20
Little Richard Miss Ann (Take 7) 2:50
Little Richard Well Alright (Takes 1 & 2) 0:59
Little Richard Well Alright (Take 3) 2:52
Little Richard Well Alright (Take 4) 2:28
Paris, France, Olympia Theatre Live Recording June 1964
Medley 3:10
Little Richard Ain't That A Shame
Little Richard I Got A Woman
Little Richard Tutti Frutti

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ABOXLP 1 Little Richard The Specialty Sessions(8xLP, Comp + Box) Ace ABOXLP 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ABOXCD 1 Little Richard The Specialty Sessions(6xCD, Comp + Box) Ace ABOXCD 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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