Little Richard ‎– The Specialty Sessions

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CD 1 - Wop Bop A Loo Bop A Lop Bam Boom 0:54:52
Macon GA, Radio Station WBML 9 February 1955
1-1 Baby
Written-By – R. Penniman*
4:21
1-2 All Night Long
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:48
Possibly New Orleans, 1955
1-3 She's My Star
Written By – R. TaylorWritten-By – R. Penniman*
2:39
New Orleans, J&M Studio 13 September 1955
1-4 Lonesome And Blue (Take 3)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:06
1-5 Lonesome And Blue (Take 4 - False Start, Take 7)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:45
1-6 Lonesome And Blue (Master - Probably Take 5)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:19
1-7 Wonderin' (Take 9)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:48
1-8 Wonderin' (Master - Take 8)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:51
1-9 All Night Long (Take 10)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:18
1-10 All Night Long (Master - Takes 6 & 7 Intercut)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:15
1-11 Kansas City (Take 2 - Master Issued On SLP 2136 In 1971)
Written-By – J. Leiber, M. Stoller*
2:18
1-12 Kansas City (Take 1)
Written-By – J. Leiber, M. Stoller*
2:10
14 September 1955
1-13 Maybe I'm Right (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
3:31
1-14 Maybe I'm Right (Master - Take 4)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:14
1-15 Directly From My Heart (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:23
1-16 Directly From My Heart (Master - Probably Take 4)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:22
1-17 Baby (Master)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:07
1-18 I'm Just A Lonely Guy (All Alone) (Take 1 - False Start, Take 2)
Written-By – D. Labostrie*
2:56
1-19 I'm Just A Lonely Guy (All Alone) (Master)
Written-By – D. Labostrie*
2:37
1-20 Tutti Frutti (Take 2)
Written-By – D. Labostrie*, R. Penniman*
2:27
1-21 Tutti Frutti (Master - Probably Take 1)
Written-By – D. Labostrie*, R. Penniman*
2:23
CD 2 - Peepin' And A' Hidin' 0:44:47
Los Angeles - Specialty Office Studio Demos November 1955
2-1 Slippin' And Slidin' (Take 1 With Drums)
Written-By – A. Collins*, E. Bocage*, J. Smith*, R. Penniman*
1:58
2-2 Slippin' And Slidin' (Take 2 With Brushes)
Written-By – A. Collins*, E. Bocage*, J. Smith*, R. Penniman*
1:52
2-3 Slippin' And Slidin' (Take 3 With Bongo)
Written-By – A. Collins*, E. Bocage*, J. Smith*, R. Penniman*
1:51
2-4 Miss Ann (Vocal/Piano Only)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
1:48
2-5 She's My Star (A Capella)
Written By – R. TaylorWritten-By – R. Penniman*
2:39
2-6 Chicken Little Baby (Master Without Overdubs - Vocal/Piano Only)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
1:44
Los Angeles, Radio Recorders 29 November 1955
2-7 Miss Ann (Take 1)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
2:39
2-8 Miss Ann (Take 8)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
2:19
2-9 Baby (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:25
2-10 True Fine Mama (True Fine Baby) (Incomplete Take)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
1:10
2-11 True Fine Mama (True Fine Baby) (Master)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:43
2-12 Kansas City (False Starts 5, 6 & 7)
Written-By – J. Leiber, M. Stoller*
0:46
2-13 Kansas City (Take 8)
Written-By – J. Leiber, M. Stoller*
2:33
2-14 Kansas City (Master - Take 3)
Written-By – J. Leiber, M. Stoller*
2:40
2-15 Wonderin' (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:59
2-16 Wonderin' (Master - Take 3)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
3:08
2-17 Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (Take 1)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*, R. Blackwell*
2:03
2-18 Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (Take 5)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*, R. Blackwell*
2:14
2-19 Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (Take 6)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*, R. Blackwell*
2:10
Los Angeles, Probably Ted Brinson's Studio 3 December 1955
2-20 Miss Ann (Take 3)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
2:53
CD 3 - Duck Back In The Alley 0:58:16
New Orleans, J&M Studios 7 February 1956
3-1 Slippin' And Slidin' (Master - Probably Take 7)
Written-By – A. Collins*, E. Bocage*, J. Smith*, R. Penniman*
2:44
3-2 Long Tall Sally (Master - Probably Take 7)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*, R. Blackwell*
2:10
3-3 Miss Ann (Master)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
2:18
9 February 1956
3-4 Heeby-Jeebies Love (Take 1)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
2:11
3-5 Heeby-Jeebies Love (Take 2)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
1:55
3-6 Heeby-Jeebies Love (Take 3)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
2:16
3-7 The Most I Can Offer (Take 4)
Written-By – W. Scott*
2:25
3-8 The Most I Can Offer (Master - Take 3)
Written-By – W. Scott*
2:26
3-9 Oh Why? (Take 4)
Written-By – W. Scott*
2:08
3-10 Oh Why? (Take 9)
Written-By – W. Scott*
2:17
3-11 Oh Why? (Master - Probably Take 7)
Written-By – W. Scott*
2:09
9 May 1956
3-12 I Got It (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:06
3-13 I Got It (Take 9)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:28
3-14 I Got It (Master - Probably Take 7)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:21
3-15 Ready Teddy (Take 3)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
1:53
3-16 Ready Teddy (Take 4)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
1:45
3-17 Ready Teddy (Take 10)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:09
3-18 Ready Teddy (Master - Probably Take 6)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:10
3-19 Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Take 3)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:10
3-20 Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Take 5 - False Start, Take 6)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:17
3-21 Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Take 8)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:06
3-22 Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham) (Master - Probably Take 4)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:07
3-23 Rip It Up (Take 3 - Rehearsal)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:23
3-24 Rip It Up (Take 13)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:12
3-25 Rip It Up (Take 14)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:34
3-26 Rip It Up (Master)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:21
CD 4 - Can't Believe You Wanna Leave 1:02:20
Los Angeles, Master Recorders 15 May 1956
4-1 Heeby-Jeebies (Take 5 - Slow Version)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
2:12
4-2 Heeby-Jeebies (Takes 6, 7 & 8)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
2:06
4-3 Heeby-Jeebies (Take 9)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
1:50
New Orleans, J&M Studios 30 July 1956
4-4 Good Golly, Miss Molly (Fast Version)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
0:57
4-5 Good Golly, Miss Molly (Fast Version)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:11
4-6 Lucille (False Start)
Written-By – A. Collins*, R. Penniman*
1:31
4-7 Lucille (Master)
Written-By – A. Collins*, R. Penniman*
2:27
4-8 Heeby-Jeebies (Take 5)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
2:11
4-9 Heeby-Jeebies (Master)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, M. Jackson*
2:12
New Orleans, J&M Studios Probably 31 July 1956
4-10 All Around The World (Take 8 Composite)
Written-By – M. Millet*, R. Blackwell*
2:00
4-11 All Around The World (Master - Composite)
Written-By – M. Millet*, R. Blackwell*
2:29
Probably 1 August 1956
4-12 Shake A Hand (Take 2)
Written-By – Morris*
2:55
4-13 Shake A Hand (Master - Take 4)
Written-By – Morris*
3:13
4-14 Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Take 8)
Written-By – L. Price*
2:31
4-15 Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Master - Probably Take 9)
Written-By – L. Price*
2:29
Los Angeles, Master Recorders 6 September 1956
4-16 I Got It (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:20
4-17 I Got It (Take 2)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:30
4-18 She's Got It
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Penniman*
2:29
4-19 She's Got It (Master)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Penniman*
2:27
4-20 Send Me Some Lovin' (Take 1)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, L. Price*
2:53
4-21 Send Me Some Lovin' (Take 9)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, L. Price*
2:35
4-22 Hound Dog (Rehearsal)
Written-By – J. Leiber, M. Stoller*
2:02
New Orleans, J&M Studios 15 October 1956
4-23 Jenny, Jenny (Master - Composite)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
2:04
4-24 Good Golly, Miss Molly (Take 7)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:20
4-25 Good Golly, Miss Molly (Take 8)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:19
4-26 Good Golly, Miss Molly (Master - Take 9)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:37
4-27 Good Golly, Miss Molly (Take 10)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, R. Blackwell*
2:13
CD 5 - He Knows How To Rock 1:13:15
New Orleans, J&M Studios 16 October 1956
5-1 Baby Face (Takes 2 & 3 - False Starts)
Written-By – Davis*, Akst*
0:35
5-2 Baby Face (Take 4)
Written-By – Davis*, Akst*
2:41
5-3 Baby Face (Master - Probably Take 11)
Written-By – Davis*, Akst*
2:15
5-4 The Girl Can't Help It (Film Version Master - Take 9)
Written-By – B. Troup*
2:31
5-5 The Girl Can't Help It (Take 10 - False Start, Take 11)
Written-By – B. Troup*
2:36
5-6 The Girl Can't Help It (Single Master - Take 12)
Written-By – B. Troup*
2:32
5-7 Send Me Some Lovin' (Master)
Written-By – J. Marascalco*, L. Price*
2:20
5-8 By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (Master)
Written-By – Madden*, Edwards*
2:08
5-9 Gene Nobles "Royal Crown" Hairdressing Advert 1:06
Washington D.C. Unknown Radio Station, 16 January 1957
5-10 Ooh! My Soul (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:01
5-11 Ooh! My Soul (Take 3)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:15
5-12 Ooh! My Soul (Master)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:14
5-13 Keep A Knockin' (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
1:36
5-14 Keep A Knockin' (Take 2)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:29
5-15 Keep A Knockin' (Take 3)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:25
5-16 Keep A Knockin' (Take 4)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:21
5-17 Keep A Knockin' (Master - Composite)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:15
Los Angeles, Master Recorders 18 October 1957
5-18 Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Take 1)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
3:28
5-19 Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Take 2)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:45
5-20 Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Take 6)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:33
5-21 Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (Master)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:21
5-22 Good Morning Little School Girl (Takes 1 & 3)
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
3:00
5-23 Ooh! My Soul
Written-By – R. Penniman*
1:30
5-24 Ooh! My Soul
Written-By – R. Penniman*
1:15
5-25 Ooh! My Soul
Written-By – R. Penniman*
1:51
5-26 Ooh! My Soul
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:07
5-27 Early One Morning (Blues) (Master)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:15
5-28 She Knows How To Rock (Take 1, 2, 3 & 4 - False Starts)
Written-By – W. Perryman*
4:29
5-29 She Knows How To Rock (Take 5 - False Start)
Written-By – W. Perryman*
1:31
5-30 She Knows How To Rock (Master)
Written-By – W. Perryman*
2:02
5-31 Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Rehearsal)
Written-By – C. Williams*, S. David*
3:33
5-32 Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Master)
Written-By – C. Williams*, S. David*
1:53
CD 6 - Annie's Back 0:34:10
Los Angeles, Radio Recorders 1 May 1964
6-1 Bama Lama Bama Loo (Take 7)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:50
6-2 Bama Lama Bama Loo (Master - Take 10)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:17
6-3 Poor Boy Paul (Take 2)
Written-By – Don Weise
2:37
6-4 Poor Boy Paul (Take 7)
Written-By – Don Weise
2:19
6-5 Poor Boy Paul (Master - Take 8)
Written-By – Don Weise
2:24
6-6 Annie Is Back (Takes 1 & 2)
Written By – John Anderson
3:02
6-7 Annie Is Back (Take 3)
Written By – John Anderson
2:43
Los Angeles, Radio Recorders 19 March 1964
6-8 Miss Ann (Take 6)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
3:24
6-9 Miss Ann (Take 7)
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*
2:52
6-10 Well Alright (Takes 1 & 2)
Written-By – Sam Cooke
0:59
6-11 Well Alright (Take 3)
Written-By – Sam Cooke
2:55
6-12 Well Alright (Take 4)
Written-By – Sam Cooke
2:30
Paris, France, Olympia Theatre Live Recording June 1964
Live Rock Medley 3:11
6-13.a Ain't That A Shame
Written-By – A. Domino, D Bartholomew*
6-13.b I Got A Woman
Written-By – Ray Charles
6-13.c Tutti Frutti
Written-By – D. Labostrie*, R. Penniman*

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Comes in paper box with three double CD's, each one with a 12-page inlay. No booklet.
℗ Specialty Records, Inc
This compilation ℗ 1989 Ace Records Ltd
© 1989 Ace Records Ltd
Made in West Germany.

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  • Other (Catalog Number CD 1): ABOXCD 1-1
  • Other (Catalog Number CD 2): ABOXCD 1-2
  • Other (Catalog Number CD 3): ABOXCD 1-3
  • Other (Catalog Number CD 4): ABOXCD 1-4
  • Other (Catalog Number CD 5): ABOXCD 1-5
  • Other (Catalog Number CD 6): ABOXCD 1-6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): SONOPRESS D-0392/ABOXCD 1-1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): SONOPRESS D-0393-1 / ABOXCD 1-2 B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): SONOPRESS D-0394/ABOXCD 1-3 B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): SONOPRESS D-0395/ABOXCD 1-4 B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 5): SONOPRESS D-0396/ABOXCD 1-5 A
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fingmeow

fingmeow

September 30, 2020
As I don't see *any* other way to contact Discogs, since the "submit a request" for support link is NOT on any page...

This item DOES NOT come up when searching for "The Specialty Sessions". I only found it after searching *on DuckDuckGo!!!*

SMDH!
keltie.harding

keltie.harding

May 10, 2020
Beautifully presented box set of LR's Specialty sessions. (The US Version is a 3 cd abridged version of this release.) Sound on this is fantastic. Remastering by the amazing Boppin' Bob Jones from the session reels and finished masters. Tons of alternate takes and demos. Gorgeous booklet with many pics and a sessionography. An essential part of rock history. RIP Mr. Penniman. You were a king amongst kings.