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Little Richard 1932-

Overview
Works: 1,122 works in 2,033 publications in 2 languages and 21,344 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Drama  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Rhythm and blues music  Honky-tonk music  Country rock music  Country music 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Actor, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Composer, Originator, Conductor, Arranger, Lyricist, Other, Editor
Classifications: ML3929, 782.42164
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Most widely held works by Little Richard
Legends, icons & rebels : music that changed the world by Robbie Robertson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to more than two dozen legendary music artists who significantly influenced the landscape of music for generations to come, from Ray Charles and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash
Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It often seems like there are only two ways for rock, country, and blues veterans to launch comebacks when they're senior citizens: confront mortality head on or surround yourself with superstar guests to help carry you through a half-hearted stroll through your back catalog, scattering a few new tunes along the way. At first glance, Jerry Lee Lewis' Last Man Standing seems to fall into both categories: the title suggests that Jerry Lee is in the mood to take a long look back, and certainly the very concept of the album -- pairing Lewis with 21 other stars for a succession of duets, often on material that his guests either wrote or made famous -- seems like a typical superstar duet record. But the Killer has never been predictable, and nowhere is that truer than it is here, where Jerry Lee treats Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, and 16 other stars as he treated the Nashville Teens at {the Star Club in 1964 -- as game amateurs who have to sprint to keep up with the master. This is the only guest-studded superstar album where all the guests bend to the will of the main act, who dominates the proceedings in every conceivable way. Jerry Lee doesn't just run the guests ragged; he turns their songs inside out, too -- and nowhere is that clearer than on the opening "Rock and Roll," the Led Zeppelin classic that is now stripped of its signature riff and sounds as if it were a lost gem dug out of the Sun vaults. Far from struggling with this, Jimmy Page embraces it, following the Killer as he runs off on his own course -- he turns into support, and the rest of other 20 guests follow suit (with the possible exception of Kid Rock, who sounds like the party guest who won't go home on an otherwise strong version of "Honky Tonk Woman"). The label might sell Last Man Standing on the backs of the duet partners -- after all, it's awful hard to drum up interest in a record by a 71-year-old man no matter how great he is, so you need a hook like superstars -- but the album by no stretch of the imagination belongs to them. This is completely Jerry Lee's show from the second that he calls out, "It's been a long time since I rock & rolled," at the beginning of the record -- and those are true words, since he hasn't rocked on record in a long, long time. Ten years ago he cut the Andy Paley-produced Young Blood, but that was a typically tasteful self-conscious comeback record; it was driven as much by the producer's conception of the artist as it was the artist himself. The opposite is true here, where the production is simple and transparent, never interfering with the performances; it has the welcome effect of making it sound like there is simply no way to tame Jerry Lee, even though he's now in his seventies. And that doesn't mean that this is merely a hard-rocking record, although "Rock and Roll," "Pink Cadillac," and "Travelin' Band" do indeed rock harder than anything he's done since the '70s -- so hard that they stand proudly next to his classic Sun records, even if they don't have the unbridled fire of those peerless sides. No, this album touches on everything that Jerry Lee has done musically through his career, as the furious rock & roll is balanced by pure hardcore country, piledriving boogie-woogie, rambling blues, old-timey folk songs, and, especially, reinterpretations of familiar songs that are so thoroughly reimagined they seem like they were written specifically for Jerry Lee. And he does this the same way he's always done it: by singing and playing the hell out of the songs. His phrasing remains original and unpredictable, twisting phrases in unexpected ways -- and, yes, throwing his name into the mix frequently, too -- and his piano is equally vigorous and vital. This is a record that stays true to his music, and in doing so, it's not so much a comeback as it is a summation: a final testament from a true American original, one that explains exactly why he's important. But that makes Last Man Standing sound too serious, as if it were one of those self-consciously morbid Johnny Cash records -- no, this is a record that celebrates life, both in its joys and sorrows, and it's hard not to see it as nothing short of inspiring. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Little Richard, the Georgia Peach by Little Richard( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duets by Elton John( Recording )

10 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duets is a compilation of 19 classic duets while including four new recordings. This collection includes collaborations with stars of pop, country, soul, disco, rock, songwriters of a bygone era and stars of Broadway and opera
Rhythm country and blues by Willie Nelson( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country music and R&B singers team for duets
New millennium rock 'n' roll party( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For our children( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family songs sung by today's superstars to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Research
Shake it all about by Little Richard( Recording )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Little Richard by Little Richard( Recording )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every child deserves a lifetime songs from the For our children series( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do fools fall in love( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a true story of love, music, and money. ... Three beautiful women visit record executive Morris Levy with one thing in mind: to claim the music royalties earned by their husband, the late, great '50s rock icon Frankie Lymon. They say good things and bad news always travel in threes: looks like the talented, troubled Frankie left more than his music behind."--Container
For our children 10 tenth anniversary edition benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of new and traditional songs performed by popular singers in support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Down and out in Beverly Hills by Paul Mazursky( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescued from drowning in the swimming pool of a Beverly Hills couple, a disconsolate bum brings startling and hilarious changes to the entire household, including the family dog, Matisse.--Summary from container
Little Richard special by John Garodkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Litl Riçard

Little, Richard 1932-

Little Richard Amerikaans zanger

Little Richard amerikanischer Rock-’n’-Roll-Sänger, -Pianist und -Songwriter

Little Richard Cantante, pianista y compositor americano

Little Richard cantante statunitense

Little Richard piosenkarz amerykański

Penniman, Little Richard 1932-

Penniman, R.

Penniman, R. 1932-

Penniman, R. (Richard)

Penniman, R. (Richard), 1932-

Penniman, Richard

Penniman, Richard W.

Penniman, Richard W. 1932-

Penniman, Richard Wayne

Penniman, Richard Wayne 1932-...

Richard 1932- Little

Richard Little

Richard Little 1932-....

Λιτλ Ρίτσαρντ

Литл Ричард

Литъл Ричард

Літл Річард

ריצ'רד הקטן

ليتل ريتشارد

لیتل ریچارد خواننده-ترانه‌سرا، موسیقی‌دان، خواننده، ترانه‌سرا، و پیانیست آمریکایی

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English (78)

German (2)

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The life and times of Little Richard : the quasar of rockShake, rattle & roll : the founders of rock & rollLittle Richard : the birth of rock 'n' rollContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community