Τετάρτη, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Little Richard: Music Suggestion Of The Day 16/12/2015

If Elvis is considered to be the living King of Rock N Roll, today’s suggestion easily could proclaim himself as the living God & Apostle of Rock N Roll!! A pioneer in many - many ways, without the proper recognition as happened with other artists either from Motown, or elsewhere. If u don’t trust me trust Lemmy


«At one time it was Jerry lee Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis fighting for the top spot for rock n roll in Britain. They were main three for me.
I liked Elvis before Elvis lost it. The way he sings ‘Blue Suede shoes on the Vegas tapes is garbage, it’s a parody of himself.

I thought 68 comeback was fucking brilliant. That was great. Then he went straight to Vegas and he let me down again. He was always letting you down Presley. I think he was lazy. He could do fuck all and get paid for it all the time. He didn’t want to do it anymore. He was a good actor- the first few movies including King Creole were great. He could have done anything. He could have played Hamlet and what did he do? he accepted all those shit movies. I hated it. All rubbish
It’s Little Richard’s fault, all of it. Little Richard is directly responsible for Motorhead. I heard “Good Golly, Mrs. Molly” and that was the end of it.» (source)
Or «Elvis inspired my sideburns, but Little Richard inspired me for vocals. He had the purest, most joyous rock’n’roll voice. And he liked a little booty, didn’t he? He certainly wasn’t into girls — he was the king and queen of rock’n’roll. There was great music then, and it all seems to have gone to shit now. I know it sounds like I’m an old, miserable, crotchety bastard — and believe me, I am — but it’s true. It’s much more fun to be full of hope than pessimism, any day of the week.» (Source)
About influence the scriptures mention: «Little Richard influenced generations of performers across musical genres.[52] James Brown and Otis Redding both idolized Little Richard.[161][165] Brown allegedly came up with the Famous Flames debut hit, "Please, Please, Please", after Little Richard had written the words on a napkin.[166][167] Redding started his professional career with Little Richard's band, The Upsetters.[168] He first entered a talent show performing Little Richard's "Heeby Jeebies", winning for 15 consecutive weeks.[169]

Ike Turner claimed most of Tina Turner's early vocal delivery was based on Little Richard, something Little Richard himself reiterated in the foreword of Turner's biography, King of Rhythm.[170] Bob Dylan first performed covers of Little Richard's songs on piano in high school with his rock and roll group, the Golden Chords; in 1959 when leaving school, he wrote in his yearbook under "Ambition": "to join Little Richard".[171] Jimi Hendrix was influenced in appearance (clothing and hairstyle/mustache) and sound by Little Richard. He was quoted in 1966 saying, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice."[172] Others influenced by Little Richard early on in their lives included Bob Seger and John Fogerty.[173][174] Michael Jackson admitted that Little Richard had been a huge influence on him prior to Off the Wall.[175] Rock critics noted similarities between Prince's androgynous look, music and vocal style to Little Richard's.[176][177][178] The origins of Cliff Richard's name change from Harry Webb was seen as a partial tribute to his musical hero Little Richard and singer Rick Richards.[179] Several members of The Beatles were heavily influenced by Little Richard, including Paul McCartney and George Harrison. McCartney idolized Little Richard in school and later used Little Richard's vocals as inspiration for his uptempo rockers.[180] "Long Tall Sally" was the first song McCartney performed in public.[181] During the Beatles' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Harrison commented, "thank you all very much, especially the rock 'n' rollers, an' Little Richard there, if it wasn't for (gesturing to Little Richard), it was all his fault, really."[182]

Upon hearing "Long Tall Sally", John Lennon commented that he was so impressed that he "couldn't speak".[183] Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were also profoundly influenced by Little Richard, with Jagger citing him as his first induction to R&B music and referring to him as "the originator and my first idol".[69] Upon hearing "Tutti Frutti", Richards explained, "it was if, in a single instant, the world changed from monochrome to Technicolor".[184] Little Richard was an early vocal influence on Rod Stewart.[185] David Bowie called Little Richard his "inspiration" stating upon listening to "Tutti Frutti" that he "heard God".[186][187] After opening for him with his band Bluesology, pianist Reginald Dwight was inspired to be a "rock and roll piano player", later changing his name to Elton John.[188] Farookh Bulsara performed covers of Little Richard's songs as a teen, before finding fame as Freddie Mercury, frontman for Queen.[189] Little Richard was referred to as Lou Reed's rock n roll hero, deriving inspiration from "the soulful, primal force" of the sound made by Little Richard and his saxophonist on "Long Tall Sally." Reed later stated, "I don't know why and I don't care, but I wanted to go to wherever that sound was and make a life."[190] Patti Smith said, "To me, Little Richard was a person that was able to focus a certain physical, anarchistic, and spiritual energy into a form which we call rock 'n' roll ... I understood it as something that had to do with my future. When I was a little girl, Santa Claus didn't turn me on. Easter Bunny didn't turn me on. God turned me on. Little Richard turned me on."[191] The music of Deep Purple and Motörhead was also influenced by Little Richard, as well as that of AC/DC.[192][193]

The latter's Bon Scott idolized Little Richard and aspired to sing like him, and Angus Young was first inspired to play guitar after listening to Little Richard's music.[194][195][196][192][193] Later performers such as Mystikal, André "André 3000"Benjamin of Outkast and Bruno Mars were cited by critics as having emulated Little Richard's style in their own works. Mystikal's rap vocal delivery was compared to Little Richard's.[197] André 3000's vocals in Outkast's hit, "Hey Ya!", were compared to an "indie rock Little Richard".[198] Bruno Mars admitted Little Richard was one of his earliest influences.[199] Mars' song, "Runaway Baby" from his album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans was cited by the New York Times as "channeling Little Richard".[200] »
So ladies & gentlemen, ranking #12 @MyTop100 List, the not so little God of Rock ‘n Roll a.k.a.
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