R.I.P. Little Richard, Part 2: 1955-57 this week on The Juke In The Back!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.
On May 9, 2020, we lost another one of Rock n’ Roll’s true founders: Little Richard. He stands alone in his uniqueness and his influence to all that would follow him. Matt The Cat presents part two of a two-part tribute to the “Architect of Rock n’ Roll.” No one could pack more frantic soul into a 2 minute record like LITTLE RICHARD. This week, the “Juke In The Back” focuses on Richard’s prime, hit-making period of 1955-57. Matt The Cat will take you from his early 1956 explosion, through his 3 #1 R&B hits up to Richard’s giving up Rock n’ Roll to dedicate himself to the Ministry at the end of 1957. His 2nd single for Specialty Records, “Long Tall Sally” was not only Little Richard’s biggest hit, but also the best selling single in the Specialty Records catalog. Matt The Cat also digs out some demo versions of Little Richard classics and shows the evolutions of songs you thought you knew backwards and forwards. We’ll look at the evolution of “Slippin’ And Sliddin’,” “Heebie Jeebies” and “Keep A Knockin’.”
Little Richard didn’t invent Rock n’ Roll, but he did build on the foundation laid down by the blues shouters of the 1940s and helped propel it into the mainstream. You only need to listen to this week’s program to know the truth and greatness of the late, Little Richard.
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