Little Richard

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Legal name: Richard Wayne Penniman

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Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

An influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades, Little Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music." In 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture honored Little Richard for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts, changing American culture significantly.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Here’s Little Richard Little Richard 5 6
1958 Little Richard (Volume 2) Little Richard 5 2
1958 Little Richard Little Richard & Buck Ram 1
1959 The Fabulous Little Richard Little Richard 5 4
1964 Little Richard Is Back Little Richard 1
1966 The Incredible Little Richard Sings His Greatest Hits Recorded Live Little Richard 4 1
1966 The Wild & Frantic Little Richard Little Richard 5 1
1967 The Explosive Little Richard Little Richard 5 3
1968 It's Real: The King of the Gospel Singers Little Richard 1
1968 Little Richard's Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1970 The Rill Thing Little Richard 5 1
1971 Mr. Big Little Richard 1
1971 King of Rock and Roll Little Richard 5 1
1971 Well Alright! Little Richard 4 1
1972 The Second Coming Little Richard 5 1
1976 1976 Rerecordings Little Richard 3 3
1986 Lifetime Friend Little Richard 5 2
1992 Shake It All About Little Richard 1
1992 The Boy Can't Help It Little Richard 1
2014 Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!) Little Richard 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 His Biggest Hits Little Richard 1
1970 Rock Hard Rock Heavy Little Richard 1
1972 Friends From the Beginning Little Richard & Jimi Hendrix 3
1979 King Of Rock Little Richard 1
1984 His Greatest Recordings Little Richard 2
1985 18 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1985 The Essential Little Richard Little Richard 1
1987 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1987 The Collection Little Richard 1
1989 Good Golly, Miss Molly Little Richard 1
1989 Heroes of Rock'n Roll Little Richard 1
1990 The Specialty Sessions (3 CD set) Little Richard 5 1
1990 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard 1
1990 King of Rock'n'Roll Little Richard 1
1991 The Georgia Peach Little Richard 1
1991 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1991 The Fabulous Little Richard 1
1992 The Blues Collection: Little Richard, Long Tall Sally Little Richard 4
1992 The World of Little Richard: Long Tall Sally Little Richard 1
1993 Greatest Hits (K-tel recordings) Little Richard 1
1994 Little Richard Little Richard 1
1994 The Great Little Richard Little Richard 1
1995 Little Richard Sings the Gospel Little Richard 1
1998 The Best of Little Richard Little Richard 1
1998 The Best of Little Richard (K-tel recordings) Little Richard 1
1999 The Original British Hit Singles Little Richard 1
1999 God Is Real Little Richard 1
1999 The Best of Little Richard Little Richard 3
2000 The Kings of Rock 'n' Roll Little Richard / Jerry Lee Lewis 2
2001 Talking 'Bout Soul Little Richard 1
2001 All-Time Greatest Hits (K-tel recordings) Little Richard 1
2001 Forever Gold Little Richard 1
2001 Tutti Frutti Little Richard 1
2002 Keep a Knockin': The Best of Little Richard Little Richard 1
2004 Rip It Up Little Richard 1
2006 Here's Little Richard / Little Richard Little Richard 1
2007 All the Hits Little Richard 1
2007 Little Richard Rocks Little Richard 1
2008 The Very Best of Little Richard Little Richard 1
2009 Greatest Gold Hits Little Richard 1
2010 She Knows How to Rock: The Singles As & Bs Little Richard 1
2011 The Very Best of Little Richard Little Richard 1
2012 Legends Original Recordings - Little Richard Little Richard 1
2015 Directly from My Heart: The Best of the Specialty & Vee-Jay Years Little Richard 1
16 Great Original Tracks (The Very Best of) Little Richard 1
20 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
Brilliant Collection Little Richard 1
Gold Little Richard 1
Good Golly, Miss Molly Little Richard 1
Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
Greatest Hits Collection Little Richard 1
Greatest Hits on Dee-Jay Little Richard 1
Hear's Little Richard Little Richard 1
His Very Best Little Richard 1
Little Richard Little Richard 1
Little Richard Little Richard 1
Little Richard Little Richard 1
Little Richard Little Richard 1
Little Richard 22 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
Rock Idols Little Richard / Chuck Berry / Fats Domino 1
Rockin' Mega-Mix Little Richard 1
Rocking Legend Little Richard 1
Short Fat Fanny (The Big Hits) Little Richard 1
Special Collection Little Richard 1
SuperStar: Little Richard Little Richard 1
The Collection Little Richard 1
The Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
Tutti Frutti Little Richard 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Little Richard's Greatest Hits Recorded Live Little Richard 5 2
1995 Greatest Hits Live Little Richard 1
1998 Black Diamond: Live in Boston, 1970 Little Richard 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1951 Taxi Blues / Every Hour Little Richard 2
1952 Get Rich Quick / Thinkin' 'Bout My Mother Little Richard 2
1952 Why Did You Leave Me / Ain't Nothin' Happenin' Little Richard 2
1952 Please Have Mercy on Me / I Brought It All on Myself Little Richard 2
1955 Tutti Frutti / I'm Just a Lonely Guy Little Richard 1
1956 Little Richard's Boogie / Directly From My Heart to You Little Richard 1
1956 Rip It Up / Ready Teddy Little Richard 2
1956 Heeby-Jeebies / She's Got It Little Richard 1

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