Little Richard

~ Person

Legal name: Richard Wayne Penniman


Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman; December 5, 1932) 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 Music honored Little Richard with a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award 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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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Black Diamond: Live in Boston, 1970 Little Richard 1
1966: Paris, France Little Richard 1 1


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
1956 The Girl Can't Help It / All Around the World Little Richard 1
1957 Long Tall Sally / Tutti Frutti Little Richard 1
1957 Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin' Little Richard 2
1957 She's Got It / The Girl Can't Help It Little Richard 1
1957 Jenny Jenny / Miss Ann Little Richard 2
1957 Maybe I'm Right / I Love My Baby Little Richard & Johnny Otis' Band 1
1957 Keep a Knockin' / Can't Believe You Wanna Leave Little Richard 2
1958 Good Golly Miss Molly / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey Little Richard 2
1958 Ooh! My Soul / True Fine Mama Little Richard 2
1958 Baby Face / I'll Never Let You Go Little Richard 2
1959 By the Light of the Silvery Moon / Early One Morning Little Richard 1
1959 Kansas City / She Knows How to Rock Little Richard 1
1959 Kansas City / Lonesome and Blue Little Richard 1
1960 Baby / I Got It Little Richard 1
1963 Crying in the Chapel / Hole in the Wall Little Richard 1
1963 Travelin' Shoes / It Is No Secret Little Richard 1
1964 Bama Lama Bama Loo / Annie Is Back Little Richard 2
1964 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On / Goodnight Irene Little Richard 1
1965 I Don't Know What You've Got but It's Got Me Little Richard 2
1970 Freedom Blues / Dew Drop Inn Little Richard 1
1970 Greenwood, Mississippi / I Saw Her Standing There Little Richard 1
1971 Shake a Hand (If You Can) / Somebody Saw You Little Richard 1
1971 Green Power / Dancing in the Street Little Richard 2
1972 Mockingbird Sally Little Richard 3
1972 Goodnight Irene / Why Don't You Love Me Little Richard 1
What You've Got / Dance a Go Go Little Richard 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Lucille (Remix) / Heeby-Jeebies-Love (Remix) Little Richard 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Money Is Little Richard 3
1973 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Cryin' In The Chapel Little Richard 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Lil' Bit of Gold Little Richard 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Formative Years 1951-53 Little Richard 5 1
1989 The Specialty Sessions Little Richard 5 2
1996 The Second Coming Little Richard 5 1
2005 King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings Little Richard 5 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Little Richard & Other Kings Of Rock 'n' Roll Little Richard & Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Southern Child Little Richard 1
Pray Along With Little Richard Vol. 2 Little Richard 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Baby Face Little Richard 1

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