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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mojo Filter » Fri May 22, 2020 5:18 pm

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reg wrote:I love Little Richard and so did Elvis, he recorded three of his songs in 1956, but none of them are as good as Little Richards records.


Indeed, Little Richard's classic recordings are unbeatable. No Elvis, Jerry Lee, Beatles could improve on them.

By the way, Elvis recorded four LR songs in 1956, even performing a couple of them on live TV. One of the first wrong moves in his career.

Plus "Send Me Some Lovin'" on the 1959 home recordings in Germany.

No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard. I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mister Moon » Fri May 22, 2020 9:54 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
reg wrote:I love Little Richard and so did Elvis, he recorded three of his songs in 1956, but none of them are as good as Little Richards records.


Indeed, Little Richard's classic recordings are unbeatable. No Elvis, Jerry Lee, Beatles could improve on them.

By the way, Elvis recorded four LR songs in 1956, even performing a couple of them on live TV. One of the first wrong moves in his career.

Plus "Send Me Some Lovin'" on the 1959 home recordings in Germany.

No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard. I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.


It was a big mistake. Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them. A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Colin B » Sat May 23, 2020 7:29 am

Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...
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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby John » Sat May 23, 2020 8:37 am

Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mister Moon » Sat May 23, 2020 10:29 am

John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby John » Sat May 23, 2020 10:46 am

Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Colin B » Sat May 23, 2020 10:47 am

Colin B wrote:...Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...
John wrote:He could have covered some Pat Boone.


Pat Boone was also himself covering other performers' songs.

A 'sanitised' & 'white' version of Rock 'n' Roll - with all the guts ripped out of it !

At least Elvis was true to the genre at that time...
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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mister Moon » Sat May 23, 2020 1:34 pm

John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mojo Filter » Sat May 23, 2020 1:47 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

I have just finished playing Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies CD - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 6: 1954. The Eagles "Tryin To Get To You" is on there. What a beautiful version it is.
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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby John » Sat May 23, 2020 1:57 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

I have just finished playing Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies CD - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 6: 1954. The Eagles "Tryin To Get To You" is on there. What a beautiful version it is.

How many volumes are there?

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mojo Filter » Sat May 23, 2020 2:11 pm

John wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

I have just finished playing Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies CD - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 6: 1954. The Eagles "Tryin To Get To You" is on there. What a beautiful version it is.

How many volumes are there?

There are 15 volumes starting in 1939 and ending in 1963. I have the first 9 volumes which is up to 1957. I haven't bothered with the rest of them because the songs get a little weak with maybe 1 or 2 decent ones but not enough to buy the CDs
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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mister Moon » Sat May 23, 2020 2:26 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:
John wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

I have just finished playing Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies CD - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 6: 1954. The Eagles "Tryin To Get To You" is on there. What a beautiful version it is.

How many volumes are there?

There are 15 volumes starting in 1939 and ending in 1963. I have the first 9 volumes which is up to 1957. I haven't bothered with the rest of them because the songs get a little weak with maybe 1 or 2 decent ones but not enough to buy the CDs


Here's all the information on this series :

https://www.bear-family.com/bear-family/rock-n-roll-series/street-corner-symphonies/

https://www.discogs.com/label/420833-Street-Corner-Symphonies

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby John » Sat May 23, 2020 2:26 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:
John wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

I have just finished playing Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies CD - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 6: 1954. The Eagles "Tryin To Get To You" is on there. What a beautiful version it is.

How many volumes are there?

There are 15 volumes starting in 1939 and ending in 1963. I have the first 9 volumes which is up to 1957. I haven't bothered with the rest of them because the songs get a little weak with maybe 1 or 2 decent ones but not enough to buy the CDs

OK cheers. Thanks for that.

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby Mister Moon » Sat May 23, 2020 2:27 pm

John, I did post at the same time as you. Please look above your post.

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Re: R.I.P. Little Richard

Postby John » Sat May 23, 2020 2:28 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:
John wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Mojo Filter wrote:No one sang a Rock'n'Roll song like Little Richard.
I think Elvis was a bit brave to take on 4 of Richards well known powerhouse rockers that Elvis' vocals couldn't match or compete with.
Mister Moon wrote:It was a big mistake.
Those songs were only a few months, or maybe weeks, old when he covered them.
A waste of time, unworthy of Elvis' greatness in those years.


For his first two albums, they were frantically thrashing about, looking for songs for him to record.

In those days, he was pretty fussy & rejected lots of stuff !

Covering some recent hit songs which he liked was an easy option...

He could have covered some Pat Boone.


He did a good job on "Don't Forbid Me" !

Yeah, that was later. He should have done the original on that, no doubt about it.


It had been composed by Charles Singleton, who had also written or co-written many other great songs, among them "Tryin' To Get To You" :

https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/3987/works#nav-entity

I have just finished playing Bear Family's Street Corner Symphonies CD - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop Volume 6: 1954. The Eagles "Tryin To Get To You" is on there. What a beautiful version it is.

How many volumes are there?

There are 15 volumes starting in 1939 and ending in 1963. I have the first 9 volumes which is up to 1957. I haven't bothered with the rest of them because the songs get a little weak with maybe 1 or 2 decent ones but not enough to buy the CDs


Here's all the information on this series :

https://www.bear-family.com/bear-family/rock-n-roll-series/street-corner-symphonies/

https://www.discogs.com/label/420833-Street-Corner-Symphonies

That is mouth watering stuff. Thanks.


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