Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Baby (demo)
4:21
2 All Night Long (demo)
2:48
3 She's My Star (rehearsal)
2:37
4 Lonesome and Blue (master)
2:25
5 Wonderin' (master SP 699 undubbed - take 8)
2:51
6 All Night Long (master - takes 6&7 intercut)
2:15
7 Kansas City (take 1)
2:19
8 Kansas City (master SP 2136 - take 2)
2:09
9 Maybe I'm Right (take 7)
2:15
10 Directly From My Heart (master undubbed - take 4)
2:21
11 Baby (master)
2:06
12 I'm Just a Lonely Guy (All Alone) (master)
2:38
13 Tutti Frutti (take 2)
2:28
14 Tutti Frutti (master)
2:26
15 Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') (demo - piano only)
1:45
16 Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') (demo - piano & drums)
1:58
17 Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') (demo - piano & brushes)
1:52
18 She's My Star (demo - a cappella)
2:40
19 Chicken Little Baby (master - vocal & piano only)
1:45
20 Miss Ann (take 8)
2:37
21 Baby (take 1)
2:25
22 True Fine Mama (master)
2:45
23 Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey (medley) (false starts 5, 6 & 7)
0:48
24 Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey (medley) (master SP 664)
2:40
25 Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (take 1)
2:04
26 Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (take 6)
2:17
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') (master)
2:44
2 Long Tall Sally (master)
3 2:11
3 Miss Ann (master)
2:18
4 The Most That I Can Offer (Just My Heart) (master undubbed - take 3)
2:22
5 Oh Why (master)
2:10
6 Heeby-Jeebies-Love (master - take 1)
2:11
7 I Got It (master)
2:41
8 Ready Teddy (take 3)
1:54
9 Ready Teddy (master)
2:09
10 Hey Hey Hey Hey (Goin' Back to Birmingham) (master)
2:08
11 Rip It Up (rehearsal)
3:19
12 Rip It Up (master)
2:24
13 Heeby-Jeebies (false starts 6 & 7, take 9)
2:53
14 Lucille (master)
5 2:26
15 Heeby-Jeebies (master)
2:19
16 Good Golly, Miss Molly (fast version)
2:39
17 Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (master)
2:28
18 Shake a Hand (master undubbed)
3:36
19 All Around the World (master)
2:27
20 She's Got It (master)
2:27
21 Hound Dog (rehearsal)
2:00
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Jenny, Jenny (master)
5 2:04
2 Good Golly, Miss Molly (master - take 9)
2:51
3 Baby Face (master)
2:15
4 The Girl Can't Help It (movie master version - take 9)
2:32
5 The Girl Can't Help It (take 10 & master take 12)
2:50
6 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (master)
2:06
7 Send Me Some Lovin' (master)
2:45
8 Gene Nobles' 'Royal Crown Hairdressing' commercials
1:05
9 Ooh! My Soul (master)
1:49
10 Keep a Knockin' (take 4)
2:10
11 Keep a Knockin' (master)
2:20
12 I'll Never Let You Go (Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo) (take 6 - fast version)
2:34
13 I'll Never Let You Go (Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo) (master)
2:21
14 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (takes 1 & 3)
2:59
15 Ooh! My Soul (take 8)
1:46
16 Ooh! My Soul (take 9)
2:10
17 Early One Morning (master)
2:16
18 She Knows How to Rock (false starts 1, 2 & 3)
4:19
19 She Knows How to Rock (master)
2:03
20 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (rehearsal & master)
2:38
21 Bama Lama Bama Loo (take 10)
2:45
22 Poor Boy Paul (false start & master)
2:24
23 Annie Is Back (false start & take 3)
2:57
24 Annie Is Back (45 mono master - take 7)
1:59
25 Miss Ann (false start & take 6)
3:20
26 Well Alright! (false starts 1 & 2, take 3)
3:59

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Lloyd Lambert (tracks 21–25)
Frank Fields (1955-09-13) (tracks 5–8)
Frank Fields (1955-09-14) (tracks 9–13)
trumpet:
Renald Richard (tracks 21–25)
drums:
Oscar Moore (tracks 16–17, 21–25)
Earl Palmer (1955-09-13) (tracks 5–8)
Earl Palmer (1955-09-14) (tracks 9–13)
guitar:
William 'Frosty' Pyles (tracks 21–25)
Justin Adams (1950s session guitarist) (1955-09-13) (tracks 5–8)
Justin Adams (1950s session guitarist) (1955-09-14) (tracks 9–13)
piano:
Little Richard (tracks 13, 15–17, 19, 21–25)
Melvin Dowden (1955-09-13) (tracks 5–8)
Melvin Dowden (1955-09-14) (tracks 9–12)
baritone saxophone:
Clarence Ford (tracks 21–25)
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (1955-09-13) (tracks 5–8)
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (1955-09-14) (tracks 9–13)
tenor saxophone:
Joseph Tillman (tracks 21–25)
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1955-09-13) (tracks 5–8)
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1955-09-14) (tracks 9–13)
additional composer:
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11) (tracks 23–24)
additional lyricist:
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11) (tracks 23–24)
background vocals and choir vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 22)
composer:
Dorothy LaBostrie (tracks 12–13)
Little Richard (track 13)
Joe Lubin (track 13)
Mike Stoller (tracks 23–24)
Mike Stoller (1952) (tracks 7–8)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-02) (tracks 1–2, 6, 11, 21)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-09) (tracks 4–5, 9–10)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11) (tracks 19, 22)
lead vocals:
Little Richard (tracks 1–3, 5–11, 13, 16–19, 21–25)
Little Richard (1955-09-14) (track 12)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11) (track 15)
lyricist:
Dorothy LaBostrie (tracks 12–13)
Little Richard (track 13)
Jerry Leiber (tracks 23–24)
Jerry Leiber (1952) (tracks 7–8)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-02) (tracks 1–2, 6, 11, 21)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-09) (tracks 4–5, 9–10)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11) (tracks 19, 22)
writer:
Edwin Bocage (tracks 15–17)
Albert Collins (composer of “Lucille” & “Slippin’ and Slidin’”) (tracks 15–17)
Little Richard (tracks 15–17)
James Smith (composer of “Slippin’ and Slidin’”) (tracks 15–17)
Mike Stoller (tracks 7–8)
Jerry Leiber (tracks 7–8)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955) (tracks 3, 18)
Raymond Taylor (member of the Deuces of Rhythm) (1955) (tracks 3, 18)
Robert Alexander Blackwell (1955-11-29) (tracks 25–26)
Enotris Johnson (1955-11-29) (tracks 25–26)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11-29) (tracks 25–26)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 13)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 13)
Southern Music Pub. Co. Ltd. (tracks 25–26)
Venice Music (tracks 25–26)
Phonogram GmbH (1983) (track 13)
edit of:
Lonesome and Blue (master) by Little Richard (track 4)
edits:
Baby (edited demo) by Little Richard (track 1)
Chicken Little Baby (master) by Little Richard (track 19)
Slippin' and Slidin' (version 2, edited take 1) by Little Richard (track 16)
True Fine Mama (single master) by Little Richard (track 22)
Tutti Frutti (edited take 2) by Little Richard (track 13)
remixes:
Directly From My Heart (Specialty master) by Little Richard (track 10)
Maybe I’m Right (master) by Little Richard (track 9)
Chicken Little Baby (master) by Little Richard (– 1959-03) (track 19)
I’m Just a Lonely Guy (LP master) by Little Richard (1959-02-26) (track 12)
cover recording of:
Kansas City (1955-09-13) (tracks 7–8)
later parody versions:
Equestrian Wasteland (tracks 7–8)
later translated versions:
La larguirucha Sally (tracks 25–26)
Tutti frutti (spanish lyrics) (track 13)
later versions:
Kansas City Hey Hey Hey (tracks 7–8)
L'Oncle John (tracks 25–26)
partial recording of:
Kansas City Hey Hey Hey (1955-11-29) (track 23)
recording of:
Long Tall Sally (track 26)
She's My Star (1955) (track 3)
All Night Long (Song of Richard Penniman) (1955-02-09) (track 2)
Baby (Don't You Want a Man Like Me) (1955-02-09) (track 1)
All Night Long (Song of Richard Penniman) (1955-09-13) (track 6)
Lonesome and Blue (1955-09-13) (track 4)
Wonderin' (Song of Richard Penniman) (1955-09-13) (track 5)
Baby (Don't You Want a Man Like Me) (1955-09-14) (track 11)
Directly From My Heart (To You) (1955-09-14) (track 10)
I'm Just a Lonely Guy (All Alone) (1955-09-14) (track 12)
Maybe I'm Right (1955-09-14) (track 9)
Tutti Frutti (1955-09-14) (track 13)
Chicken Little Baby (1955-11) (track 19)
She's My Star (1955-11) (track 18)
Slippin’ and Slidin’ (1955-11) (tracks 15–17)
Baby (Don't You Want a Man Like Me) (1955-11-29) (track 21)
Kansas City Hey Hey Hey (1955-11-29) (track 24)
Long Tall Sally (1955-11-29) (track 25)
True Fine Mama (True Fine Baby) (1955-11-29) (track 22)
referred to in medleys:
Good Old Rock 'N Roll (tracks 25–26)
Swing the Mood (track 13)
version of:
Kansas City (tracks 23–24)

CD 2

bass guitar:
Frank Fields (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12, 14–15, 17, 19)
Olsie Robinson (tracks 20–21)
drums:
Charles Connor (tracks 20–21)
Earl Palmer (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12, 14–15, 17, 19)
guitar:
Edgar Blanchard (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12)
Nathaniel Douglas (tracks 20–21)
Roy Montrell (tracks 14–15, 17, 19)
piano:
Little Richard (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12, 14–15, 17, 19–21)
baritone saxophone:
Jewell Grant (track 20)
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12, 14–15, 17, 19)
tenor saxophone:
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12, 14–15, 17, 19)
Clifford Burks (track 20)
Grady Gaines (track 20)
Wilbert Smith (track 20)
composer:
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell (tracks 8–9)
John Marascalco (tracks 8–9)
Mike Stoller (track 21)
Leo Price (track 17)
William L. Scott (track 5)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1956-05) (track 10)
lead vocals:
Little Richard (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–10, 12, 14–15, 17, 19–21)
lyricist:
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell (tracks 8–9)
John Marascalco (tracks 8–9)
Jerry Leiber (track 21)
Leo Price (track 17)
William L. Scott (track 5)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1956-05) (track 10)
writer:
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell (tracks 12, 19)
Edwin Bocage (track 1)
Albert Collins (composer of “Lucille” & “Slippin’ and Slidin’”) (tracks 1, 14)
Little Richard (tracks 1, 14)
John Marascalco (track 12)
James Smith (composer of “Slippin’ and Slidin’”) (track 1)
Enotris Johnson (1955-11) (track 3)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11) (track 3)
Robert Alexander Blackwell (1955-11-29) (track 2)
Enotris Johnson (1955-11-29) (track 2)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11-29) (track 2)
Maybelle Jackson (1956-02) (track 6)
John Marascalco (1956-02) (track 6)
Maybelle Jackson (1956-05) (tracks 13, 15)
John Marascalco (1956-05) (tracks 13, 15)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1956-09) (track 20)
John Marascalco (1956-09) (track 20)
publisher:
MCA Music Ltd. (track 14)
Venice Music (tracks 2, 14)
compilation of:
Heeby-Jeebies (version 1: slate & take 1) by Little Richard (track 6)
Rip It Up (rehearsal with 5 false starts including 1 & 2) by Little Richard (track 11)
Rip It Up (slate & take 3) by Little Richard (track 11)
edit of:
Ready Teddy (false start 2 & take 3) by Little Richard (track 8)
edits:
All Around the World (LP master) by Little Richard (track 19)
Heeby-Jeebies (version 2, take 9) by Little Richard (track 13)
Heeby-Jeebies (version 2: false starts 6 & 7, unfinished take 8) by Little Richard (track 13)
Shake a Hand (chat & take 4) by Little Richard (track 18)
She's Got It (master) by Little Richard (track 20)
part of:
cover recording of:
Hound Dog (1956-09-06) (track 21)
later parody versions:
Found God (track 21)
later translated versions:
Lucille (track 14)
Youri (track 14)
later versions:
C'est le soir (track 12)
Hey ! Miss Ann (track 3)
L'Oncle John (track 2)
recording of:
Heeby-Jeebies (track 13)
Long Tall Sally (1956-02-07) (track 2)
Miss Ann (1956-02-07) (track 3)
Slippin’ and Slidin’ (1956-02-07) (track 1)
Heeby-Jeebies Love (1956-02-09) (track 6)
Oh Why? (1956-02-09) (track 5)
Ready Teddy (1956-05-09) (tracks 8–9)
Rip It Up (1956-05-09) (track 12)
Heeby-Jeebies (1956-07-30) (track 15)
Lucille (1956-07-30) (track 14)
All Around the World (1956-07-31) (track 19)
Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (1956-08-01) (track 17)
She's Got It (1956-09-06) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Do You Remember (Stars on 45) (tracks 12, 14)
Swing the Mood (track 21)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Frank Fields (tracks 1, 3, 6)
Olsie Robinson (tracks 11–14, 17, 19)
Frank Fields (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
drums:
Charles Connor (tracks 11–14, 17, 19)
Earl Palmer (tracks 1, 3, 6, 22)
Earl Palmer (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
guitar:
Nathaniel Douglas (tracks 11–14, 17, 19)
Roy Montrell (tracks 1, 3, 6)
Dewey Terry (rock & roll, blues, US) (track 22)
Glen Willings (track 22)
Roy Montrell (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
piano:
Little Richard (tracks 1, 3, 6, 11–14, 17, 19, 22)
Little Richard (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
baritone saxophone:
Samuel Parker Jr. (track 11)
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (tracks 1, 3, 6)
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
tenor saxophone:
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (tracks 1, 3, 6)
Clifford Burks (tracks 11–14, 17, 19)
Grady Gaines (tracks 11–14, 17, 19)
Wilbert Smith (tracks 11–14, 17, 19)
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
background vocals:
Junior Gordon (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
Art Neville (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
Adolph Smith (1950s vocalist, guitarist & songwriter) (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
William Tircuit (1950s vocalist) (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
composer:
Bobby Troup (tracks 4–5)
Don Weise (track 22)
Gus Edwards (1909) (track 6)
Harry Akst (1926) (track 3)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937) (track 14)
William Lee Perryman (1950-07) (track 19)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1957-01) (track 11)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1957-10) (tracks 12–13, 17)
lead vocals:
Little Richard (tracks 1, 3, 6, 11–14, 17, 19, 22)
Little Richard (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
lyricist:
Bobby Troup (tracks 4–5)
Don Weise (track 22)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (track 14)
Edward Madden (1909) (track 6)
Benny Davis (vaudeville performer) (1926) (track 3)
William Lee Perryman (1950-07) (track 19)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1957-01) (track 11)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1957-10) (tracks 12–13, 17)
spoken vocals:
Little Richard (1956-10-16) (track 8)
writer:
Gus Edwards (track 6)
Edward Madden (track 6)
Enotris Johnson (– 1956-10-15) (track 1)
Richard Wayne Penniman (– 1956-10-15) (track 1)
publisher:
Benny Davis Music (track 3)
compilation of:
Bama Lama Bama Loo (chat, slate, take 7) by Little Richard (track 21)
Good Morning Little School Girl (false start 1) by Little Richard (track 14)
The Girl Can't Help It (false start & take 11) by Little Richard (track 5)
Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Specialty alternate take with chatter & false start) by Little Richard (track 20)
Good Morning Little School Girl (false start 3) by Little Richard (track 14)
Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Specialty master with piano chords) by Little Richard (track 20)
Good Morning Little School Girl (false start 4) by Little Richard (track 14)
edit of:
Keep a Knockin' (slate & take 2) by Little Richard (track 11)
edits:
Good Golly Miss Molly (master) by Little Richard (track 2)
Keep A-Knockin' (master) by Little Richard (track 11)
part of:
cover recording of:
Baby Face (1956-10-16) (track 3)
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1956-10-16) (track 6)
later translated versions:
partial cover recording of:
Good Morning, School Girl (1957-10-18) (track 14)
recording of:
Jenny, Jenny (Made famous by Little Richard; Not the 867-5309 song) (1956-10-15) (track 1)
The Girl Can't Help It (1956-10-16) (tracks 4–5)
Keep a Knockin’ (Richard Penniman’s version) (1957-01-16) (track 11)
Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) (1957-10-18) (tracks 12–13)
Early One Morning (Blues) (1957-10-18) (track 17)
Poor Boy Paul (1964-05-01) (track 22)
referred to in medleys:
Do You Remember (Stars on 45) (track 1)
version of:

Release Group

included in: The Specialty Sessions (Ace version) by Little Richard
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/698993 [info]