Forget his 50s hits, forget his gospel work – this is the sound of Little Richard that we totally love! Back in the early 70s, Richard came back with a vengeance, and recorded some great albums for Reprise
– all done in a style that was hip, chunky, and funky – still filled with the same sort of energy of his earlier sides, but done in a style that was perfect for the early 70s crossover crowd. There's a nicely messed-up mix of soul, funk, rock, and R&B going on in the tunes – and Richard's working here with help from Quincy Jones, HB Barnum, Bumps Blackwell, and the Fame Studios team – all of whom push Richard way way way out of his usual bag! The 3CD set features the full tracks from the albums The Rill Thing, The Second Coming, and King Of Rock & Roll – plus tunes from the soundtrack to Dollar, and the full tracks from Southern Child, a record that was due to come out in 1972, but never issued at the time! Plus, there's a huge amount of additional gems pulled from singles, radio spots, and other unreleased tapes – with titles that include "The Rill Thing", "Money Is", "Do It To It", "Midnight Special", "Green Power", "Thomasine", "Mississippi (inst)", "Over Yonder", "Puppy Dog Song", "Radio Spot A", "In The Name", "Sneak The Freak", "Ain't No Tellin", "Brown Sugar", "Greenwood, Mississippi", and "Second Line".
(Out of print, numbered/limited edition # 2051/2500.)