Here’s Little Richard is the debut album by American musician Little Richard, released on March 4, 1957. Little Richard was on a roll.
The album’s twelve tracks were produced by Robert “Bumps” Blackwell and recorded in New Orleans and Los Angeles in a highly collaborative process. Several of the songs included have been characterised as innovative and important in the development of rock and roll.
Here’s Little Richard was Richard’s highest charting album, peaking at 13 on the BillboardPop Albums chart. In the years since its release, the album has been included in several lists of the greatest albums of all time including those by Rolling Stone and Time.
Promoted as “six of Little Richard’s hits and six brand new songs of hit calibre”, the album compiles many of the A-sides and B-sides from Richard’s hit singles including the Billboard top 40 entries “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Slippin’ and Slidin'”, “Rip It Up” and “Jenny, Jenny” and the top 10 Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers hits “Ready Teddy”, “She’s Got It” and “Miss Ann”. Wiki