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Sunday, April 7 2013

Holy Rollers, Rock 'n' Rollers, and the Birth of Rock Music

While today rock is ubiquitous, few of us really understand the nuts and bolts of rock’s beginnings and especially not of rock’s crucial debt to the so-called "holy rollers" of the Pentecostal church. That Pentecostal-rock connection is a key to understanding what makes rock 'n' roll what it is.


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Thursday, April 19 2012

Little Richard: Here's Little Richard

Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" stakes its claim as the beginning of rock 'n' roll.


Thursday, July 30 2009

Little Richard: The Rill Thing / King of Rock and Roll / The Second Coming

With the public losing interest by the late '60s, Richard was in danger of artistic irrelevance -- a reality he faced head-on with a string of funk albums.


Thursday, March 26 2009

Little Richard Live at the Toronto Peace Festival, 1969

This brief documentary by legendary rock ’n’ roll verité artist D.A. Pennebaker provides a glimpse of a '50s firebrand’s re-emergence as a novelty act amid the final days of a decade he helped to create, but in which he had played almost no role.


Monday, December 8 2008

Little Richard: The Very Best of Little Richard

Little Richard's Specialty hits stand the test of time, but the rarities in this package do not.


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