Sunday, April 7 2013
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.
Thursday, April 19 2012
Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" stakes its claim as the beginning of rock 'n' roll.
Thursday, July 30 2009
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
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's Specialty hits stand the test of time, but the rarities in this package do not.