Tag: Little Richard

Monday 12/6/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), better known as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Described as “the architect of rock and roll”, Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized by frenetic piano playing, pounding back beat and raspy shouted vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll. Richard’s innovative emotive vocalizations and uptempo rhythmic music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. He influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations.

“Tutti Frutti” (1955), one of Richard’s signature songs, became an instant hit, crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. His next hit single, “Long Tall Sally” (1956), hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart, followed by a rapid succession of fifteen more in less than three years. His performances during this period resulted in integration between White Americans and African Americans in his audience. In 1962, during a five-year period in which Richard abandoned rock and roll music for born again Christianity, concert promoter Don Arden persuaded him to tour Europe. During this time, the Beatles opened for Richard on some tour dates. Richard advised the Beatles on how to perform his songs and taught the band’s member Paul McCartney his distinctive vocalizations.

Richard is cited as one of the first crossover black artists, reaching audiences of all races. His music and concerts broke the color line, drawing blacks and whites together despite attempts to sustain segregation. Many of his contemporaries, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, recorded covers of his works. Taken by his music and style, and personally covering four of Richard’s songs on his own two breakthrough albums in 1956, Presley told Richard in 1969 that his music was an inspiration to him and that he was “the greatest.”

Richard was honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. In 2015, Richard received a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award from the National Museum of African American Music for his key role in the formation of popular music genres and helping to bring an end to the racial divide on the music charts and in concert in the mid-1950s changing American culture significantly. “Tutti Frutti” was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his “unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.”

Tuesday 5/18/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s



2 – 6pm ET

Featuring tunes from Pablo Cruise, Def Leppard, Dire Straits, Little Richard, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, KT Oslin, Neil Diamond, Janet Jackson, Was (Not) Was, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Gramm, Irene Cara, Genesis, and more . . .

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

I’m gonna have some fantastic music for you when we get together later this evening for “Great Soul Performances.” You’ll hear: Lenny Welch, Peaches & Herb, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Jacksons, Jerry Butler, the South Shore Commission, Timothy Wilson, the O’Jays, the Spaniels, the Dells, the Chantels, B.B. King, Little Richard, Lou Rawls; live in concert, among others. It all begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where I’ve got scheduled: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barry & Glodean White, the Bar-Kays, Skyy, George Benson, Stacy Lattisaw, Al B. Sure!, Patti LaBelle, the Gap Band, the Beastie Boys, Regina Belle and more. It’s hot today, but stay as cool as you can and dig some cool Soul Music this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Later ‘Gator!

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Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks Feature – One (Part 2)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Keb’ Mo’, Jackson 5, Mary J Blige & U2, Creed, Christine McVie, Joe Simon, Britney Spears, Queen and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks Feature One (Part 1)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Gram Parsons, P!nk, Five Stairsteps, Brian McKnight, Little Richard, Shirelles, Tracy Byrd, Poison and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Monday 9pm: Feature Artist

little_richard_gmLittle Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman; December 5, 1932) is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

An influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades, Little Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his “unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.” In 2015, the National Museum of African American Music honored Little Richard with a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts, changing American culture significantly. – Wikipedia

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 12pm ET

VRP-LROn December 31 2015 we broadcast out last Vinyl Resting place, later that day, we lost Natalie Cole. In the next few months, while the VRP was in mothballs we lost Frank Sinatra Jr. Prince, Merle Haggard, Phife Dawg, Joey Feek, Denise Matthews, Maurice White, Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey, Mott the Hoople drummer Dale “Buffin” Griffin, David Bowie and Percy Sledge

….but still have all the Kardasians

so before we loose any more great performers (or any more Kardaisians climb out of the wood works) – I think its time we resurrect the Vinyl Resting Place – just in time to rescue Little Richard … so be with us this Sunday for 2 hour of the original King of Rock and Roll.

Little RichardRichard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

An influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades, Little Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip-hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his “unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.” In 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture honored Little Richard for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts, changing American culture significantly. – Wikipedia

 

Artist Countdown: Cliff Richard Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @TheRealSirCliff

Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom’s history, with total sales of over 21 million units in the UK[2] and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.

With his backing group the Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is often described as Britain’s first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.” Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into contemporary Christian music.

sir-cliff-richardOver a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. In 2008, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in music by releasing a greatest hits album, featuring new track “Thank You for a Lifetime“, which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. His latest album, Soulicious, was released in October 2011. The album was supported by a short UK arena tour and gave Richard his 41st top ten UK hit album.

Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling “Devil Woman” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the latter becoming the first to reach the Billboard Hot 100‘s top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.n by Mercury as a tribute to Elvis Presley.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 We Don’t Talk Anymore
2 Power to All Our Friends
3 Living Doll with The Young Ones and featuring Hank Marvin
4 Dreamin’
5 Daddy’s Home
6 Wired For Sound
7 Carrie
8 Some People
9 The Millennium Prayer
10 Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
11 The Only Way Out
12 Never Say Die (Give a Little Bit More)
13 Devil Woman
14 A Little in Love
15 The Best of Me
16 True Love Ways
17 She’s So Beautiful
18 Suddenly (with Olivia Newton-John)
19 My Kinda Life
20 I Can’t Ask For Anymore Than You
21 Take Me High
22 Lean on You
23 Hey Mr. Dream Maker
24 Little Town
25 Silhouettes
26 Where Do We Go From Here?
27 Hot Shot
28 Give A Little Bit More
29 Green Light
30 Whenever God Shines His Light (with Van Morrison)
31 Slow Rivers (with Elton John)
32 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
33 Don’t Turn Out The Light
34 Help It Along
35 Tomorrow Rising