Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Get on Down With Little Richard (And His Own Beautiful Hair)!

Little Richard - Get Down With It

I've featured Little Richard and his lesser-known soul records of the '60s and early '70s on this blog several times before, so I'll just jump into today's selection. Little Richard covered Bobby Marchan's "Get Down With It" (the virtual antecedent to the Mighty Hannibal's classic "Jerkin' the Dog") for OKeh, and the rock'n'roll legend gave the opening monologue's "let your hair down" line his own flamboyant twist before laying down a rocking version of the tune. It's a fun one to go into the back stretch of the week with.

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