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Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard

Little Richard performing at the University of Texas Forty Acres Festival in 2007.



Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor, considered key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. He was also the first artist to put the funk in the rock and roll beat and contributed significantly to the early development of soul music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website entry on Penniman states that:

He claims to be "the architect of rock and roll", and history would seem to bear out Little Richard’s boast. More than any other performer – save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little Richard blew the lid off the Fifties, laying the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona. On record, he made spine-tingling rock and roll. His frantically charged piano playing and raspy, shouted vocals on such classics as "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly" defined the dynamic sound of rock and roll.



"Good Golly Miss Molly" is a hit rock 'n' roll song first recorded in 1958 by the American musician Little Richard. The song, a 12-bar blues, was written by John Marascalco and producer Robert "Bumps" Blackwell. Although it was first recorded by Little Richard, Blackwell produced another version by The Valiants, who imitated Little Richard, but sang the song even faster. Although the Valiants' version was released first, Little Richard had the hit. Like all his early hits, it quickly became a rock 'n' roll standard and has subsequently been covered by hundreds of artists. The song is ranked #94 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


Slade - Good Golly Miss Molly - Slade In England ( Composite)

SLADE - 'Live At The BBC'

CD 1: Studio Sessions 1969–72

  1. Coming Home
  2. The Shape of Things to Come
  3. See Us Here
  4. Know Who You Are
  5. My Life Is Natural
  6. Coloured Rain
  7. Man Who Speeks Evil
  8. Move Over
  9. Omaha
  10. Sweet Box
  11. Nights in White Satin
  12. It's Alright Ma It's Only Witchcraft
  13. Raven
  14. Gudbuy Gudbuy
  15. Getting Better
  16. Darling Be Home Soon
  17. Let the Good Times Roll
  18. Dirty Joker
  19. Get Down and Get with It
  20. Wild Winds Are Blowing

CD 2: Live at The Paris Theatre, London, August 17, 1972

  1. Introduction
  2. Hear Me Calling
  3. In Like a Shot (From My Gun)
  4. Look Wot You Dun
  5. Keep on Rocking
  6. Move Over Baby
  7. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  8. Lady Be Good
  9. Coz I Luv You
  10. Take Me Back 'Ome
  11. Get Down and Get With It
  12. Good Golly Miss Molly