Little Richard's 1957 full-length debut Here'sLittle Richard takes on the #20 position on Yahoo! Music's 30 MostSignificant Albums In Black Music History list. Songs from this album were latercovered by other Rock 'N Roll giants.
While Little Richard had been recording since 1951, he didnot release his debut until 1957. Many of the 12 songs on the album had alreadyenjoyed success on the charts. "Tutti Fruitti," "Long Tall Sally," "Slippin' AndSlidin'," "Rip It Up," and "Jenny Jenny" had reached either #1 or #2 on the Billboard Black Singles chart the precedingyears.
Little Richard On InspirationFor Tutti Fruitti: I was a dish washer at the Greyhound Bus station in Macon, Georgia.I was making $12 a week for many years there. And I used to sing 'TuttiFruitti' every night 'cause the boss man would make me wash so many pots, andyou couldn't say nothing back to him. So the only thing I could say back to himto get back to him was,Read More »from Little Richard’s ‘Here’s Little Richard’: Black Music Month Album Spotlight #20