Little Richard discography

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Little Richard discography

Little Richard performing in Austin, Texas in March 2007
Releases
Studio albums15
Live albums3
Compilation albums1
Singles37
 
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Little Richard discography

Little Richard performing in Austin, Texas in March 2007
Releases
Studio albums15
Live albums3
Compilation albums1
Singles37

This page is a discography for rock and roll musician Little Richard.

Singles[edit]

YearTitleChart positionsAlbum
US ChartsUS R&B chartUS ACUK Singles Chart[1]
1955"Tutti-Frutti"17229Here's Little Richard
1956"Long Tall Sally"613
"Slippin' and Slidin'"332
"Rip It Up"17130
"Ready Teddy"448
"She's Got It"915
"Heeby-Jeebies"7Little Richard
"The Girl Can't Help It"4979
"All Around the World"13
"Lucille"21110
1957"Send Me Some Lovin'"543
"Jenny, Jenny"10211Here's Little Richard
"Miss Ann"566
"Keep A-Knockin'"8221Little Richard
1958"Good Golly, Miss Molly"1048
"Ooh! My Soul"311522
"True Fine Mama"68Here's Little Richard
"Baby Face"41122Little Richard
1959"Kansas City"9526
"By the Light of the Silvery Moon"17
1961"He's Not Just a Soldier"113
1962"He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had)"38
1963"Crying in the Chapel"119
1964"Bama Lama Bama Loo"828220
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (A-side)126
"Goodnight Irene" (B-side)128
1965"I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me"9212
1966"Poor Dog (Who Can't Wag His Own Tail)"12141
1970"Freedom Blues"4728The Rill Thing
"Greenwood Mississippi"85
1973"In the Middle of the Night"71
1976"Call My Name"106
1977"Good Golly Miss Molly" / "Rip It Up"
(re-recordings)
37
1986"Great Gosh A'Mighty! (It's a Matter of Time)"4262
"Operator"67
1987"Somebody's Comin'"93
1989"Twins"(with Philip Bailey)82
1991"Voices That Care"(Various Artists)116single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US 200US R&B
Here's Little Richard13
Little Richard
  • Released: 1958
  • Label: Specialty
  • Format: mono LP
The Fabulous Little Richard
  • Released: March 1959
  • Label: Specialty
  • Format: mono LP
Pray Along with Little Richard, Volume 1
  • Released: 1960
  • Label: End
  • Format: mono LP
Pray Along with Little Richard (Vol 2)
  • Released: 1960
  • Label: End
  • Format: mono LP
The King of the Gospel Singers
  • Released: 1962
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: stereo LP
Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!)
  • Released: August 1964
  • Label: Vee-Jay
  • Format: mono LP
His Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1965
  • Label: Vee-Jay
  • Format: mono LP
The Incredible Little Richard Sings His Greatest Hits - Live!
  • Released: 1967
  • Label: Modern
  • Format: stereo LP
The Wild and Frantic Little Richard
  • Released: 1967 or 1968
  • Label: Modern
  • Format: stereo LP
The Explosive Little Richard
  • Released: January 1967
  • Label: Okeh
  • Format: mono LP
Little Richard's Greatest Hits: Recorded Live!
  • Released: July 1967
  • Label: Okeh
  • Format: stereo LP
18428
The Rill Thing
  • Released: August 1970
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: stereo LP
Mr. Big
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Joy
  • Format: mono LP
The King of Rock and Roll
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: stereo-mono LP
The Second Coming
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: stereo LP
Southern Child
  • Unreleased (recorded in 1972); tracks issued in 2005
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: stereo LP
Friends from the Beginning - Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Ala
  • Format: stereo LP
Right Now!
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: United
  • Format: stereo LP
Talkin' 'bout Soul
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Dynasty
  • Format: stereo-mono LP
Little Richard Live
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Format: stereo-mono LP (all studio)
God's Beautiful City
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Word
  • Format: stereo LP
Lifetime Friend
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: WEA Records
  • Format: stereo LP
Shake It All About
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Disney
  • Format: stereo LP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums/previously unreleased material:

Guest appearances/Duets[edit]

YearSongAlbumNotes
1975"Take It Like A Man"Head On (Bachman–Turner Overdrive album)
  • Little Richard played piano on the track released on the hit album Head On.
1985"Great Gosh A'Mighty"Down and Out in Beverly Hills Soundtrack
  • Little Richard performs a rocking, faith-based track that he wrote with Billy Preston - the first he wrote and recorded since he reconciled his role as a Minister and as a rock and roll performer - for the soundtrack to the motion picture Down And Out in Beverly Hills.
1987"Happy Endings"The Telephone Soundtrack
1988"Rock Island Line"Folkways: A Vision Shared A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly
  • Little Richard performs a rocking version of Leadbelly's "Rock Island Line" backed by Fishbone.
1988"Twins"Twins Soundtrack
  • Little Richard sings duet with Philip Bailey on the theme song for the soundtrack of the motion picture Twins.
1989"When Love Comes To Town" (Live From The Kingdom Mix)Live - Extended Version
  • Little Richard preaches a sermon in rhyming rap style and sings background vocals on the B-side of the 1989 12-inch 45rpm extended single with U2 and B.B. King, called "When Love Comes To Town (Live From The Kingdom Mix)".
1990"Elvis Is Dead"Time's Up (Living Color album)
  • Little Richard performs a guest rap on the track "Elvis Is Dead" from the Living Color album entitled Time's Up.
1990"You Really Got Me Now"Young Guns
1991"Voices That Care"(Single and Music Video Only)
  • Little Richard is a featured singer as part of a supergroup of popular musicians, entertainers and athletes. The group of people involved was also collectively known as Voices That Care and was shown as such on the single release and marketing materials. The single and supporting documentary music video were intended to help boost the morale of U.S. troops involved in Operation Desert Storm, as well as supporting the International Red Cross organization.
1991"Itsy Bitsy Spider"Disney For Our Children
1991"The Power"Elton John Duets
1994"Something Else"Rhythm Country and Blues
1996"Everybody's Got A Game"Definition of Soul
1997"Hold On To What You've Got"Soul-Gasm
1999"Keep A Knockin"Why Do Fools Fall In Love Soundtrack
2002"Get Rhythm"Kindred Spirits A Tribute To The Songs of Johnny Cash
2006"I Saw Her Standing There"Last Man Standing
2008"I Ain't Never"The Imus Ranch Record
  • Little Richard sings a track on The Imus Ranch Record to help raise funds for sick children.
2011"He Ain't Never Done Me Nothing But Good"Dottie Rambo Tribute
  • Little Richard sings a track on the upcoming tribute album to the songs of gospel music legend Dottie Rambo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 324. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.