Friday, January 8, 2010

Green Power - Little Richard

 Richard Wayne Penniman can't dance like James Brown. He can't play the piano like Jerry Lee, and certainly can't overdose on amphetamines like Elvis Presley. But let's be honest. There's only one monarch to the rock n' roll throne, and his majesty's name is Richard The First (and only)!

"Green Power", from Little Richard's 1971 LP King of Rock And Roll, demonstrates the royal ease with which he fuses funk and rock. Aside from dubbing thee funk n' roll sound I also credit "The Emancipator of Soul" with being the original godfather of glam (flamboyant costumes & heavy eyeliner).

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