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Reply #30 posted 05/09/20 5:30pm

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Reply #31 posted 05/09/20 5:54pm

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I used to laugh when Little Richard used to say that he did it all before Prince, and how Prince was the one who copied him, mainly because of the way he expressed it, but boy was he telling the truth! I guess I never realized it because Little Richard was ahead of my time, and I never really looked into his career, but I'm telling you, seeing some of the pics that you guys are posting, I can definitely see Prince in them, from the pancake makeup, hair, thin mustache, dress, and even body shape, I see Prince in many of them! biggrin

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Reply #32 posted 05/09/20 7:27pm

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Reply #33 posted 05/10/20 3:09am

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Esquerita was a contemporary. Little Richard acknowledged his influence. When I first searched LR images yesterday, there were Esquerita photos mixed in there.
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Reply #34 posted 05/10/20 7:48pm

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Anyone remember this jam? I bought the soundtrack because of this song:
https://youtu.be/kvg_CME6uIA
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Reply #35 posted 05/10/20 8:33pm

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https://m.youtube.com/wat...uuB6cZkknY
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Jody Watley shared this clip from when Little Richard presented himself a Grammy.
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Reply #36 posted 05/11/20 12:55am

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looby said:

I used to laugh when Little Richard used to say that he did it all before Prince, and how Prince was the one who copied him, mainly because of the way he expressed it, but boy was he telling the truth! I guess I never realized it because Little Richard was ahead of my time, and I never really looked into his career, but I'm telling you, seeing some of the pics that you guys are posting, I can definitely see Prince in them, from the pancake makeup, hair, thin mustache, dress, and even body shape, I see Prince in many of them! biggrin

See: https://www.facebook.com/...ted_videos

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Reply #37 posted 05/11/20 7:43am

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Am I the only who doesn't see the "Little Richard" influence on Prince?

Let's take looks/dress out of the equation. What Prince's music sounds anything like Little Richard's? I am sure Prince admired and respected him but if you were to say Prince was influenced by James Brown, I would say absoultley! Musically, I don't see it.

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Reply #38 posted 05/11/20 8:20am

poppys

macaylasdad said:

Am I the only who doesn't see the "Little Richard" influence on Prince?

Let's take looks/dress out of the equation. What Prince's music sounds anything like Little Richard's? I am sure Prince admired and respected him but if you were to say Prince was influenced by James Brown, I would say absoultley! Musically, I don't see it.


uh...baddass boogie woogie piano for one.

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Reply #39 posted 05/11/20 8:28am

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poppys said:

macaylasdad said:

Am I the only who doesn't see the "Little Richard" influence on Prince?

Let's take looks/dress out of the equation. What Prince's music sounds anything like Little Richard's? I am sure Prince admired and respected him but if you were to say Prince was influenced by James Brown, I would say absoultley! Musically, I don't see it.


uh...baddass boogie woogie piano for one.

can you provide me a Prince song where he does that? Thanks in advance.

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Reply #40 posted 05/11/20 8:33am

poppys

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poppys said:


uh...baddass boogie woogie piano for one.


can you provide me a Prince song where he does that? Thanks in advance.


can you tell me that Prince does NOT play baddass boogie woogie piano as part of his repertoire? because if you can, I can't help U.

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Reply #41 posted 05/11/20 8:34am

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poppys said:

macaylasdad said:


can you provide me a Prince song where he does that? Thanks in advance.


can you tell me that Prince does NOT play baddass boogie woogie piano as part of his repertoire? because if you can't, I can't help U.

that wasn't my question.... my question was can you provide me a Prince song where he does that? That would help me.

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Reply #42 posted 05/11/20 8:53am

poppys

macaylasdad said:

Am I the only who doesn't see the "Little Richard" influence on Prince?

Let's take looks/dress out of the equation. What Prince's music sounds anything like Little Richard's? I am sure Prince admired and respected him but if you were to say Prince was influenced by James Brown, I would say absoultley! Musically, I don't see it.


I did answer your original question. Maybe someone else will find you a song to help you.

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Reply #43 posted 05/11/20 9:05am

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The version of "Let's Pretend We're Married" on the Purple Rain tour is an obvious example of Little Richard's influence on Prince.
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Reply #44 posted 05/11/20 10:50am

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The version of "Let's Pretend We're Married" on the Purple Rain tour is an obvious example of Little Richard's influence on Prince.

OK. It does a little. Thank you.

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Reply #45 posted 05/11/20 11:13am

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I never got the Little Richard/Prince connection either, at least not musically. It reminds me of when every black guitar player is compared to Jimmy Hendrix as if, if you're a black artist your only influences can be other black artists.

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Reply #46 posted 05/11/20 11:30am

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macaylasdad said:

Am I the only who doesn't see the "Little Richard" influence on Prince?

Let's take looks/dress out of the equation. What Prince's music sounds anything like Little Richard's? I am sure Prince admired and respected him but if you were to say Prince was influenced by James Brown, I would say absoultley! Musically, I don't see it.

I understand what you are saying on the music itself. But, what I think lots of people are focusing on is the "showmanship" on stage, his presence. I do think as others, that there is alot of James Brown in that arena. In a live video of him and The Revolution filmed at Andover, Maryland on "Baby I'm a Star" I personally can see the L.R. in him. It is towards the end of the performance, he is shirtless with his lace britches on, at the piano, and man he is really pounding those keys. Take a look at it, tell me what you see there. It is an 80's performance, during the Purple Rain Era. To me, everyone sees different things....kinda like when a group of you go on vacation together, and everyone remembers something different about it!

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Reply #47 posted 05/11/20 11:31am

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Wow, look at these tall waisted pants! Looks like P!

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Reply #48 posted 05/11/20 11:48am

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"The Girl Can't Help It" was on my January playlist. sad

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Reply #49 posted 05/11/20 12:31pm

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macaylasdad said:

can you provide me a Prince song where he does that? Thanks in advance.

Let's go crazy. Delirious.

Actually a lot of Purple Rain, if you stop and really think about it, even the keys in When Doves Cry.

Then you have to factor everyone else Prince referenced who were inspired by Little Richard to begin with. Plus Hendrix played for Little Richard at one point.

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Reply #50 posted 05/11/20 1:12pm

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Apart from the peacock-prettiness to me the similarity is in the ecstatic quality that they could bring to their voices - the AOWAAH! and the WOOOO!

He did well to make it to 87 - so many don't sad
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Reply #51 posted 05/11/20 3:20pm

looby

kindofblue said:

looby said:

I used to laugh when Little Richard used to say that he did it all before Prince, and how Prince was the one who copied him, mainly because of the way he expressed it, but boy was he telling the truth! I guess I never realized it because Little Richard was ahead of my time, and I never really looked into his career, but I'm telling you, seeing some of the pics that you guys are posting, I can definitely see Prince in them, from the pancake makeup, hair, thin mustache, dress, and even body shape, I see Prince in many of them! biggrin

See: https://www.facebook.com/...ted_videos

Wow, thank you for that......hilarious! lol Reminds me so much of Prince!

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Reply #52 posted 05/11/20 6:09pm

jdcxc

mynameisnotsusan said:

Apart from the peacock-prettiness to me the similarity is in the ecstatic quality that they could bring to their voices - the AOWAAH! and the WOOOO!

He did well to make it to 87 - so many don't sad


Well put. The New Orleansesque piano runs of the Jam of the Year tour (also see Delirious on Vibe TV video) always reminded me of Little Richard.

Also, Prince was one of the first to stand during Richard’s famous Grammy speech.
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Reply #53 posted 05/12/20 5:33am

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Interesting article from the NYT with a provocative title No Prince Without the KIng.

https://www.nytimes.com/2...e=Homepage

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Reply #54 posted 05/12/20 2:17pm

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Little Steven Remembers Little Richard: ‘He Wrote the Bible of Rock & Roll’

“I feel lucky to have been on the planet at the same time as Little Richard,” says Steve Van Zandt

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Little Richard officiates at Steve and Maureen Van Zandt's wedding, 1982. From left to right: best man Bruce Springsteen, Steven, Maureen, maid of honor Michelle Priarone, Little Richard.

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Steve Van Zandt first met Little Richard when the guitarist was on the oldies circuit as a young backing musician for the Dovells in 1973. Van Zandt would eventually take on a nickname, Little Steven, that was at least in part a tribute to one of his greatest rock & roll heroes, and enlisted Little Richard to officiate at his wedding to Maureen Van Zandt in 1982 (Little Richard went on to preside at ceremonies for Tom Petty, Bruce Willis/Demi Moore, and Cyndi Lauper, among others). Van Zandt called Rolling Stone to look back at the boundless influence of Little Richard, who died Saturday at age 87.


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Reply #55 posted 05/12/20 2:26pm

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Little Richard Reflects on the Dawn of Rock & Roll, Influencing the Beatles and Stones

“I don’t think I ever got what I really deserved,” the icon said in 2004

Little Richard reflects on the dawn of rock & roll and how his work paved the way for the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and James Brown.

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This story was originally published on April 15th, 2004, in the ‘Immortals’ issue of Rolling Stone, which featured tributes to the 100 greatest artists of all time. Little Richard reflected on his own legacy.

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A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL ME THE ARCHITECT OF ROCK & ROLL. I don’t call myself that, but I believe it’s true. You’ve got to remember, I was already known back in 1951. I was recording for RCA-Victor — if you were black, it was called Camden Records — before Elvis. Then I recorded for Peacock in Houston. Then Specialty Records bought me from Peacock — I think they paid $500 for me — and my first Specialty record, in 1956, was a hit: “Tutti Frutti.” It was a hit worldwide. I felt I had arrived, you know? We started touring everywhere immediately. We traveled in cars. Back in that time, the racism was so heavy, you couldn’t go in the hotels, so most times you slept in your car. You ate in your car. You got to the date, and you dressed in your car. I had a Cadillac. That’s what the star rode in.

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Reply #56 posted 05/12/20 3:06pm

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Little Richard(whom I first met speeding down a very popular street in LA he had to be going over 100 mph the only way i caught up I was riding with his cousin and a light caught him) I had the pleasure of also later working with him in a Taco Bell commercial. Richard lived a full life. I also worked in the Robert Townsend directed Little Richard Story Portrayed by actor Leon.

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Reply #57 posted 05/12/20 4:12pm

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Just wanted to bring up the fact that this man was never given the credit that he was due. I also remember Little Richard saying how he wasn’t paid what he deserved for his recordings. He also lost the publishing rights to all his music.
Michael Jackson bought those rights back and GAVE them to Little Richard because he was such a fan of his. It has been said Little Richard is worth $40 million. Before MJ gave L.R. his publishing rights, he was basically broke.
Just a little info for those that don’t know or those that know and not acknowledging this history.
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Reply #58 posted 05/12/20 5:50pm

poppys

jdcxc said:

mynameisnotsusan said:
Apart from the peacock-prettiness to me the similarity is in the ecstatic quality that they could bring to their voices - the AOWAAH! and the WOOOO! He did well to make it to 87 - so many don't sad

Well put. The New Orleansesque piano runs of the Jam of the Year tour (also see Delirious on Vibe TV video) always reminded me of Little Richard. Also, Prince was one of the first to stand during Richard’s famous Grammy speech.

I can hear that. Jam of the Year the song reminds me a little of Here Come the Girls with the Toussaint runs too.

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Reply #59 posted 05/12/20 5:52pm

poppys

Free2BMe said:

Just wanted to bring up the fact that this man was never given the credit that he was due. I also remember Little Richard saying how he wasn’t paid what he deserved for his recordings. He also lost the publishing rights to all his music.

Michael Jackson bought those rights back and GAVE them to Little Richard because he was such a fan of his. It has been said Little Richard is worth $40 million. Before MJ gave L.R. his publishing rights, he was basically broke. Just a little info for those that don’t know or those that know and not acknowledging this history.

I didn't know all that, thank you.

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