Little Richard : Lucille [1957] [reblog]

from Oannes blog…
🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Από τα gospels στα drag shows και πίσω ξανά, δεν είναι μια διαδρομή ακραία όσο ακούγεται, τουλάχιστον για μια χώρα οπως η Αμερική. Αυτό που ξεχώρισε τον Little Richard, κι αυτό για το οποίο θα μείνει στην ιστορία, ήταν η μουσική που άκουγε στο μυαλό του στη διάρκειά της. Και ο τρόπος που την τραγούδησε. Στο πρωτοφανές για την εποχή, straight forward beat αυτού του τραγουδιού, με τα ισοκατανεμημένα χτυπήματα και το υπερβατικό drive, βρίσκεται η ρυθμική αγωγή που θα δέσποζε στην ποπ των επομένων δεκαετιών [την ακούς στα τραγούδια των Beatles, των Velvet, του Bowie, των Pistols, των Metallica…]. Little Richard R.I.P.

From gospels to drag shows and back… it’s not such an extreme route, at least for a country like America. What distinguished Little Richard, and what he ‘ll go down in history for, was the music he heard in his mind during this route. And the way he sang it. In this song’s unprecedented straight forward beat, with its even-handed hits and transcendental drive, hides the rhythmic sense that would dominate the pop of the coming decades [it is heard in the songs of the Beatles, Velvets, Bowie, Pistols and Metallica…]. Little Richard R.I.P.

Stay Safe 🏡

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

18 replies »

  1. …and so it is, that i hear we have lost this great artist this week….he was a part of my student life….we spent many many very very late and noisy nights listening to Little Richard amongst others….music will never be the same without him! RIP, sir. And thank you for posting the article, Marina and Oannes!

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