The Second Coming was Little Richard's third album for Reprise Records, and saw him reunited with Robert "Bumps" Blackwell from his Specialty days, with them co-writing the majority of the album together. The concept was to unite the best rock studio musicians of the '50s with the best rock studio musicians of the '70s. Many fans were disappointed in the material and in the over-syncopated, over-produced tracks. The album again failed to chart.
little richard king of rock and roll. Reprise Records, REP 44 156, RS 6462 - Germany - 1972. little richard king of rock'n'roll. The Entertainers - ITALY - ENT LP 1. 44 - 1988. Price : 1. 7 €. Format : LP. Cover condition : NM (Near Mint) Media condition : NM (Near Mint).
Little Richard Rock 'n' roll fully exploded into the American consciousness in 1955. The first song Little Richard ever laid on tape was the rip-roaring Get Rich Quick, written by none other than erudite jazz critic Leonard Feather. Little Richard: The Second Coming (2-CD) Art-Nr. Little Richard: The Second Coming (CD) Art-Nr.
The new album is the vocal equivalent of running through the studio audience and just as disappointing for its lack of real audacity behind the pretense of outrageousness. King of Rock and Roll goes on to enumerate and dismiss other performers with big reps (for instance: Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul,but who wants to be the queen when you’re the King of Rock and Roll ) and it sounds great. The longest cuts versions of Joy to the World.
The Rill Thing represented Little Richard's most serious attempt at a comeback since his 1950s heyday. Freedom Blues," Richard's debut Reprise single, released in April 1970, was a mid-chart hit, his first in five years. Richard adopted a Cajun/country-rock approach (even covering "Lovesick Blues"), with a heavy beat and twangy guitar backing up his rough, forceful vocals.