Frases de Little Richard
Data de nascimento: 5. Dezembro 1932
Richard Wayne Penniman , mais conhecido por Little Richard, é um cantor, compositor e pianista dos Estados Unidos. Foi eleito pela Rolling Stone o 8º maior artista da música de todos os tempos.Em sua infância, na Geórgia, Little Richard cresceu ouvindo cantores arrebatados de gospel nas igrejas negras e isto influenciou seu modo de cantar. Aprendeu a tocar piano na adolescência e se tornaria um dos desbravadores do rock, misturando boogie-woogie, rhythm & blues e música gospel, criando um estilo único: uma música agressiva, vibrante, intensa, tocada acelerada ao piano.
Começou a gravar em 1955, estourando nas paradas com a canção "Tutti Frutti" . Seguiram-se hits como "Lucille", "Keep a Knockin'" , "Long Tall Sally", "Slippin' and Slidin'", "Rip it up", "Jenny Jenny" entre outros.
Little Richard teria injetado funk no rock and roll durante este período, através de bateristas de sua banda The Upsetters, em meados da década de 1950, influenciando bastante desenvolvimento desse gênero musical quando acompanhavam seu amigo James Brown.Richard tornou-se um astro, mas era atormentado por questões religiosas ligadas à sua bissexualidade, pois cresceu numa cultura cristã e conservadora. Por fim, em 1958, largou a carreira após uma excursão à Austrália para dedicar-se à religião. Tornou-se pastor e gravou canções gospel. Em 1962, entretanto, voltou aos palcos em uma turnê com shows de abertura dos Beatles e do Rolling Stones.
O interesse da cultura pop britânica pelos pioneiros do rock americano fez com que realizasse diversos shows em clubes ingleses, ao longo dos anos 60, sempre interpretando seus grandes sucessos. Também nos Estados Unidos, buscou revitalizar sua carreira gravando canções de padrão soul, mas sempre foi mais reconhecido pelo seu repertório de seus anos iniciais. Nos anos 70, embora sempre respeitado por seu pioneirismo, dedicou-se mais a eventos nostálgicos celebrando as "origens" do rock 'n' roll do que a uma carreira artística efetiva, gravando poucas canções inéditas.
Citações Little Richard
„Eu vim de uma família onde o meu povo não gostava de ritmo e blues. Bing Crosby - "Pennies from Heaven“
tostões do Céu] - Ella Fitzgerald, era tudo que eu ouvi.
„I appreciate being picked one of the top 100 performers, but who is number one and who is number two doesn't matter to me anymore. Because it won't be who I think it should be. The Rolling Stones started with me, but they're going to always be in front of me. The Beatles started with me — at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, before they ever made an album — but they're going to always be in front of me. James Brown, Jimi Hendrix — these people started with me. I fed them, I talked to them, and they're going to always be in front of me.“
On Rolling Stone list on 100 Greatest Artists, 100 Greatest Artists | Little Richard | Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/little-richard-20110420
Song lyrics, Others
„The average person, when they see a black man, they would say "Man, he got soul cos' his color." But I disagree with that. I think that God would be a very selfish God if He gave all the soul to one race. He lets his rain fall on the red flowers, the green flowers, the blue flowers; the good, the bad, no races, so He lets His blessings fall on all races. So I think that there are types of souls, like there are different types of cars. But they're all cars. You know, I think that, when a white guy sing[s], if he have soul, that don't mean that he had to copy no negro to get it. I believe if he feels, when one sings from the heart and it reaches another heart, that's soul.“
Remarks on the question: can a white man sing soul music?. Pop Chronicles: Show 15 - The Soul Reformation I: A symposium on soul http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19764/m1/, interview recorded 1.2.1968 http://web.archive.org/web/20110615153027/http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/o-s.
quoted from Tutti Frutti, p. 75
White, Charles (2003). The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorized Biography. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0306805529.
„I call my music the healing music… It makes the blind feel that they can see, the lame feel that they can walk, the deaf and dumb that they can hear and talk.“
Pop Chronicles: Show 5 - Hail, Hail, Rock 'n' Roll: The rock revolution gets underway. (Part 1) https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19751/m1/#track/6, interview recorded 1.2.1968 http://web.archive.org/web/20110615153027/http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/o-s.
„There's something I prefer not saying, I will say this. I'm a believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I believe the seventh-day Sabbath is God's way. I believe we should eat kosher. I was invited to a party night before last. Rod Stewart's. I didn't go, because I open the Sabbath on Friday.“
When John Waters asked him, Are you Jewish now? http://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/nov/28/john-waters-met-little-richard.
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On Chuck Berry, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/chuckberryhailhailrocknrollpgharrington_a0aa6d.htm
Song lyrics, Others
„Bob Dylan is my brother. I love him same as Bobby Darin [deceased] is my baby. I feel Bob Dylan is my blood brother. I believe if I didn't have a place to stay, Bob Dylan would buy me a house. He sat by my bed; he didn't move for hours. I was in pain that medicine couldn't stop. My tongue was cut out, leg all tore up, bladder punctured. I was supposed to be dead. Six feet under. God resurrected me; that's the reason I have to tell the world about it.“
When John Waters met Little Richard http://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/nov/28/john-waters-met-little-richard.
Song lyrics, Others
„Well, long tall Sally, she's built for speed,
She's got everything that uncle John need.
Oh baby, yes baby, woo baby, havin' me some fun tonight.“
Long Tall Sally, written by Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, and Richard Penniman.
„Well, you know I used to play piano for the church. You know that spiritual, 'Give Me that Old Time Religion', most churches just say, [sings] "Give me that old time religion" but I did, [sings] "Give me that old time, talkin' 'bout religion," you know I put that little thing in it you know, I always did have that thing but I didn't know what to do with the thing I had. So the style has always been with me… I always had my little thing I wanted to let the world hear, you know.“
When asked what inspired him to write 'Tutti Frutti' amd where the style came from, in The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980 (1989) edited by Peter Herbst, p. 91.
„I woke up this mornin', Lucille was not in sight,
I asked my friends about her but all their lips was tight,
Lucille, please come back where you belong,
I've been good to you baby, please don't lead me along.“
Lucille, written by Albert Collins and Richard Penniman.
„I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm and blues. Bing Crosby - "Pennies from Heaven" - Ella Fitzgerald, was all I heard.“
quoted in Hamm (1979). Yesterdays, p. 391.
Middleton, Richard (1990/2002). Studying Popular Music. Philadelphia: Open University Press. .