The other night, Sirius DJ Michael Des Barres had said to check out the YouTube video of Little Richard performing the song in the movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_cmEr2bw1s), which I did, then spotted Richard and his crack band doing Lucille. He was so beautiful! Whatta voice!
*Another of Richard's great lines: "It ain't what you eat, it's the way how you chew it."
If you want to waste even more time on my musical journey this morning, click here:
Then I found this (rare) clip of Richard, in much later life, doing Hound Dog:
Well, over on the side bar was Big Mama Thornton doing Hound Dog (um-uhm!) and if you leave the video rolling after her performance, you'll get an unbelievable lineup from the American Folk Blues Festivals in the UK, 1963-66: Sunny Boy, Muddy, Lightnin', Sugar Pie, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe…oh my!
To go straight to Folk Blues Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZMoikK3ct8 It's 59 minutes, is it good! Yeah, sorry about the over-enthusiasm. Can't help it.