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Little Richard Mono Box: Complete Specialty/Vee-Jay Albums In Vinyl

LittleRichard_MONOBOX_COVER_RGBWhat is Rock and Roll without the power and style of Little Richard?! That’s not even a question; that’s a statement. Since his arrival in the mid-’50s, Little Richard laid strong claim to a crown (not the whole bunch, but definitely one of them) of Rock and Roll. With his flamboyant presentation, and his unique blend of Gospel and the then style of Rock, Little Richard led teens out on to the dance floors with the music of “Tutti Frutti”. From there, he rose to a legend. Although he is 83 today, his music is timeless.

On July 15, Concord Records will release a 5LP Box of the important Vee-Jay and Specialty Records that he released between 1957 and 1964 (studio), and the 1965 ‘best of’ from Vee-Jay Records, His Greatest Hits. The entire set is remastered and will feature all of his Mono recordings for Specialty Records and Vee-Jay Records. The Box is a slip case housing all five of the LPs, which are in original jacket designs. Rounding out the Box, there is a 16-page booklet with new notes, and a whole bunch of classic photos.

The boxset is being called Mono Box: Complete Specialty/Vee-Jay Albums. While priced high, it is a collectible set that will grace your library beautifully. I’m fairly sure the the entire Box set will show up in CD form soon. Keep your eyes peeled if it’s CD you’re wanting.

The LPs in that box will be his three Specialty Records releases that include Here’s Little Richard (1957), Little Richard (1958), The Fabulous Little Richard (1959), and his two with Vee-Jay Records, Little Richard Is Back (And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!) (1964), and Little Richard’s Greatest Hits (1965).

Little Richard Mono Box

 

Vinyl LP Sets From Allman Brothers Band, Diana Krall, Little Richard, Nina Simone

Mercury Records will be reissuing several classic  Allman Brothers Band titles on vinyl LP on July 22.

Those titles will include Enlightened Rogues (1979), Eat A Peach – 2LP (1972), The Allman Brothers Band – 2LP (1969), Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 -3LP (1990), Win, Lose Or Draw (1975), At Fillmore East – 2LP (1971), Idlewild South (1970), and Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas – 2LP (1976).

ABB At Fillmore East

Impulse! Records and Verve Records will be reissuing a wide range of Diana Krall titles on vinyl LP on July 15.

These reissued LP titles include All For You: A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio – 2LP (1996), When I Look In Your Eyes – 2LP (1999), The Look Of Love – 2LP (2001), From This Moment On – 2LP (2006), Live In Paris – 2LP (2002), Quiet Nights – 2LP (2009), The Girl In The Other Room – 2LP (2004), and Love Scenes – 2LP (1997).

Diana Krall Love Scenes

Fantasy Records will release a 5LP Box featuring Little Richard called Mono Box: The Complete Specialty And Vee-Jay Albums. It is on the calendar for July 15.

The LPs in that box will be his three Specialty Records releases that include Here’s Little Richard (1957), Little Richard (1958), The Fabulous Little Richard (1959), and his two with Vee-Jay Records, Little Richard Is Back (And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!) (1964), and Little Richard’s Greatest Hits (1965).

We can expect Nina Simone: The Philips Years from Verve Records on July 15. It will provide seven vinyl LPs in a Box set. The titles include Nina Simone In Concert (1964), Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964), I Put A Spell On You (1965), Sincerely Nina (1965), and Pastel Blues (1965).

Nina Simone The Philips Years