Little Richard: ‘Directly From My Heart’ Box Set Coming in June

Little Richard: ‘Directly From My Heart’ Box Set Coming in June

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A detailed 3-CD box set chronicling nearly twenty years’ worth of Little Richard’s legendary career will be released on June 2.

Titled Directly From My Heart: The Best of the Specialty & Vee-Jay Years, the set includes 64 songs from the mid 1950s to the 1960s, some of them in the ‘classics’ category and others in the ‘rarities’ category.

From the press release:

The collection contains Richard’s classics as well as B-sides and rarities. Also included is a 30-plus page illustrated booklet featuring a handful of rare photos plus new liner notes by singer/songwriter/music historian Billy Vera.

To give you an idea of the massive size of this release, here’s the full track listing:

DISC ONE:

   1.   Lonesome and Blue (2:15)
   2.   Wonderin’ (2:50)
   3.   All Night Long (2:13)
   4.   Maybe I’m Right (2:13)
   5.   Directly From My Heart (2:19)
   6.   Baby (2:05)
   7.   I’m Just a Lonely Guy (All Alone) (2:36)
   8.   Tutti Frutti (2:23)
   9.   Chicken Little Baby (1:42)
10.   True, Fine Mama (2:40)
11.   Kansas City (2:37)
12.   Wonderin’ (2:59)
13.   Slippin’ and Slidin’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’) (2:41)
14.   Long Tall Sally (The Thing) (2:08)
15.   Miss Ann (2:15)
16.   The Most I Can Offer (Just My Heart) (2:24)
17.   Oh Why? (2:07)
18.   Heeby-Jeebies Love (2:09)
19.   I Got It (2:19)
20.   Ready Teddy (2:06)
21.   Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey (2:06)
22.   Rip It Up (2:20)
DISC TWO:
   1.   Lucille (2:24)
   2.   Heeby-Jeebies (2:10)
   3.   All Around the World (2:24)
   4.   Shake a Hand (2:51)
   5.   Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave (2:26)
   6.   She’s Got It (2:24)
   7.   Jenny, Jenny (2:01)
   8.   Good Golly, Miss Molly (2:08)
   9.   Baby Face (2:14)
10.   The Girl Can’t Help It (2:30)
11.   By the Light of the Silvery Moon (2:04)
12.   Send Me Some Lovin’ (2:17)
13.   Keep a Knockin’ (2:11)
14.   Ooh! My Soul (2:10)
15.   I’ll Never Let You Go (Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo) (2:19)
16.   Early One Morning (2:12)
17.   She Knows How to Rock (1:59)
18.   Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (1:52)
19.   Bama Lama Bama Loo (2:13)
20.   Poor Boy Paul (2:03)
21.   Annie Is Back (1:57)
DISC THREE:
1. Goin’ Home Tomorrow (3:09)
2. Goodnight Irene (2:37)
3. Money Honey (2:18)                                                      
4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (2:17)                                                      
5. Blueberry Hill (1:48)
6. Cherry Red (2:33)
7. Only You (2:24)
8. Memories Are Made of This (2:12)
9. Groovy Little Suzy (2:14)
10.  Short Fat Fanny (2:10)
11.  Cross Over (2:40)
12. My Wheels They Are Slippin’ All the Way (2:24)                                                      
13. It Ain’t Whatcha Do (It’s the Way How You Do It) (2:20)
14. Something Moves in My Heart (2:12)                                                      
15. Without Love (3:16)
16. Dance What You Wanna (2:16)
17. Talkin’ ’Bout Soul (2:08)                                                      
18.  Dancing All Around the World (2:56)                                                      
19. You Better Stop (3:05)                                                      
20. I Don’t Know What You’ve Got but It’s Got Me (4:05)
21.  Why Don’t You Love Me (Like You Used to Do) (3:06)

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