Little Richard – I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me

Written by the great Don Covay, this is a superb Little Richard performance that demonstrates just what a marvellous soul singer he could have been. Compared to his earlier, and much better-known, records this is a rather restrained affair, although packed with intensity – not least in the spoken word segment where he sobs and sounds like a southern preacher.

Fantastic lyrics, fantastic playing, it’s up there with the very best of sixties soul.

Of additional interest, that’s a young Jimi Hendrix you can hear on guitar…

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One Response to Little Richard – I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me

  1. Huw Sayer says:

    Spine-tingling voice – love the pace – few bands have the courage to go this slow now – thank you.

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