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The LITTLE RICHARD Specialty hits SACD on Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. You need this disk!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, May 11, 2017.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    You need this SACD in your collection: "Little Richard S/T & Here's Little Richard. MFSL UDSACD 2028. Mastered by Shawn Britton.

    Out of print but I'm sure you can find a copy if you look. This is the best sounding version of his Specialty era stuff I've ever heard.

    Now, I heard the original Specialty session tapes once for most of these songs so I know what this stuff should sound like. THIS is what this stuff should sound like. No fake echo added, just the natural, punchy, slightly distorted but dynamic sound of the original recordings.

    For you who don't have SACD playback, I checked out the CD section for you as well. Correct mastering in every way, old school levels (I checked each song on my system including metering) and full bottom, natural top and mids. Just like it should be.

    Try and get this, 24 songs, not a bad one on there. Most of the songs you've heard before, even if you don't recognize the titles. Check this one.

    At any rate, you'll hear TUTTI FRUTTI, READY TEDDY, SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN', LONG TALL SALLY, RIP IT UP, JENNY JENNY, SHE'S GOT IT, KEEP A KNOCKIN', KEEBIE JEEBIES, GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, LUCILLE, etc., etc. in the best possible sound. Essential for your collection and education. This is really the birth of Rock & Roll.

    Find this disk and crank it. I blasted TUTTI FRUTTI this morning and scared my dogs into barking like crazy. That's gotta mean something.

    By the way, this wasn't a freebie to me, I bought this disk at Music Direct a few years ago. So glad I did.

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  2. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

    New York
    NY public library had a copy of this
  3. Jason Manley

    Jason Manley Forum Resident

    Little Richard - Here's Little Richard / Little Richard

    Been out of print for a good many years I think. It's a great disc and can still be found on eBay and Discogs for not too outrageous prices.

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    I think it's among the last discs MOFI did in SACD jewel cases (before switching to mini lps).
  4. The Killer

    The Killer Dung Heap Rooster

    The Cotswolds
    I've got it, it's great, it's what rock and roll is all about.

    This is one of my favourite tracks...

    Last edited: May 11, 2017
  5. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    I purchased a copy a couple of years ago on this forum. Glad I did it!

    It's a wonderful sounding SACD, and of course, a "Greatest Hits" on its own. Definitely a must have for any rock music fan

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  6. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    Bought this when it first came out, great disc. There is an error on mine, the track listing on the back does not list Lucille.
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  7. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Got it when it was released. Hopefully prices are not too outrageous now for those still interested.
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  8. oxenholme

    oxenholme High Quality Posts™ a speciality

    I bought this when it was released. Worth every penny.

    And Lucille sounds even better on here than it does on my original tri-centre London American 45 rpm single!
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  9. Myke

    Myke Listening

    The only Little Richard I have, and have had it for several years now. Have to play it when I'm alone, as the family loathes it.
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  10. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    When I got it I was able to compare it (as a listener) to a '50s 'Here's Little Richard' LP and it sounded as full to me. It's really nice when you find something done so right.
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  11. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Senior Member

    This was fixed on later pressings
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  12. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

  13. raphph

    raphph They finally, REALLY did it!

    After some forum threads I revived this week, am glad I purchased the Ace UK singles comp for £3 which surely takes silver medal.
    2xUeL and The Killer like this.
  14. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Have it and love it!
  15. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

    Des Moines
    Appreciate the recommendation, but going to stick with my Specialty Sessions box until a copy shows up at less than unobtanium prices. :shrug:
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  16. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Fonthill, Ontario
    Awesome disc:cheers:
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  17. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Athens, Greece
    Thanks! I just got a copy from a Greek seller!
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  18. ash1

    ash1 Forum Resident

    bristol uk
    Got it. Little Richard is THE sound of rock n roll, more so than Elvis, Chuck, Jerry Lee....whoever you care to mention imo. Totally wild. I can also recommend the 6cd Specialty Sessions set which I think is on Ace. Ace by name, Ace by nature. The Russians have been in the news recently I believe but from a musical viewpoint, Sputnik 1 has a lot to answer for.
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  19. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    I've got both of these (this is actually all of the Little Richard in my collection). The MFSL does sound better. It's too bad it's so expensive though. I was able to pick up a used copy for about $15 from my local record store a few years ago.
  20. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Picked the LP and the sacd hybrid up when they first came out. Good stuff. The high point for rock n roll was this period.
  21. The only Little Richard release you need.
  22. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Near Seattle, WA
    I've had this since it came out. Must admit I haven't given it a spin in quite some time. You just persuaded me to pull it off the shelf (once I can figure out if I filed it under "L" or "R").
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  23. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Eastern Shore
    DNA of rock. And sounds great.
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  24. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Hearing In Stereo Since 1959

    Salem, MA
    I have the s/t MoFi vinyl. Yes, it's excellent.
  25. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?

    If I see this, I will pick it up.

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