Little Richard (And More!) on a Sunny Thursday Morning

All alone here, and helped by caffeine and mota, I’m cruising YouTube. What set me off was hearing Little Richard singing “The Girl Can’t Help It,” and the line “She’s got a lot of what you call the most…”*

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 (

), 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:

 It’s 59 minutes, is it good! Yeah, sorry about the over-enthusiasm. Can’t help it.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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