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Little Richard The Girl Cant Help It 7" Vinyl Single 2018

Original price £11.99 - Original price £11.99
Original price
£11.99
£11.99 - £11.99
Current price £11.99
Cat no. VIPVOP4503
Tracklist:

1. The Girl Can't Help It
2. Rip It Up

When it hit US cinemas in December 1956, the film The Girl Can't Help It must have seemed like the answer to every hip teenager's dreams, opening with Jayne Mansfield walking down the street to the sound of Little Richard singing a title song composed by Bobby Troup, the man who'd written (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66. Recorded at Cosimo Matassa's J&M Recording Studio in New Orleans on October 16 that year, the single was in shops in time for the film's release, when cinemagoers had the chance to see the likes of Eddie Cochran, The Treniers, Julie London and Gene Vincent, and could also watch Little Richard perform two other songs, She's Got It and Ready Teddy.

Rip It Up, meanwhile, was another tune from Richard's regular writing team of Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell and John Marascalco, recorded on May 9, 1956, and produced as usual by Blackwell at the J&M Recording Studio. The song was yet another smash hit, prompting a swift cover by Bill Haley and His Comets, which also did very good business.