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WordMan
06-07-2011, 05:47 PM
http://www.wimp.com/oldschool/

This was sent to me with the following intro:

FOR ALL OF YOU LITTLE RICHARD FANS OUT THERE, THIS WILL BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF JUST WATCHING HOW HIS TALENT SHOWED THROUGH AT SUCH AN EARLY AGE.

This is amazing to see. It's Richard Wayne Penniman (aka Little Richard) about
fifteen years before "Tutti Frutti, oh, Rudy...." If you're familiar
with early period Beatles, you'll know that McCartney was heavily
influenced by Little Richard.
A-whop bop-a-lu bop a-whop bam boom
Here is some very rare footage of "Little Richard" as a child,
when he was just starting out in the music biz' ... from some
movie with Van Johnson .. click on link below:


- The kid, regardless of whether it is really Little Richard - is totally amazing and fun to watch work through that boogie classic "Caledonia"

- But, really, it's gotta be Little Richard - doesn't it? Anyone have any backstory on this? I will look more into when I get some time over the next couple of days...

DooWahDiddy
06-07-2011, 06:20 PM
Holy hell, that's pretty amazing. I especially like his fist-style. Sure looks and sounds like Little Richard, but I have no idea.

WordMan
06-07-2011, 06:31 PM
The doper dropzone PM'd me (only access online at the time) to state that it is Sugar Chile Robinson - links were included, which I will paste in when I'm not on a smart phone.

An Arky
06-07-2011, 06:32 PM
Nope. That film, No Leave, No Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Leave,_No_Love), was from 1946, when Little Richard was about 14. According to IMDB, it was Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732630/).

Damn, I'm good. :D

(Actually, there's a link to a Wikipedia article on the movie right below the video player.)

Drat! Beaten to the punch!

RealityChuck
06-07-2011, 08:39 PM
He's singing the song as a direct imitation of Louis Jordan's original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6pHtiNT_k).

WordMan
06-08-2011, 09:01 AM
*bump*

Sugar Chile deserves a bit more attention ;)

filling_pages
06-08-2011, 01:41 PM
Besides, at that age, I think Little Richard was still a church singer and faith healer.

philliephanatic
06-24-2011, 12:01 AM
Sorry....it's not Little Richard aka R Penniman. The movie is "No Leave No Love" and the kid playing Caldonia is Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson. Here is the IMDB link....http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732630/

Sampiro
06-24-2011, 12:26 AM
Besides, at that age, I think Little Richard was still a church singer and faith healer.

And in Georgia.

DooWahDiddy
06-24-2011, 11:02 PM
Sorry....it's not Little Richard aka R Penniman. The movie is "No Leave No Love" and the kid playing Caldonia is Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson. Here is the IMDB link....http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732630/

And you were only beaten by 17 days! ;)