Mannish Boy: The Non-Definitive Guide to 50s Rock

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Posted 08/08/2005 - 08:31:29 AM by James_McKean:
 Word. Innit. But no Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On?!?!?!
Posted 08/08/2005 - 09:22:33 AM by TheBrad:
 Part Twooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Posted 08/08/2005 - 12:44:56 PM by bassman08:
 Little Richard is/ was such a badass. And does anyone else find the haircut of the guy second from right on The Costers to be freaking awesome like I do?
Posted 08/08/2005 - 04:52:22 PM by hutlock:
 I gotta give props to my favorite Litte Richard cut, "Slippin' And Slidin'" -- oh my LAWD, does that thing throw down like a motherfucker. I disagree that he is currently a badass though. I think he has made too many sitcom cameos and bad clothing/makeup choices in the last 20 odd years to say that. But oh what a legacy. And yeah, I wanted to get The Killer in here, but I spaced. My bad. I wouldn't have done Whole Lotta Shakin' though... I'm down with it, but I prefer Great Balls Of Fire myself.
Posted 08/08/2005 - 05:24:02 PM by wmdavidson:
 For Little Richard it's all about "Rip It Up." Hearing that song makes you understand why people of the time considered this music dangerous.
Posted 08/08/2005 - 10:25:08 PM by evanchakroff:
 I just wanted to point out that The Robins (of "Riot in Cell Block #9) and The Coasters (of "Yaketty Yak") were in fact the same group... There was also a version of "riot" released under The Coasters moniker, but was a different recording, due to some label issues. Good article.
Posted 08/09/2005 - 07:15:03 AM by James_McKean:
 Slippin and Slidin is indeed great. As was most of hhhwhat he woz doin' back then. At the moment I'm much beloved of The Girl Can't Help It and By The Light Of The Silvery Moon...
Posted 08/10/2005 - 06:18:57 PM by TheBrad:
 Yes, James_McKean! The way he takes the "moon/June/croon" rhymes and sells it puts a lot of popsters to shame.
Posted 08/15/2005 - 02:43:39 AM by ckramer:
 you guys could have done a lot more digging for this piece.