First of all, welcome to post #1 of my new website. An historic happening indeed, right up there with the invention of the color green. How to begin…Well, I think it’ll be fun to start with a new series where I post EVERY video in my favorite list from youtube. For the most part, these videos are really cool, and favorited for a reason, but some are just random stuff I clicked on when I was drunk or extremely depressed. So, it’ll be interesting to see what crazy stuff pops up.
Part 1 is Little Richard on some 60s TV show in Britain singing the Jerry Lee Lewis classic, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On. Now, I love Jerry Lee, but I think this is the best live version of this song I’ve ever seen. Little Richard is giving an absolutely throat shredding performance for the ages, showcasing his stunning, one in a billion voice. He starts off on piano, but leaves it to go into full blown manic preacher mode as all the British kids get down, and Little Richard’s shirt gets covered in sweat. 5 minutes and 41 seconds of rock and roll at its most raw, visceral, and, well, fun. Enjoy.Tags: 50s rock, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Shakin Going On, willie simpson, youtube