Good golly, Miss Molly, Little Richard is commemorating the 60th anniversary of his debut album with an expanded reissue that includes alternate takes and demos of groundbreaking hits like "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally."
"Here's Little Richard (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)," available November 3, is a two-CD set that features the original 12 songs on the first disc. The highlights of Disc 2's 22 tracks include four takes of the rollicking "Rip It Up," the previously unreleased first three takes of "Ready Teddy" and two demos of "Slippin' and Slidin'."
Originally released in March 1957, "Here's Little Richard" was the preening, piano-thumping showman's debut album. It spawned two Top 10 singles ("Long Tall Sally" and "Jenny, Jenny") and, in 2003, was ranked No. 50 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Little Richard, 84, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame's inaugural class in 1986.