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Little Richard — Tutti Fruiti
Album: The Georgia Peach
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Released: 1958
Length: 2:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom!

Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Wop bop a loo bop a lop ba ba!

I got a girl, named Sue, she knows just what to do,
I got a girl, named Sue, she knows just what to do,
She rock to the East, she rock to the West,
But she is the girl that I love best,

Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti, ooo
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom!

I got a girl, named Daisy, she almost drives me crazy,
Got a girl, named Daisy, she almost drives me crazy,
She knows how to love me, yes indeed,
Boy you don't know what she do to me,

Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti, ooo
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Wop bop a loo bop!

Oh tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti, ooo
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom!

I got a girl, named Daisy, she almost drive me crazy,
Got a girl, named Daisy, she almost drive me crazy,
She knows how to love me, yes indeed,
Boy you don't know what she do to me,

Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Tutti frutti, oh rutti,
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!
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ORIGINAL!
(And we all know Little Richard is a true original.)
Back in the early 80's Little Richard arrived at a tv station where I was working on his latest religious conversion publicity tour. He played his pious sedate self for the first two-thirds of the talking head interview. But then he went up to the microphone and let loose with the most hair-raising, soulful, gospel spiritual I have ever heard. We stood watching in the control room transfixed. There was dead silence for about 5 seconds when he finished singing. There has never been a doubt in my mind since then that all "rock-n-roll" and it's subsequent derivatives come directly from black gospel and r&b music.
Bill just said this song is not about Ice Cream. what!? My whole life is a lie
Little Richard was such an astonishing, beautiful human being!

A brilliant musical innovator: if the creation of Rock 'n Roll can be credited to any one artist, it would have to be this man. Further, he played a key role in the evolution of R&B and Soul!
And if that isn't enough for one person to accomplish in his life, there is the huge contribution he made to positive social change: his were the first concerts to be racially integrated. 

Wow.

RIP



And if not for RP, I wouldn't even hear his music anymore. TY RP!
Rock In Peace, Mr. Penniman.
c.
1955, Jesus what this song did to people, although there was a great deal of censorship then.
In the 80's my dad took me to his church to listen to Little Richard talk about the evils of Rock N Roll.  All I kept saying to myself was if my dad makes me stop listening to Rock, I'm running away.  Luckily, that wasn't my dad's agenda...yea dad.
Rating 7.1, that's serious?
We, You are measuring an IDOL
All of you are serious? Unbelievable  :)
I wonder if they had any idea what they were getting started when they got this going?
Thought it might be the timely 

Tutti frutti, oh Rudy,
Bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!
Can’t sit still. Always a big 10
Try to keep your feet still. Just try. I dare you.
Wop bop a loo bop.
From Tom Waits to Little Richard. This is why I love RP.
According to his bio., he turns 85 this Dec.
Here's to you, Rich!  You were awesome in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"!

I'd wager that the great majority of the people who purchased this single were white Americans.

 

cc_rider wrote:

Is it any wonder White America was terrified of Little Richard? Along with other notables, he changed the face of music forever. An amazing talent and a true legend.

 


Quite a shock from Zep to this.

I like this (8), just an quick change that was surprising.
I hear this and picture Jesse Ventura flying in a helicopter in movie Predator with this song cranked up loud.  

I aint got time to bleed...
Lil' Richard is godlike, though he was influenced by seeing Esquerita prancing by and then seeing him performing a knock-out show (Esquerita wore 2 pompadors, one atop the other!)
little richard

Copyright> Jim Marshall
 crockydile wrote:

...as a man raised in the 70s/80s, this song just sounds silly. Of course, much of the music from the 50's seems that way to me. Perhaps it's just too happy for my cold-war traumatized soul. {#Ask}

 

Most of the "classic" music from the 50s and early 60s was silly.  Ever listen to the lyrics of "Rock Around the Clock", "Eight Days  a Week", or "Peggy Sue"?  But in a time when TV sitcoms showed married couples sleeping in separate beds, and black America was expected to be quiet and subservient, Little Richard rode the ragged edge of sexual and racial acceptability.


{#Bananapiano}   {#Bananapiano}

Now THIS is Rock n' Roll.!!!!!!!!!!

Love it...this is what I needed!!!!! Whoooooo!!!!
 crockydile wrote:

...as a man raised in the 70s/80s, this song just sounds silly. Of course, much of the music from the 50's seems that way to me. Perhaps it's just too happy for my cold-war traumatized soul. {#Ask}

 
hahaha. You need to take the red pill {#Chillpill}
Perfect friday song {#Dancingbanana}
 SinisterDexter wrote:
After 500+ votes, this only rates a 6.8?!?! You gotta be kiddin' - one of the seminal tunes in rock history.
 
...as a man raised in the 70s/80s, this song just sounds silly. Of course, much of the music from the 50's seems that way to me. Perhaps it's just too happy for my cold-war traumatized soul. {#Ask}

Somehow a big fat 10 doesn't seem like enough!
10   {#Bananapiano}
Is it any wonder White America was terrified of Little Richard? Along with other notables, he changed the face of music forever. An amazing talent and a true legend.
 SinisterDexter wrote:
After 500+ votes, this only rates a 6.8?!?! You gotta be kiddin' - one of the seminal tunes in rock history.
 

I couldn't agree more. This is what rock and roll is all about!
After 500+ votes, this only rates a 6.8?!?! You gotta be kiddin' - one of the seminal tunes in rock history.
 dmax wrote:
PALATE CLEANSER! after that awful Modest Mouse.



 
I completely agree with you!

 The_Enemy wrote:

I would add that surprises like this are part of the RP experience.

I wouldn't want to listen to this song every day but when it comes out of left field every couple of years?  All I can say to that is:
"RELEASE THE DANCING BANANAS!!!"
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 
{#Yes}
Wonderful! Such a good classic.  {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Guitarist}{#Bananasplit}{#Boohoo}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}
makes me giggle... 
Jive tastic, but my ten year old dont agree
 Barman wrote:
Due to the "eclectic" nature of Bill's menu, I think it comes as a little, welcome surprise to most of us.
 
I would add that surprises like this are part of the RP experience.

I wouldn't want to listen to this song every day but when it comes out of left field every couple of years?  All I can say to that is:
"RELEASE THE DANCING BANANAS!!!"
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana_2}
this song came on just as i was reaching for my new tutti fruiti lip gloss!  {#Tongue}
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}
Amen to toterola's comments.

 LowPhreak wrote:

I'm guessing that REM would have come about without such idiotic tunes as this one. No one has to blindly respect all of the "old pioneers" or everything they ever put out.
 
Welllll... we certainly wouldn't have Prince if not for Little Richard. And as for raising eyebrows and moving feet, nobody has ever surpassed Little Richard. He was unabashedly sexually ambiguous a long time before Mick Jagger ever wore a dress and lipstick.

Besides, we need to remember where the music we love came from. If it weren't for this dude, The Beatles sure would have had a different sound.

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Why are all the girls named "Sue"
 

if they were called Sude, only one word would rhyme
 Pyro wrote:

I'm guessing that REM wouldn't exist if it weren't for pioneers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, etc.  I'm not a HUGE fan of this song, but ya gotta RESPECT the old pioneers of rock IMHO.
 
I'm guessing that REM would have come about without such idiotic tunes as this one. No one has to blindly respect all of the "old pioneers" or everything they ever put out.
               {#Dancingbanana}
 Xeric wrote:
God what a goofy and obnoxious song.  
 
+1.  
 Xeric wrote:
God what a goofy and obnoxious song.  Gimme some more R.E.M.
 
I'm guessing that REM wouldn't exist if it weren't for pioneers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, etc.  I'm not a HUGE fan of this song, but ya gotta RESPECT the old pioneers of rock IMHO.

                     


                                                          {#Eek}   here?    yuck!

I'm up for some James Brown after this.
SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE 9'S
The attack. Awesome!
God what a goofy and obnoxious song.  Gimme some more R.E.M.
well, nice to hear real rock n roll after R.E.M.
Cool!
YeaY!

Whew, fifty years on!  Richard and the gang certainly dropped kicked rock and roll well into the future.
ROCK AND ROLLLL!{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananasplit}
this'n here what they call "race music?"
Most EXCELLENT segue. I love you guys.
Why are all the girls named "Sue" :lol:
Kickin' it old school!
bigB_3 wrote:
I love the song but I hate to hear it here.
I disagree. Due to the "eclectic" nature of Bill's menu, I think it comes as a little, welcome surprise to most of us. And besides, what the heck, it's just two minutes long.
:dance:
i new this song for a long time from the brave little toaster movie :daisy: :bounce: :lol: :sunny: :yell: :propeller: :arrowl: daughter :mrgreen: :lol:
No! Really? :notworthy: :clap:
Little Richard is from Macon (my city of residence) and recently returned for the first time in almost 50 years. Local lore says he was run out on a rail after he initially became popular due to some of his indescretions. I cannot believe it took 50 years for a city to formally embrace a music pioneer besides the street named after him years ago (which is about 200 yards long).
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
guy gets a 10 because he is a music god (IMO) 10
Agreed, one of the forces that changed the face of popular music and thus of the US itself in the 1950s. A real pioneer of rock and roll.
Geico Rocks
guy gets a 10 because he is a music god (IMO) 10
"with only fifteen minutes left in the session, "Tutti Fruiti, good booty" became "Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie"." The original version was too lewd for young impressionable minds... I heard a RUMOR that 'rootie' is 'Rudy', for Rudy Martinez, aka Question Mark (and the Mysterians), of "96 Tears" fame, but the timing may be off. Little Richard is still awesome. c.
mojoman wrote:
Has anyone seen the totally lame Pat Boone performance of this?
I've heard an anecdote that Little Richard's rapid-fire "jumped back in the alley" from "Long Tall Sally" was a challenge of sorts to Boone, in response to the watered-down Tutti Frutti. He figured Boone wouldn't be able to wrap his tongue around that line, certainly not at the same speed.
Human beat-boxing has come a long way...
oscar_driver wrote:
OK 6.7 for this Classic is a joke, i'm not a big fan, but the importance of this song in history is something that most don't realize. Oscar
I love the song but I hate to hear it here. Might as well play "Old Time Rock and Roll". :puke: Eclectic, no. Overplayed, yes.
repetitive and yawn-inducing
oscar_driver wrote:
OK 6.7 for this Classic is a joke, i'm not a big fan, but the importance of this song in history is something that most don't realize. Oscar
Not my fav LR song by far, but he gets a 10 out of sheer respect. Basically, ripped off by everyone and paid by no one.
Straight rolling.
priceless classic!
OK 6.7 for this Classic is a joke, i'm not a big fan, but the importance of this song in history is something that most don't realize. Oscar
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Does anyone remember Pat Boone's CD "In a Metal Mood" that came out in the late 90's? It was Las Vegas Lounge Act cover versions of great hard rock classics. Man, was that dreadfully & frighteningly bad!!! :puke:
If you like that, you're gonna love Richard Cheese.
mojoman wrote:
Has anyone seen the totally lame Pat Boone performance of this? "Making Negro Music Safe for White America!"TM
Does anyone remember Pat Boone's CD "In a Metal Mood" that came out in the late 90's? It was Las Vegas Lounge Act cover versions of great hard rock classics. Man, was that dreadfully & frighteningly bad!!! :puke:
Extra-ordinarily - more than 50 years after it's release,this recording still sounds as "fresh as a daisy". Such presence & such attack!! A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo!
mojoman wrote:
Has anyone seen the totally lame Pat Boone performance of this? "Making Negro Music Safe for White America!"TM
LOL!!!
madaxeman wrote:
The REAL king(and queen) of Rock And Roll.
:roflol: :roflol: :cowboy:
The REAL king(and queen) of Rock And Roll.
If this doesn't move you........ YOU'RE DEAD!!! :bananapiano: :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dance:
:bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit:
Bah. Play "Lucille."
Has anyone seen the totally lame Pat Boone performance of this? "Making Negro Music Safe for White America!"TM
highwindows wrote:
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom! Sounds as wonderfully fresh and as manically energetic as the day it was released back in '54/'55!!
I totally agree. If you define real rock music as containing a maniacal energy not found in other forms, then this rocks as hard as anything...
Sometimes I think this song is just as dangerous to some people as it was back then... For my money, this song is still a threat to the powers that be...
This song makes me laugh (at him) :lol:
Desire wrote:
If it wasn't for Little Richard, there would be no Twisted Sister.
Gonna have to ponder that for awhile...
Aardvark wrote:
I was just about to say the opposite, that I don't think this song has aged well at all.
I wonder how much its agedness would benefit from Modern Studio Magic?
Little Richard obviously had a huge influence on the early Beatles.
highwindows wrote:
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom! Sounds as wonderfully fresh and as manically energetic as the day it was released back in '54/'55!!
I was just about to say the opposite, that I don't think this song has aged well at all.
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom! Sounds as wonderfully fresh and as manically energetic as the day it was released back in '54/'55!!
:biggrin: tap tap tap tap tapitytapitytapitytapity tap tap tap tap (feet)
Have aliens kidnapped Bill? like, what's up with this?
:high-five: :cowboy:
formersnowbug wrote:
What a strange transition from "Rivers of Babylon".
same thing today, and bad again..
sucko-barfo
I can still see my Dad cringe every time Little Richard screamed. I think it rates an eight just for its historical value and the fond memories it brings up.
My gal ain't named Sue, but she sure knows what to do, too. Now, this is rock 'n' roll, chilluns y mi'jos.
What a strange transition from "Rivers of Babylon".
Very inspired segue from the Melodians! :clap:
Desire wrote:
If it wasn't for Little Richard, there would be no Twisted Sister.
That's supposed to be a defense of this? :lol:
lizardman_tcs wrote:
Show of hands, how many people tie this one to their childhood with The Brave Little Toaster? Don't tell me I'm the only one...
Well, I had just graduated from college and a bunch of friends stumbled on the brave little toaster on thanksgiving day. since then, i've had kids and yes, this connection is there for me too... :)
BKardon wrote:
6.6 (as of 8/11/05)? Are you people kidding me?
6.8 as of 4-3-2006, we're making progress!
jah_blessed wrote:
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :bananasplit:
Are you still 'too young to rate this higher than a 7'?
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :bananasplit:
Soooo coool!
Definitely fruiti
"rootie"? i hear "rude"
Re wrote:
Lyrics anyone?
Well the original that was supposedly performed during his stage shows was "Tutti Frutti, Good Booty" (Wikipedia says 'Loose Booty'), although a bit too provocative at the time hence the switch. There are a few sites out there that mention something along those lines (not sure how solid each source is though). Looks like these are the lyrics (although I've seen variations of the spelling all over the place): Ba babalooba ba la bamboo Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Wa babalooba ba la bamboo Got a girl named Sue, she knows just what to do Got a girl named Sue, she knows just what to do She rocks to the east, she rocks to the west She's the girl that I love best Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Wa babalooba ba la bamboo Got a girl named Daisy, she almost drives me crazy Got a girl named Daisy, she almost drives me crazy She knows how to love me, yes indeed Boy you don't know what you do to me Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Wa babalooba ba la bamboo Wa babalooba ba la bamboo (Wa babalooba ba la bamboo) Wa babalooba ba la bamboo Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Wa babalooba ba la bamboo Got a girl named Daisy, she almost drives me crazy Got a girl named Daisy, she almost drives me crazy She knows how to love me, yes indeed Boy you don't know what you do to me Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Tutti frutti, aw-rootie Wa babalooba ba la bamboo
chieromancer wrote:
Great, but you should play the orginal by Pat Boone sometime.
:roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :cowboy:
olsaltybastard wrote:
Glad I didn't grow up with THIS!! Twisted Sister all the way!!
If it wasn't for Little Richard, there would be no Twisted Sister.
oooooo000000OOOOOOOO!!!! :daisy:
Glad I didn't grow up with THIS!! Twisted Sister all the way!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I love oldies!!!!!!!!!! :music:
I'm too young to rate this higher than a 7. ;-)