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Little Richard — Good Golly Miss Molly
Album: The Georgia Peach
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Released: 1956
Length: 2:08
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Good Golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
When you're rockin' and a rollin' can't hear your momma call.

From the early early mornin' till the early early night
You can see Miss Molly rockin' at the house of blue lights.
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
When you're rockin' and a rollin' can't hear your momma call.

Well, now momma, poppa told me: "Son, you better watch your step."
If I knew my momma, poppa, have to watch my dad myself.

Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like a ball.
When you're rockin' and a rollin' can't hear your momma call.

I am going to the corner, gonna buy a diamond ring.
Would you pardon me if it's a nineteen carat golden thing.
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like a ball.
When you're rockin' and a rollin' can't hear your momma call.

Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like a ball.
Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like a ball.
When you're rockin' and a rollin' can't hear your momma call.
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God bless good ole rock'n roll !!!
 Mardler wrote:
Great artist and a great song but unfortunately this wasn't the original LR hit.
 

Not sure how we ended up with an inferior re-recording. Fixed.
Great artist and a great song but unfortunately this wasn't the original LR hit.
Godlike!!!
 evilmu wrote:
is he saying she "sure likes to ball?"
 

Yes.  It's a little known fact that Miss Molly was second baseman for the Racine Belles in the '40s and '50's.
srbarry wrote:
Say what you will, but many say this man invented rock and roll. Like a one in a billion evolutionary breakthrough, this guy is a mutant. A Freak o' nature! And a funny, funny dude. Scary too.
I believe Esquerita (one of his mentors) had a major hand in it as well. Looks like he got his piano style (and possibly much of his look/style) from this guy.
evilmu wrote:
is he saying she "sure likes to ball?"
Yes.
is he saying she "sure likes to ball?"
Fantastic.
redeyespy wrote:
I heard one of those dreaded "pops" from the mp3 rip.
Bill or somebody, please drop this song until this is fixed as it really ruins the fun the song brings to your faithful audiophile listeners. The mp3 blip is about 15 secs from the song's end.
At the dawn of rock and roll, Richard was just the fella we needed. Aaaahwow!
Definitely an original...good every now and then
damien wrote:
way too old... What is going on here lately?
If it's too old, then you're too loud! Er, wait, something like that...
I know that this kind of music was responsible for Rock as we know it, and I'll give it it's props for that. But other than that, I can't stand this.
A great wake-up song for early mornings.
While this is an inescapable classic, Mitch Ryder's version of this (Devil In a Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly) REALLY rocks.
way too old... What is going on here lately?
Good Golly Pavarotti! :iamwith:
DownHomeGirl wrote:
THESE ARE NOT LITTLE RICHARD'S SHOES! THESE ARE ALL YO SHOES!!
:lol:
srbarry wrote:
Say what you will, but many say this man invented rock and roll. Like a one in a billion evolutionary breakthrough, this guy is a mutant. A Freak o' nature! And a funny, funny dude. Scary too.
Dude, we all know Tom Jones invented rock n roll
I like Eddie Murphy's lyrics better as Lil' Richard Simmons: "Good Golly Miss Molly, You look like a hog, Well you better start runnin' Cuz it's much too late to jog!"
Say what you will, but many say this man invented rock and roll. Like a one in a billion evolutionary breakthrough, this guy is a mutant. A Freak o' nature! And a funny, funny dude. Scary too.
amcallis wrote:
there is an mp3 encoding error in this recording toward the end.
Yes, it sounds horrible. Anybody listening or reading this in the RP cockpit?
there is an mp3 encoding error in this recording toward the end.
THESE ARE NOT LITTLE RICHARD'S SHOES! THESE ARE ALL YO SHOES!!
cpn wrote:
What a scary man! But the songs still have it.
one of the most surreal things that ever occurred to me happened a few years ago, when i'd first moved to LA and my dad was out visiting for the first time... we'd just spent the whole day slogging through the expensive tourist-traps on Hollywood Blvd -- the trinket shops, the Ripley's museum, the Walk of Fame, a mediocre and wildly overpriced lunch at Musso & Franks... we were broke, exhausted, cranky, staring bleerily at the footprints in front of the Chinese Theatre, when suddenly, this long black stretch limo pulls up to the sidewalk next to us, the window glides down, and there's a Jheri-curled, heavily-made-up face beaming out at my father -- "HI! I'M LITTLE RICHARD!" he shouts, extending his hand. Immediately pulled out of his torpor, my dad takes his hand, and shouts back: "HI, LITTLE RICHARD! I'M JIM!" After which, Little Richard deputized my father to give out little evangelical prayer books (with his head-shot tucked inside the back cover) to the other tourists milling around outside Mann's. Dad (a life-long agnostic) got so caught up in it he went back for a second handful... Now, I don't know what's weirder -- that story, or the fact that almost every time I've told it, someone tells me "Oh my God! That happened to me too!" :D
Euphemism wrote:
My only question is, why is "Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen (Ring Cycle) / Sir Georg Solti" advertised with this song? /grin
"...Good golly Brunhilda..."
My only question is, why is "Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen (Ring Cycle) / Sir Georg Solti" advertised with this song? /grin
"Sure like's to ball". I bet he does too.. :)
redeyespy wrote:
I heard one of those dreaded "pops" from the mp3 rip.
But if ever such a flaw suited the tone of a tune, ain't it that one?
The Queen of Rock & Roll. Outstanding.
cpn wrote:
What a scary man! But the songs still have it.
Not so sure about the gender...but the song does rock ! :D
\:D/ \:D/ \:D/
I heard one of those dreaded "pops" from the mp3 rip.
What a scary man! But the songs still have it.
I know its a classic but good golly it\'s irritating
Originally Posted by Knot_Head: Staright up R&R with no pretentions. Love it!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :wave: :wave: :bounce: :bounce:
Amen to that. Long Tall Sally would be good to hear, too.
Staright up R&R with no pretentions. Love it!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :wave: :wave: :bounce: :bounce:
Originally Posted by guybejammin: Had to turn it up! :clap:
Had to turn it down. :frustrated:
:moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:
:clap: :clap: :clap:
It's not often you hear Good Golly Miss Molly and Tutti Frutti in one day. That's probably a good thing, but it's pretty good on a sunny Friday.
Originally Posted by FeatFanMike: Classic and excellent!
She sure liked to ball. Hey FeatFanmike, i'm from rochester too. what up?
Had to turn it up! :clap:
rock & roll!! :bounce: :bounce: pbm 8^)
:bounce: get the grooooove onnnnn!!!!!
Classic and excellent!