#315Albums is a list of 315 albums that appear on both the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, as well as the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book, edited by Robert Dimery. At its best, it is a representation of some of the greatest music ever released; at its worst, it is a journey through the history of music that the majority see as important, influential, and/or relevant. If nothing else, these albums are worth experiencing at least once to get a better understanding of music, which is why we are working to complete all #315Albums.

No. 030

“Richard’s raucous 1957 debut album collected singles such as ‘Rip It Up’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’, in which his rollicking boogie-­woogie piano and falsetto scream ignited the unfettered possibilities of rock & roll.”

Artist: Little Richard
Album: Here’s Little Richard
Released: 1957
Label: Specialty
Rolling Stones Ranking: 50

Little Richard has one of the most unique, recognizable voices I’ve ever heard, and Here’s Little Richard starts with a bang. “Tutti Frutti” kicks-off the album, and sets the exact tone that Richard is going to deliver through the last song. This is a situation where if you like the popular “Tuti Frutti”, then you’re going to love the rest of Here’s Little Richard. He puts on no pretenses, and just goes for it on every track. It’s an incredibly fun album to listen through, and takes less than half an hour to complete. I defintiely recommend this one because of Little Richard’s wonderful voice, and uptempo, poppy beats. Here’s Little Richard isn’t deep, but it’s a lot of fun.

Cinefessions’ #315Albums Rating: 73%

Image and quote courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine.