Little Richard, Tutti Frutti (video clip and lyrics)

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"Tutti Frutti" was Little Richard's first hit record, released in 1955. With its opening cry of "Womp-bomp-a-loom-op-a-womp-bam-boom!"[1] (supposedly intended to be a verbal parody of a drum intro) and its hard-driving sound and wild lyrics, it became not only a model for many future Little Richard songs, but also one of the models for rock and roll.

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Racial Connotations

Despite Little Richard’s popularity, the fact that Pat Boone’s version surpassed his original version on the US pop charts illustrates the racial attitudes of the time period. Both versions made it to the Top 40 rankings, with Pat Boone’s leading at 12 ranking while Little Richard trailing behind in the 17th.[11] Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” became the first black record that obtained a significant amount of plays on radio stations, not only reaching African American communities, but also spreading its scope to white listeners. Due to the song’s huge popularity with white teenagers, Pat Boone’s “whitewash” cover of the song was created in order to “sanitize the image of rock-and-roll in the 50’s and 60’s”, thereby producing a cleaned up version that appealed to a wider and whiter audience. Pat Boone himself admitted that he did not wish to do a cover of “Tutti Frutti” because “it didn’t make sense” to him; however, the producers persuaded him into making a different version by claiming that the record would generate attention and money. Therefore, record companies and corporations are very willing to have a white performer, preferably one of high standing, to do a cover version of a popular African American song so as to appeal to more conservative white listeners.

Little Richard says that though Pat Boone “took [his] music”, he admits, however, that Boone made it more popular due to his high status in the white music industry. Nevertheless, a Washington Post Staff Writer, Richard Harrington, quotes Richard in an article:

    They didn’t want me to be in the white guys’ way… I felt I was pushed into a rhythm and blues corner to keep out of rocker’s way, because that’s where the money is. When ‘Tutti Frutti’ came out… They needed a rock star to block me out of white homes because I was a hero to white kids. The white kids would have Pat Boone upon the dresser and me in the drawer ‘cause they liked my version better, but the families didn’t want me because of the image that I was projecting."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutti_Frutti_(song)


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Little Richard, Tutti Frutti [by Pat Boone]





Tutti Frutti

A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop

I got a gal, her name's Sue
She knows just what to do
I got a gal, her name's Sue
She knows just what to do
I've been to the east
I've been to the west
But she's the gal
That I love the best

Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Whooo, Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop

I got a gal, her name's Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
I got a gal, her name's Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
She's a real gone cookie
Yes, sir-ree
But pretty little Susie
Is The gal for me

Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Whooo, Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop

[Instrumental Interlude]

Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Whooo, Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop

I got a gal, her name's Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
I got a gal, her name's Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
She's a real gone cookie
Yes, sir-ree
But pretty little Susie
Is The gal for me

Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Whooo, Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bam-boom



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Hahahaha, oh my god!!!
That was literally my favorite song when I was like 5 years old! I used to dance to it, sing it and play it on my imaginary guitar! :))

Oh god, what a rush of feelings, I was absolutely crazy for this song..!
At last, I have peace.



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Now, you make things really hard for me. How can I guess the next favourite song of yours?

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :-)


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Imaginary guitar! Then, you can simply buy one and play to us this song!


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Always! Να ξεχαστώ κι εγώ λιγάκι, σήμερα...


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Imaginary guitar! Then, you can simply buy one and play to us this song!

Ugh! There's only so much one can do. Had I had enough time I would already have learned to play the guitar, as well as the cello and the piano, I'd be very good at tennis and volley, I would have traveled to so many places and I'd still love to go to work every day :)
Everything in it's own time :)
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It would be better, if you didn't say "would". Just do it!

Αυτό το τραγούδι, παρεμπιπτόντως, το χόρεψα χθες. Βίκυ, έχασες πάσα ιδέα;
« Last Edit: 18 Jul, 2008, 13:09:38 by wings »


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Το αντίθετο. Ανέβηκες πολλά κλικ στην εκτίμησή μου. :-)



 

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