Little Richard based a lot of his act and appearance on Esquerita. They tried to make him a replacement for Richard when he left the biz in the 50s. That didn’t work out.
His Rock stuff had all the Little Richard trademarks – the ooohs and aaahs – and his hairstyle had the biggest pompadour ever.
Esquerita – All the Best (FULL ALBUM – BEST OF R&B – BEST OF ROCK) – YouTube
6 thoughts on “Today’s Music to keep me SsSSAaAaAaaNNnneEeee in Isolation – Esquerita”
Wow, amazing. I clearly don’t know anything about anything. Thanks for this!
Cheers Damone. He’s a seminal force ain’t he?
I must say, it was really news. A similar thing happened before when someone told me David Lee Roth pulled a lot from Jim Dandy, and I thought, “Who’s Jim Dandy?” I love discovering these things and having my views shaken around a bit. Thanks, the guy is great. Hope you’re well!
I’m well thanks Damone. I’m a mind of useless information on Rock Music. It comes from running a History of Rock course and writing books on it. Cheers Damone. Stay safe! Keep on Rockin’.
Thank you, Opher, I appreciate it! You too!