Saturday, May 09, 2020
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! LITTLE RICHARD RECORDED THE BEST VERSION OF OUR 'KANSAS CITY' ANTHEM!!!
Rock & Roll fans all around the world pay tribute to the memory of Little Richard today.
Here's our favorite headline so far:
SLATE: Little Richard’s Music Was Dangerous, But So Is Freedom
More to the point . . .
RESOLVED: LITTLE RICHARD RECORDED THE "KANSAS CITY" SONG BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE!!!
Admittedly, I'm partial to the Wilbert Harrison version but here's an alternative argument . . .
One of our favorite former KCMO Council members offers an important note regarding the Kansas City connection rock 'n roll history and the passing of a legend today . . .
"Did you know that Little Richard recorded one of the very best renditions of "Kansas City" . . . He recorded two versions of the song In 1955 and released Kansas City Hey-Hey-Hey In 1959.
"In 1964, the Beatles, who adored Little Richard, also recorded his version of Kansas City."
And this inspires our playlist tonight and TKC tribute to Little Richard tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.