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Little Richard Canadian Discography

Compiled by Piers A. Hemmingsen.

Source: David Whatmough







There were three basic label formats for both 78s and 45s on the Phonodisc/Regency label:

1. Cream label with purple print (first 3 releases)
2. Green label with silver print (561 through 823)
3. Green label with black print (final release 956)


Regency also added an 'X" to the 45 RPM release number for issues up to approx. 673X. This X was used to denote that the release was a 45 and not a 78. Later on the prefix "R-nnn" was used for 45 RPM discs.

Regency 501X Little Richard Long Tall Sally /Slippin' And Slidin'
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cream label with purple print, March 1956
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USA Specialty 572
Regency 511X Little Richard Rip It Up / Ready Teddy
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June 1956. Was released in the USA as Specialty 579
Regency 538X Little Richard She's Got It / Heeby Jeebies
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October 1956, label format TBD. Released in the USA as Specialty 584.






*** Label change at this point - start of green label with silver print





Regency 561X Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It / All Around The World
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December 1956, Released in the USA as Specialty 591
Regency 571X Little Richard Tutti Frutti / I'm Just A Lonely Guy
probably January 1957, Released in the USA as Specialty 561
Regency 597X Little Richard Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin'
February 1957, Released in the USA as Specialty 598
Regency 623X Little Richard Maybe I'm Right / I Love My Baby
probably April 1957, Released in the USA as Specialty 1673
Regency 633X Little Richard Jenny Jenny / Miss Ann
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August 1957, Released in the USA as Specialty 606
Regency 668X Little Richard Keep A Knockin' / Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
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August 1957, Released in the USA as Specialty 611
Regency 711 Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly / Hey Hey Hey
January 1958, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 624
Regency 732 Little Richard Ooh! My Soul / True Fine Mama
May 1958, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 633






*** No more 78 RPM releases after 739. At this point the X suffix for 45s is replaced by an "R-" prefix.





Regency R-754 Little Richard Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo (I'll Never Let You Go) / Baby Face
July 1958, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 645
Regency R-766 Little Richard Early One Morning / She Knows How To Rock
November 1958, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 652
Regency R-782 Little Richard Wonderin' / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Probably January 1959, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 660
Regency R-799 Little Richard Kansas City / Lonesome And Blue
April 1959, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 664
Regency R-817 Little Richard Whole Lotta Shakin' / Maybe I'm Right
August 1959, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 680
Regency R-823 Little Richard Baby / I Got It
August 1959, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 681






*** At this point, the label switches to green with black print.





R-956 Little Richard Annie Is Back / Bama Lama Lama Loo
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April 1964, Releaed in the USA as Specialty 692




Canadian Specialty EPs (Extended Play 45 RPM disc) Issued On The Phonodisc / Regency label

As many as six EPs were issued in Canada between March 1957 and July 1958. These featured imported heavier cardboard picture covers showing the Specialty catalogue numbers. Inside these imported covers were Canadian pressed discs.

EP Regency SEP-400 Little Richard
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March 1957 - Specialty Series
Side 1 - Long Tall Sally, Miss Ann
Side 2 - She's Got It, Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
EP Regency SEP-401 Little Richard
March 1957 - Specialty Series
Side 1 - Slippin' And Slidin' / Oh Why ?
Side 2 - Ready Teddy / Baby
EP Regency SEP-402 Little Richard
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March 1957 - Specialty Series
Side 1 - Tutti-Frutti , True Fine Mama
Side 2 - Rip It Up , Jenny Jenny
EP Regency SEP-403 Little Richard
July 1958 - Specialty Series
Side 1 - Keep A Knockin' , By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Side 2 - Lucille , Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
EP Regency SEP-404 Little Richard
July 1958 - Specialty Series
Side 1 - Ooh ! My Soul , All Around The World
Side 2 - Good Golly, Miss Molly , Baby Face
EP Regency SEP-405 Little Richard
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July 1958 - Specialty Series
Side 1 - Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo , The Girl Can't Help It
Side 2 - Send Me Some Lovin' , Heeby-Jeebies




Canadian Specialty Albums Issued On The Phonodisc / Regency label

Regency SP 100 Little Richard Here's Little Richard
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March 1957, the cover is imported from USA. Long Tall Sally is the first track on Side 2. The first LP by Little Richard was originally issued on the green Regency label as SP-100 but was re-numbered as SP-2100 for the later issue. This later issued was probably manufactured in 1961. The SP-2100 number fits in with the numbering of his other early Lps on Regency.
Regency 2103 Little Richard Little Richard
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July 1958
Regency 2104 Little Richard The Fabulous Little Richard
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March 1959








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