A. Little Richard - Poor Dog (Who Can't Wag His Own Tail)
B. Little Richard - A Little Bit Of Something
LITTLE RICHARD (born Richard Wayne Penniman) needs “little” introduction the UK soul fan having enjoyed a string of Northern Soul collectables on Vee-Jay, Kent, Modern, Brunswick and, of course, Okeh. He is perhaps most fondly remembered for his floorshaker “I Don’t Want To Discuss It” (Outta Sight OSV057), although our two featured classics must come close. Both “Poor Dog” and “A Little Bit Of Something” have cult status having originally been spun on the embryonic Northern/Mod scene at the legendary Twisted Wheel club in Manchester. Wigan Casino DJ Dave Evison revived “Poor Dog” as a Mr M’s Oldie before taking it downstairs to the main ballroom where it cemented its ‘Hall Of Fame’ legacy.