By Chip Deffaa
Updated April 22, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Specialty Story

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Just how electrifying was Little Richard when he emerged in the ’50s? Listen to this five-CD set, The Specialty Story, which gathers 130 songs recorded by the L.A.-based label Specialty (and its predecessor, Juke Box) between 1944 and ’64. Specialty had other R&B greats, including Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls (both heard here with early gospel groups), and Wynona Carr. Unfortunately, they share space with lightweights like Roddy Jackson, who lower the box’s overall rating.

The Specialty Story

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