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Tutti Frutti

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Fifty years ago Little Richard recorded one of the first great records of rock'n'roll - Tutti Frutti. It came out of a different world than that of the young, white fans who bought it -the black sub-culture of female impersonators of the segregated South. In New Orleans, historian
Marybeth Hamilton talks to those who remember that time and visits the Dew Drop Inn where Little Richard joined in a culture of ventriloquists, voodoo dancers and can-can skirted men. producer Tim Dee


Little Richard
Tutti Frutti.
Marybeth Hamilton
Little Richard
Tim Dee

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