Covers: Directly from My Heart to You

The original version was recorded by Little Richard backed by Johnny Otis in 1953 but not released until later.  It was covered by the Mothers of Invention led by Frank Zappa.  Their version featured Don “Sugarcane” Harris on violin and vocals.  It’s on the album Weasels Ripped My Flesh which has an amazing cover by Neon Park.  The album was released in 1970 but this track was recorded in 1969.

Little Richard (1953)

The Mothers of Invention (1970)

Here’s a much longer version of the Mothers cover with a long guitar solo. It was recently released on The Hot Rats Sessions.

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