Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 25th, 2018 - I'm A Georgia Peach

Good afternoon!  The Meista here today departing from my usual metal with a pairing of "The Georgia Peach", a compilation album of legendary rocker Little Richard and a Stone I'm Peach Double IPA from Stone Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Little Richard
  • Title: "The Georgia Peach"
  • Recorded: September 13th, 1955 through October 18th, 1957 at WBML Studio in Macon, Georgia
  • Release date: 1991
  • Record company: Specialty Records
  • Production: Bumps Blackwell 
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Little Richard (lead and backing vocals and piano)
  • Additional musicians: Justin Adams (guitar), Lee Allen (tenor saxophone), Edgar Blanchard (guitar), Clifford Burks (tenor saxophone), Charles Connor (drums), Nathaniel Douglas (guitar), Frank Fields (bass), Clarence Ford (baritone and tenor saxophones), Edward Frank (piano), Lloyd Lambert (bass), Roy Montrell (guitar), Oscar Moore (drums), Earl Palmer (drums), Grady Gaines (tenor saxophone), Jewell L. Grant (baritone saxophone), Samuel Parker (baritone saxophone), William Harvey Pyles (guitar), Renald Richard (trumpet), Olsie Robinson (bass), Huey "Piano" Smith (piano), Wilbert Smith (tenor saxophone), and Alvin "Red" Tyler (baritone saxophone)
  • Musical style: Rock and roll, soul, R&B
  • Sound: This is it... the definitive sound that launched Little Richard into stardom and would create rock and roll as we know it!  The songs are characterized by Little Richards rollicking piano wizardry along with his wild falsetto and huge vocal range... magic!!
  • Major themes: Life, love, heartbreak, sexual innuendo, , etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Tutti Frutti"
  2. "Baby"
  3. "I'm Just A Lonely Guy"
  4. "True Fine Mama"
  5. "Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey!"
  6. "Slippin' And Slidin'"
  7. "Long Tall Sally"
  8. "Miss Ann"
  9. "Oh Why?"
  10. "Ready Teddy"
  11. "Hey Hey Hey Hey"
  12. "Rip It Up"
  13. "Lucille"
  14. "Heeby Jeebies"
  15. "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave"
  16. "Shake A Hand"
  17. "All Around The World"
  18. "She's Got It"
  19. "Jenny, Jenny"
  20. "Good Golly Miss Molly"
  21. "The Girl Can't Help It"
  22. "Send Me Some Lovin'"
  23. "Ooh! My Soul"
  24. "Keep A Knockin'"
  25. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, California)
  • Website: https://www.stonebrewing.com/
  • Brew: Stone I'm Peach Double IPA
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) / Imperial IPA (IIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 8.8%
  • Ingredients: Loral and Mosaic hops with peaches
  • Pour: The Stone I'm Peach pours a hazy golden peach hue with a billowy, 2-finger white head with great retention and lots of intricate, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, hoppy, floral, and malty.  There are big aromas of fresh peaches, apricot, grapefruit rind, tangerine along with wild flowers, light pine resin, and sweet caramel.  
  • Taste: Well-balanced, the taste of the Stone I'm Peach is very peachy upfront followed by lots of citrus and sweet malt along with more subtle dank and herbal flavors.  There are notes of fresh peaches, apricot, pink grapefruit, orange, toffee, and softer, more subtle notes of pine and black tea.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet sticky and thick and boozy with a mildly bitter and sweet finish that lingers.
Overall pairing: The Stone I'm Peach Double IPA is a fruity, yet complex and deliciously bold DIPA, which I think works really well with the rock and roll mastery, flamboyance, and panache of the ultimate showman and original rock and roll king, Little Richard!

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