In an interview, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Little Richard told me that the beat/tempo of the song was inspired by a train ride. The click-clack and pace of that train ride was the basis for "Lucille," recorded for Specialty records this day in 1957. Enjoy a lip-synced version of the song below, in glorious black and white. One can almost hear the train in the song's driving, cooking beat.

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