Craft Recordings has announced a 75th anniversary campaign for groundbreaking R&B label Specialty Records. On August 6, Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records will arrive on CD, LP, and digital platforms, and Craft promises that further releases from the Specialty catalogue will arrive over the next year. The 18 tracks on Rip It Up spotlight the incendiary R&B and, later, rock-and-roll that put Specialty on the map. (Perhaps Specialty’s gospel offerings will be recognized on a future release.) Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Larry Williams, and Percy Mayfield are among the artists represented.