The Complete Singles As & Bs 1952-62
Styles: Pop, R&B, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ACTRCD9066
Following in the wake of Fats Domino, Lloyd Price helped define the distinctive New Orleans R&B sound when he recorded his landmark 1952 No. 1 R&B hit “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” at his very first session for Specialty, with Domino on piano, and had a string of R&B Top 10 hits before being drafted in 1954. On his return, he had been usurped by Little Richard and Larry Williams, and eventually set up his own label KRC before signing to ABC-Paramount, re-inventing himself as a rock ‘n’ roll chart topper with his 1958 pop and R&B No. 1 “Stagger Lee”, following it up with the pop/R&B crossover classics “Personality” and “I'm Gonna Get Married”, and racking up a dozen more hits through into the early ‘60s. This great value 78-track 3-CD set comprises all his A & B sides for those labels from his debut through to 1962, naturally features all his big successes, including his other Top 5 hits “Oooh Oooh Oooh”, “Restless Heart”, “Ain't It A Shame”, “Where Were You On Our Wedding Day”, “Come Into My Heart”, “Lady Luck” and “Question”. It’s a thorough and entertaining trawl across the first, and most successful, ten years of his career.