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The Complete Releases 1957-61

Larry Williams
Styles: Pop, R&B, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4394
Larry Williams was a blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll singer from New Orleans, who was a contemporary and close associate of Little Richard and Lloyd Price, and who registered a series of influential landmark rock ‘n’ roll hits during the late ‘50s with “Short Fat Fannie”, “Bony Moronie” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzie”. He worked as a chauffeur for Lloyd price for a while, as well as playing in the his band and those of Roy Brown and Percy Mayfield, and through his connections with Price and Little Richard got a deal with the Specialty label. When Little Richard quit rock ‘n’ roll to take up the ministry, producer Robert Blackwell groomed Williams to step into his shoes, and in 1959 he scored Top 10 R&B and pop hits with “Short Fat Fannie” and Bony Moronie”. He could not maintain the flow of hits, but recorded many classics which were later recorded by major artists, with The Beatles reviving “Dizzy Miss Lizzie”, “Slow Down” and “Bad Boy” and The Rolling Stones recording “She Said Yeah”, while “Bony Moronie” became a staple of rock ‘n’ roll bands the world over. This 32-track CD comprises every track he released, naturally including all those well-known titles, during this first and most important period of his career up until the time that he was incarcerated for drug offences at the start of the ‘60s, and as such it is a definitive cross-section of his work and an entertaining slice of classic rock ‘n’ roll.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Just Because  Larry Williams
2 Let Me Tell You Baby Larry Williams
3 High School Dance  Larry Williams
4 Short Fat Fannie Larry Williams
5 Boney Moronie  Larry Williams
6 You Bug Me Baby Larry Williams
7 Dizzy Miss Lizzy  Larry Williams
8 Slow Down Larry Williams
9 Hootchy Koo  Larry Williams
10 The Dummy Larry Williams
11 I Was A Fool  Larry Williams
12 Peaches And Cream Larry Williams
13 She Said Yeah  Larry Williams
14 Bad Boy Larry Williams
15 Steal A Little Kiss  Larry Williams
16 I Can't Stop Loving You Larry Williams
17 Give Me Love  Larry Williams
18 Teardrops Larry Williams
19 Ting A Ling  Larry Williams
20 Little Schoolgirl Larry Williams
21 Make A Little Love Larry Williams
22 Lawdy Miss Clawdy Larry Williams
23 My Baby's Got Soul Larry Williams
24 Every Day I Wonder Larry Williams
25 Get Ready Larry Williams
26 Baby, Baby Larry Williams
27 I Wanna Know Larry Williams
28 Like A Gentle Man Larry Williams
29 Oh, Baby Larry Williams
30 I Hear My Baby Larry Williams
31 Lawdy Mama Larry Williams
32 Fresh Out Of Tears Larry Williams
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