The story goes something like this: In the late fifties, after a string of hits on Specialty Records, Little Richard finds God, and decides to lay low. The label hurriedly switches gears, deciding to concentrate their push on Lloyd Price, who was already on their label. Wait, but what's this? Price tells them thanks but no thanks, he's leaving to start his own label. As a conciliation, he recommends his driver and former pimp, Larry Williams. Williams was brought into the studio and made the most of the opportunity. His songs are covered about five or six years later by the Beatles and the Stones. That's a pretty good career trajectory.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Larry Williams - Dizzy Miss Lizzie mp3 at Joe Troiano's Blog 1958
Larry Williams - Slow Down mp3 at Mercury Paradise 1958
Larry Williams - She Said Yeah mp3 at Beware of the Blog 1959
Larry Williams - Short Fat Annie mp3 at The New LoFi 1957