How badass is Larry Williams? If you've heard of him, you likely know. (He's been here before, several times.) If you haven't heard of him, I'll bite my tongue. His songs have been covered by the Beatles, the Stones, the Who and Led Zeppelin. And Little Richard. And a thousand others, but you get the idea. If that doesn't make you want to check him out, then adding that his seminal recordings were on Specialty probably won't mean a thing, or that he did some damn good semi-Northern soul sides with Johnny Guitar Watson in the second half of the sixties. No, you'll just keep walking around like that.
The always peckin' Boogaloo Time just did a Larry Williams post with eight songs, including three the Beatles covered. There's a few others down there too because it's a link dump kinda night.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Larry Williams - She Said Yeah mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Larry Williams - Short Fat Annie mp3 at The New LoFi
Larry Williams - Eight songs at Boogaloo Time
With Johnny Guitar Watson:
The Larry Williams Show (with Johnny Watson) - Two mp3s and LP at Groove Addict
Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Larry Williams - The Best of the Okeh Years - Four mp3s and an LP at Groove Addict
Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Larry Williams - Two For the Price of One - One mp3 and an LP at Groove Addict
High resolution version of above photo at Ace Records