Larry Williams. If you don't know that name, you should. He was an early rocker, filling the void for Specialty Records when Little Richard went back his religious thing in 1957. His star rose and dimmed within the space of a few years, but it was long enough for him to be heard by the Beatles, who covered three of his songs ("Slow Down", Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and "Bad Boy") and the Stones ("She Said Yeah"). He did record later, but it was those early records that have been covered a million times. "Boney Moronie", for instance, was covered by Johnny Burnette, the Standells, Dick Dale and Bill Haley just to name a few. "Short Fat Fannie" was covered by Ronnie Self, Billy Preston and Little Richard. You get the idea. This is a guy you should be hep to.
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Larry Williams - Bad Boy mp3 at Internet Archive
Larry Williams - She Said Yeah mp3 at Internet Archive
Larry Williams - Thirty one other songs at Internet Archive Note: In the right column, under "Download options" click on "VBR MP3 Files"