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Larry Williams: Here's Larry Williams (CD, Japan)

(1993/Blues Interactions Japan) 20 Tracks - Rare Japan reissue of the original 1959 Specialty album plus 8 bonus tracks, all songs recorded between 1957-59! Booklet contains English lyrics and Japanese liner notes! Very rare and still factory sealed!

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Williams, Larry - Here's Larry Williams (CD, Japan) CD 1
01 Short Fat Fannie Larry Williams
02 Make A Little Love Larry Williams
03 Hootchy-Koo Larry Williams
04 Lawdy Miss Clawdy Larry Williams
05 Peaches and Cream Larry Williams
06 Give Me Love Larry Williams
07 Bony Maronie Larry Williams
08 Little School Girl Larry Williams
09 Dizzy Miss Lizzy Larry Williams
10 Teardrops Larry Williams
11 You Bug Me, Baby Larry Williams
12 Ting-A-Ling Larry Williams
13 Just Because Larry Williams
14 Let Me Tell You Baby Larry Williams
15 High School Dance Larry Williams
16 Slow Down Larry Williams
17 The Dummy Larry Williams
18 I Was A Fool To Let You Go Larry Williams
19 Bad Boy Larry Williams
20 She Said Yeah Larry Williams
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If one were to argue that this is the absolute best of Larry Williams (the bigger hits notwithstanding), you would have had no argument from John Lennon and many others. Recorded on September 11, 1957 after Little Richard had entered the ministry, it was a calculated shot at Richard’s style, right down to the squeals. The backing musicians included Plas Johnson on sax, Rene Hall on guitar, and Earl Palmer on drums. Upon release, it was confined to the B-side of Dizzy Miss Lizzy, which itself was Larry Williams’ last hit single on Specialty.

Little Richard had not been replaced. Specialty continued to pump out singles by Williams together with an LP, but another major hit eluded them. In 1959, Williams was busted for narcotics possession, and Specialty dropped him. There were more sessions for more labels, and a big blip in his royalty income when the Beatles recorded three of his songs, including this one, but his music income could in no way account for the fact that when he died of gunshot wounds to the head, he was living in Los Angeles’ exclusive Laurel Canyon, drove a Rolls Royce, and had $500,000 stashed on the premises.

He was found on January 7, 1980, but the coroner decided that he’d been dead for five days. There was something earthy, innocent, and almost boyish about Williams’ records, even if his life was anything but…

 

Its origins notwithstanding, Otis’ record has survived in part because of Jimmy Nolen’s beautifully economical guitar. Nolen would go on to more or less invent funk guitar with James Brown. Willie And The Hand Jive charted again in 1966 for the Strangeloves, in the 1974 for Eric Clapton, and in the 1985 for George Thorogood.

 

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Tracklist
Williams, Larry - Here's Larry Williams (CD, Japan) CD 1
01 Short Fat Fannie
02 Make A Little Love
03 Hootchy-Koo
04 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
05 Peaches and Cream
06 Give Me Love
07 Bony Maronie
08 Little School Girl
09 Dizzy Miss Lizzy
10 Teardrops
11 You Bug Me, Baby
12 Ting-A-Ling
13 Just Because
14 Let Me Tell You Baby
15 High School Dance
16 Slow Down
17 The Dummy
18 I Was A Fool To Let You Go
19 Bad Boy
20 She Said Yeah