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Larry Williams

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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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Larry Williams (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS) Larry Williams: Larry Williams (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS) Art-Nr.: 45KMEP103

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(Koko Mojo) 4-Track EP - With picture sleeve, 45rpm, wide center hole - Larry Williams was born Lawrence Edward Williams on 10 May 1935 in New Orleans. Louisiana. He learned piano when he was seven. When he was ten his family moved to...
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Hocus Pocus - More Unreleased Magic Vaults From Specialty (LP) Larry Williams: Hocus Pocus - More Unreleased Magic Vaults From... Art-Nr.: LPSP2162

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(Specialty) 15 tracks - Originally sealed 1986 'Specialty' LP album
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Specialty Profiles (CD) Larry Williams: Specialty Profiles (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPEC30115

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(2006/Specialty) 14 tracks
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The Legends Of Specialty Series - Larry Williams - Bad Boy (LP) Larry Williams: The Legends Of Specialty Series - Larry... Art-Nr.: LPSP7002

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(1990/Specialty) 20 tracks - Original Specialty recordings from 'The Bad Boy Of Rock 'n' Roll'! The 2-Lp album is originally sealed!
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Here's Larry Williams (CD) Larry Williams: Here's Larry Williams (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSP2109

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(Specialty) 12 tracks, reissue of the original 1959 album!
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That Larry Williams: The Resurrection Of Funk (CD) Larry Williams: That Larry Williams: The Resurrection Of Funk (CD) Art-Nr.: AN_512294

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(​2013/Real Gone) 7 tracks (34:58). R&B legend Larry Williams goes funky on this long-lost 1978 gem. CD-debut for the only album he issued in the 70s.
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Here's Larry Williams (CD, Japan) Larry Williams: Here's Larry Williams (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDPCD1910

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(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...
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Get Ready Baby - The Chess Collection Larry Williams: Get Ready Baby - The Chess Collection Art-Nr.: LPSR1008

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(2014/Sleazy) 11 tracks, the complete Chess material, recorded between 1959 and 1961, incl. an alt. take!
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Alacazam - Specialty Recordings Larry Williams: Alacazam - Specialty Recordings Art-Nr.: LPCH203

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(1987/Ace) 16 tracks, original Specialty recordings!
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Live On Stage - Greatest Hits Larry Williams: Live On Stage - Greatest Hits Art-Nr.: CDHPR01

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(2011/HOCUS POCUS) 23 tracks (73:28) taken from the albums 'On Stage' (Sue Records 1965) recorded in GB! and 'Greatest Hits' (Okeh 1967).
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Here's Larry Williams...plus (CD) Larry Williams: Here's Larry Williams...plus (CD) Art-Nr.: CD263365

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(2010/HOODOO) 24 tracks 1957-59 with 16 page booklet.
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Old Rock New Roll #15 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS Larry Williams: Old Rock New Roll #15 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS Art-Nr.: EMI94159

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Short Fat Fannie - High SChool Dance 7inch, 45rpm Larry Williams: Short Fat Fannie - High SChool Dance 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: SP608

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At His Finest - Specialty R&R Years (2-CD) Larry Williams: At His Finest - Specialty R&R Years (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCH21021

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(1950 'Specialty') (116:33/47) Along with Little Richard, Larry Williams is rightly considered as one of the greatest black rockers - and both artists recorded for Art Rupe's Specialty label. This standout double-CD release features all...
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