HOO-123522

Larry Williams Here's Larry Williams

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THE CROWN PRINCE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL

INCLUDES 12 BONUS TRACKS
 
Born in New Orleans and raised in California, Larry Williams is from the hard-driving "upsetting" school of R&B, whose fellow classmates included Little Richard and Robert Parker. He was a good-looking, piano-pounding singer songwriter – a rough, rowdy Rock & Roller who wrote and recorded some of the best songs of the 50s. A seriously underrated artist, his influence reached far beyond his meager chart tally. John Lennon was a big Williams fan and The Beatles covered no less than three of his prime cuts on their earlier albums!. This release contains Williams’ magnificent debut album, Here’s Larry Williams (1959), which was re-mastered from the original tapes. In addition, a bunch of B-sides and alternate takes from his early and best years on the Specialty Records label as bonus tracks.
These recordings feature a virtual who's who of great session men including Barney Kessel, Lee Allen, Earl Palmer, René Hall, Plas Johnson, Roy Montrell and Harold Battiste, among others.

16-PAGE BOOKLET- RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES

LARRY WILLIAMS, vocals & piano, plus:


René Hall, Barney Kessel (guitar)
Ralph Hamilton, Ted Brinson (bass)
Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone)
Alvin "Red" Taylor (baritone saxophone),
Gerald Wilson (trumpet)
Ernie Freeman (piano)
Earl Palmer (drums),
The Blossoms (backing vocals), among others.

Recorded between 1957 and 1959, at Master Recorders Studios
(Hollywood, USA) and J&M Studios (New Orleans, USA).

TRACKS:

01 SHORT FAT FANNIE 2:26
02 MAKE A LITTLE LOVE 2:03
03 HOOTCHY-KOO 2:36
04 LAWDY MISS CLAWDY 2:13
05 PEACHES AND CREAM 2:01
06 GIVE ME LOVE 2:03
07 BONY MORONIE 3:17
08 LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL 1:53
09 DIZZY, MISS LIZZY 2:12
10 TEARDROPS 2:23
11 YOU BUG ME, BABY 1:52
12 TING-A-LING 2:04

BONUS TRACKS
13 JUST BECAUSE 2:49
14 SLOW DOWN 2:45
15 LET ME TELL YOU BABY 2:37
16 THE DUMMY 1:59
17 HIGH SCHOOL DANCE 2:52
18 BAD BOY 2:18
19 SHE SAID, YEAH 1:51
20 SLOW DOWN (Alternate Take) 3:16
21 SHORT FAT FANNIE (Alternate Take) 2:59
22 STEAL A LITTLE KISS 2:31
23 YOU BUG ME, BABY (Alternate Take) 1:15
23 I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU 2:34

TOTAL TIME: 56:33

Reference: HOO-123522
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263365
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028693719