This was a bit of a last minute choice. My back was hurting and I thought I needed something with a bit of zing to raise my mood!
Larry Williams should have been a megastar. He’s as good as any of the other Rockers with a string of great rockin’ songs – Slow Down, Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Bony Mononie, Bad Boy, She Said Yeah and Short Fat Fannie.
He came out of New Orleans and was always in the shadow of Little Richard. It didn’t help that Larry became a bit of a gun totin’ gangster. He was pimping and selling drugs – a career that ended up with him being shot in the head (reported as suicide but open to debate).
Today I’m going to play my Larry Williams real loud!!