Bad Boy of Rock 'n' Roll

Bad Boy of Rock 'n' Roll

by Larry Williams


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Essential late '50s R&B by one of rocks' most nefarious characters. Specialty Records released Williams from his contract in 1959 after he was sent to prison for drug dealing. The singer/pianist expired from a gunshot in 1980 that was rumored a hit but ruled self-inflicted. Bad career choice aside, Williams uncorks with unbridled fury on his classic musical caricatures: "Short Fat Fannie," "Bony Moronie," "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and 21 others. He recorded these in New Orleans with some of the city's finest young musicians--Art Neville (piano), Leo Morris b.k.a. Idris Muhammad (drums) and Lee Allen (tenor sax). Early, raw R&B at its best.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/1999
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667170925
catalogNumber: 709

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Williams   Primary Artist
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Art Neville   Piano
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Ted Brinson   Bass
Frank Fields   Bass
Jewell L. Grant   Baritone Saxophone
Rene Hall   Guitar
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Willard McDaniel   Piano
Roy Montrell   Guitar
Leo Morris   Drums
Earl Palmer   Drums
Richard Payne   Bass
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Charles "Hungry" Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Stuart Colman   Liner Notes

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