Monday, July 18, 2016

Larry Williams

was an R & B and rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer and pianist from New Orleans. He is best know for writing and recording many late 50's rock and roll classics, including Bony Moronie, Slow Down, Dizzie Miss Lizzie, Bad Boy and She Said Yeah, which were recorded by many British Invasion groups. It's fair to say John Lennon was influenced by Larry Williams. He lived an unsettled life, mixed with tremendous success, drug abuse and underworld violence. Williams was found dead of a gun shot wound at age 44. He is a true rock & roll legend.

Bad Boy
This Old Heart
Rockin' Pneumonia
Slow Down
Iko Iko
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Dizzie Miss Lizzie
Bony Maronie

Friday, January 29, 2016

Paul Gayten

This unissued gem was written by the great New Orleans band leader Paul Gayten in 1949 and was recorded by many artists including Nat King Cole. He died in 1991. Released in 2015.

For You My Love