Specialty Profiles

Specialty Profiles

by Lloyd Price


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Specialty Profiles

As part of the Specialty Profiles series, New Orleans R&B belter Lloyd Price is spotlighted on several tracks he recorded for the Los Angeles-based label between 1952 and 1959. This is raucous R&B, not to be confused with Price's pop hits recorded for ABC-Paramount in the early '60s. The 14 cuts on this compilation combine lesser-heard gems like "If Crying Was Murder" and "Where You At?" with original chart-toppers "Oooh-Oooh-Oooh," "Restless Heart," "Tell Me Pretty Baby," "Ain't It a Shame?," and his first number one hit, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," which featured Fats Domino on piano. This is essential material that should be in any R&B or early rock & roll collection. As an extra bonus, the Specialty Profiles series includes a sampler that showcases R&B gems by Specialty acts of the era, including Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Larry Williams, Percy Mayfield, Don & Dewey, Joe Liggins, Jesse & Marvin, and Guitar Slim.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
Label: Specialty
UPC: 0888072300552
catalogNumber: 30055

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd Price   Primary Artist,Vocals
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet
Duncan Connelly   Musician
Fats Domino   Piano
Frank Fields   Bass
Edward Frank   Piano
Herb Hardesty   Tenor Saxophone
Joseph Harris   Alto Saxophone
William Lundy   Musician
Lawrence E. Marioneaux   Tenor Saxophone
Ernest McLean   Guitar
Charles "Honeyman" Otis   Drums
Earl Palmer   Drums
Larry Price   Vocals
Neely Simmons   Musician
Carl Thomas   Saxophone
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns   Piano
Otis Raymond Duvernay   Bass
Jesse & Marvin   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lloyd Price   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
John Marascalco   Composer

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