Lloyd Price

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Stagger Lee Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
I'm Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Personality Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Just Because Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Stagger Lee Lloyd Price The Best Of Rock & Roll Vol. 1
Come Into My Heart Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price Golden Legends: Lloyd Price
Lady Luck Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Just Because Lloyd Price The Very Best of Lloyd Price
Stagger Lee Lloyd Price Walk Don't Run
That's Love Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Just Because Lloyd Price Golden Legends: Lloyd Price
Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day) Lloyd Price Golden Legends: Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price The Wonderful World of the 50's - 100 Hit Songs
Personality Lloyd Price Mr. Personality
Just Because Lloyd Price 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Lloyd Price
Just Because Lloyd Price 60s Soul Sessions
Personality Lloyd Price 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price Hits of New Orleans Blues
Personality Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits
Personality Lloyd Price The Very Best of Lloyd Price
Just Because Lloyd Price Jukebox Favorites
Just Because Lloyd Price Lloyd Price: Legends
Just Because Lloyd Price Mr. Personality
Won'tcha Come Home Billie Baby Lloyd Price Lawdy It's Lloyd - [The Dave Cash Collection]
Won'tcha Come Home Billie Baby Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Find You Lloyd Price The Price Is Right
Personality Lloyd Price Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price Lloyd Price: Legends
Personality Lloyd Price Wanted Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price The Best Of Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price Lloyd Price: Take Ten
Personality Lloyd Price The Great Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price Golden Legends: Lloyd Price
Personality Lloyd Price Mr Personality
Personality Lloyd Price Stagger Lee / Personality
Personality Lloyd Price The Price Is Right
Why Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day?) Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Have You Ever Had The Blues? Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Three Little Pigs Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Wont'cha Come Home Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Never Let Me Go Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
No If's - No And's Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Question Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
You Better Know What You're Doin' Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Stagger Lee - Bandstand Version Lloyd Price Lloyd Price Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Just Because Lloyd Price Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price (born 9 March 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana) was a soul music star and early rock and roll pioneer who had a big hit with “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, a track he wrote (featuring Fats Domino on piano) that topped the R&B charts for seven weeks in 1952. Staying with Specialty Records, Price then released "Oooh, Oooh, Oooh", "Restless Heart", "Tell Me Pretty Baby" and "Ain't It a Shame". He was then drafted and ended up in Korea from 1953-1956. After returning from the military, Price became more financially savvy than many of his fellow early Rock n Roll and gritty R&B artists. In 1957, he decided to launch his own label KRC (Kent Record Company) and retain control of his masters, leasing his tracks to labels like Atlantic and later ABC-Paramount in an arrangement that likely inspired Ray Charles to do the same. His first single after returning from Korea was "Just Because". That was followed by a massive hit, "Stagger Lee", which has appeared in many multi-artist collection albums and served as one of Price's best known songs. Television host Dick Clark insisted the violent content of the track, which lyrically describes a shooting based on a gambling fight, be toned down when Price appeared on the popular but highly sanitized show American Bandstand. Price’s biggest year was likely 1959, during which he had four hit records: “Personality,” “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day),” “I’m Gonna Get Married” and “Come Into My Heart.” His increasing entrepreneurial efforts soon included new record labels and starting the Turntable nightclub in New York City. Price's Double L Records, started with partner Harold Logan discovered Wilson Pickett, who got his career started on their label. Price's biggest hit for Double-l was a 1963 revival of the old standard "Misty", but his remaining efforts at hitmaking drew little national attention. He signed briefly to Monument in 1964 and then Reprise, and later to JAD and to his own Turntable imprint to no avail. By 1971, he was recording in Muscle Shoals his own cover version of BJ Thomas hit "Hooked On A Feeling" for Scepter but the arrangement failed to catch fire. In 1974 Price was a partner of boxing promoter Don King who staged the famous music festival in Zaire featuring James Brown, B.B. King, Etta James, Bill Withers, The Spinners, and the Fania All Stars as documented in Spike Lee's film about the Ali vs Foreman fight "When We Were Kings" Price continued touring with a 9 piece group in the 1970's, issuing some singles on the GFS label, but seemingly retired for awhile. He then returned to performing and touring in 1993, when Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Gary U.S. Bonds accompanied him on a European tour. He was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of fame in 1998, and can still occasionally be seen on PBS performing during oldies revue concerts, or during fundraising breaks such as during a recent Sam Cooke documentary special, and remains surprisingly youthful despite well over 50 years in the music business. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.