Larry Williams
Specialty Label

Lawrence E. Williams
Born: May 10, 1935
Died: January 2, 1980
New Orleans

Larry Williams started out as Lloyd Price's valet while Lloyd was recording for Specialty records in the early fifties. When Lloyd left the label, Art Rupe, the president, persuaded Larry to record Lloyd's hit "Just Because". This became Larry's first hit. In the summer of 1957, he recorded "Short Fat Fannie," a song he wrote that became a national hit.

Larry's billboard scores:
June1957Short fat FannieSpecialty
October1957Bony MoronieSpecialty
October1957You bug me, babySpecialty
March1958Dizzy, miss LizzySpecialty