Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price ( born March 9, 1933, Kenner, Louisiana ) is an American rhythm and blues and rock ' n' roll singer who was especially successful in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Price grew up in Kenner, a suburb of New Orleans, where he became familiar through the jukebox in the fish shop of his mother at an early stage with the music of Louis Jordan, Amos Milburn, Jimmy and Joe Liggins and Roy Milton. Together with his young brother Leo put Price in the early 1950s together a band that played mainly in the area connoisseur. In such an appearance Dave Bartholomew was aware of the young singer. As a result, Price got in 1952 a contract with Specialty Records. His composition Lawdy Miss Clawdy soared to the top of the R & B charts and is now considered classics. This was followed by the hits Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Restless Heart, Tell Me Pretty Baby and Is not It a Shame, then had to Price to the military and was sent to Korea.

After his return, he and Harold Logan and Bill Boskent own label called KRC Records. By the ballad Just Because, first published on KRC, ABC - Paramount became aware of Price and he got there in 1957 a record deal. Stagger Lee, his version of the folk songs Stack -a- Lee, managed in 1958 to both the peak of the R & B and the pop charts. 1959 followed the hits Where Were You ( On Our Wedding Day )? , Personality, I'm Gonna Get Married and Come Into My Heart. 1960 Price had with Lady Luck and Questionmark success.

1962 adopted Price from ABC - Paramount and, together with Logan Double L Records, where Wilson Pickett made ​​his first recordings. Later, the two launched yet another label, Turntable Records. However, after Logan was murdered in 1969, moved to Price turned fully from the music scene. He moved to Africa, where she helped financially and Muhammad Ali in two boxing matches. In the early 1980s, Price returned to America, but continued to perform on non-public until it in 1993 on a European tour with Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Gary "U.S." Bonds attended.

In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Discography ( Singles )

Specialty Records

  • Lawdy Miss Crawdy / Mailman Blues ( 1952)
  • Oooh - Oooh - Oooh (1952 )
  • Restless Heart (1952 )
  • Is not It A Shame? (1953)
  • Tell Me Pretty Baby ( 1953)

KRC Records

  • Just Because (1957 )

ABC - Paramount

  • Stagger Lee ( 1959)
  • Where Were You ( On Our Wedding Day? ) ( 1959)
  • Personality ( 1959)
  • I'm Gonna Get Married ( 1959)
  • Three Little Pigs (1959 )
  • Come Into My Heart ( 1960)
  • Wont'cha Come Home (1960 )
  • Lady Luck ( 1960)
  • Never Let Me Go (1960 )
  • No If 's - No And 's ( 1960)
  • For Love (1960 )
  • Question ( 1960)
  • Just Call Me (And I'll Understand ) ( 1960)
  • Misty (1963 )
  • Billie Baby ( 1964)
  • Bad Conditions (1969 )
  • Trying To Slip ( Away ) ( 1973)