Album Details

RELEASE
August 29, 2006
LABEL
Specialty Records
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Early R&B, Rock & Roll, New Orleans R&B

Album Review

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.
Al Campbell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Lawdy Miss Clawdyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lawdy-miss-clawdy/id184817128?i=184817131&uo=5
  2. Tell Me Pretty Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tell-me-pretty-baby/id184817128?i=184817135&uo=5
  3. Ain't It a Shame?http://itunes.apple.com/album/aint-it-a-shame/id184817128?i=184817138&uo=5
  4. Oooh-Oooh-Ooohhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/oooh-oooh-oooh/id184817128?i=184817141&uo=5
  5. Where You At?http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  6. Oo-Ee Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/oo-ee-baby/id184817128?i=184817148&uo=5
  7. Restless Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/restless-heart/id184817128?i=184817151&uo=5
  8. Mailman Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mailman-blues/id184817128?i=184817162&uo=5
  9. Tryin' to Find Someone to Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tryin-to-find-someone-to-love/id184817128?i=184817165&uo=5
  10. Let Me Come Home Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/let-me-come-home-baby/id184817128?i=184817168&uo=5
  11. If Crying Was Murderhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/if-crying-was-murder/id184817128?i=184817171&uo=5
  12. What's the Matter Now?http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  13. Lord, Lord, Amen!http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  14. Rock 'n' Roll Dancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/rock-n-roll-dance/id184817128?i=184817191&uo=5
  15. R.M. Blues [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  16. Pink Champagne [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  17. Please Send Me Someone to Love [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  19. Dream Girl [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  20. The Things That I Used to Do [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  21. Long Tall Sally [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  22. I'll Come Running Back to You [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  23. Leavin' It All Up to You [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
  24. Dizzy Miss Lizzy [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/specialty-profiles-lloyd-price/id184817128?uo=5
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