Lloyd Price

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Lloyd Price | CC Rider Blues | lloydprice.jpg

Singer, songwriter, bandleader, businessman, record producer and record company executive Lloyd Price was born on March 9, 1933 and rose to international fame in the 1950s with a string of hit recordings including “Personality” which is probably the most famous of his recordings. He was discovered in 1952 by Art Rupe of Specialty Records, and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” became his first successful record. In 1954 he was called up for national service. Between 1957 and 1959 he made his famous sequence of successful records for ABC Records.

He is associated with Wilson Pickett, Larry Williams, Little Richard and many others.

His recording “Such a mess” was issued on ILP 920, “50 minutes 24 seconds of recorded dynamite”.

Updated 23 August 2016

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2 thoughts on “Lloyd Price

  1. Paul, I think the Lloyd Price track is titled ‘Such a Mess’. It was originally the B side of Lloyd’s KRC 5000 single ‘No Limit To Love’ in 1958. There is a video of it on you tube which starts with footage of the saucy 50’s glamour gal Miss Bettie Page!

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