Tuesday, May 11, 2021

RIP Lloyd Price

One of the legends of R&B passed away recently, Lloyd Price was 88.

"Mr. Personality" was a hell of a shouter and a major influence on the New Orleans R&B sound having recorded in the early days for Specialty Records which laid the groundwork for modern day rock and roll. 

Price is a personal favorite of RtBE a man who blended a NYC tough style with the NOLA r&b roll and crafted such killer songs as "Stagger Lee", "Ooh Ooh Ooh" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" which my band Angels & Vagabonds have covered many times. There have been quite a few drunken nights at Billymarks West as well singing Price, "Stagger Lee" in particular, as his tunes are still rollicking and joyful. 

To celebrate the man's life let's listen to some of his songs:


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