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Black Lives Matter is about people being mad as hell who are not going to take it anymore. It looks like good change is on the way. I have hope.
‘Rip It Up: The Best Of Specialty Records’ Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Pioneering Label
18-track collection includes hits by foundational R&B and rock ’n’ roll artists including Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, and Roy Milton
“He got the nickname ‘Mr. Personality’ because of his biggest hit but he also earned that name because he was charismatic, generous, smart, funny, talented with a very kind heart. I am so grateful for everyone who loves his music and have precious memories of his many songs.” – Jacqueline Price
If anyone knows what rock ‘n’ roll is, it is Lloyd Price. Price was there at the beginning … well, before the beginning.
Born in Louisiana, Lloyd Price made a killing from the start. His very first recording for Specialty Records in 1952 became an instant hit. Piano intro courtesy of another New Orleans treasure, Fats Domino. Thanks to “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” Price was an r&b superstar before he could even vote. And the hits kept coming…
Little Walter inducted into the Hall of Fame, the monumental recording session held in Aurora, Illinois, and much more in This Week in Blues Past!