9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Art Rupe of Specialty Records went hard after Lloyd Price when Price bought his recording contract out for $1,000.

Rupe hired Price’s cousin Larry Williams to mimic Mr Lloyd and see if they could carve a piece out of Price’s signature sound.

One of Williams’ better songs was Dizzy Miss Lizzy and it’s easy to find online.

Williams’ life ended on this day back in 1980.

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