Specialty Profiles has been added to your Basket

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £11.99

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Specialty Profiles
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available

Specialty Profiles Import

Price: £10.07 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by skyvo-direct and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
19 new from £4.58 1 used from £4.57
£10.07 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Only 2 left in stock. Sold by skyvo-direct and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Larry Williams Store


Image of album by Larry Williams


Image of Larry Williams
Visit Amazon's Larry Williams Store
for 9 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Product details

  • Audio CD (29 Aug. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Specialty
  • ASIN: B000H30CBW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,441 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bony Moronie (Album Version)Larry Williams 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Just Because (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Short Fat Fannie (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. High School Dance (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You Bug Me Baby (Album Version)Larry Williams 1:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rockin Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hootchy-Koo (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bad Boy (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Slow Down (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Little School Girl (Album Version)Larry Williams 1:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ting-A-Ling (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Let Me Tell You, Baby (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. She Said Yeah (Album Version)Larry Williams 1:50£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. R.M. BluesRoy Milton & His Solid Senders 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Pink Champagne (Single Version)Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Please Send Me Someone To Love (Album Version)Percy Mayfield 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Single Version)Lloyd Price 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dream Girl (Album Version)Jesse & Marvin 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Things That I Used To Do (Single Version)Guitar Slim 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Long Tall SallyLittle Richard 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I'll Come Running Back To YouSam Cooke 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'm Leaving It All Up To You (Album Version)Don & Dewey 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Album Version)Larry Williams 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. B. Fielden Nicholls on 8 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I waited decades to get my hands on this collection of Larry Williams' most memorable tracks. Missing is 'Peaches and cream' BUT it does include "She said yeah" which is arguably one of the best 50's Rock'n'Roll records ever! A great collection and retains the 'feel' of the dynamics of the 1959 'Specialty' single. Those were the pre-Sony days when record companies knew that juke-box and home record-players listening was important and they provided the excitement of the record without all the modern over-production, peak-limiting, pseudo-stereo and compression! Bring back the Mega-mono format I say. It will come out of all the speakers -so why not?!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Hurricane Jack on 3 Oct. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a fabulous collection of Larry Williams, a most underrated singer songwriter. His best known songs such as Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy, Slow Down and Bony Moronie are included. Being at Specialty Records may have been to his detriment as they already had the great Little Richard and unsure how they promoted Williams. There is a bonus CD with Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Sam Cooke etc that is also a terrific collection of songs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 9 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Larry Williams Greatest Hits - Reviewed by Joe A. Lewis 13 Aug. 2007
By Joe A. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Not as well known as Fats or Little Richard, Larry Williams is nevertheless a shining example of New Orleans 1950s rock and roll. He's probably best know for his "silly songs" like Boney Maroni and Short Fat Fannie (both of which contain wonderul references to other rock and roll songs that were popular at the time). A couple of Larry's "B-sides" were just as good as the "A-sides." Check out High School Dance and Let Me Tell You, Baby. But, the real highlight of this set is the classic Slow Down. If you like raw rock and roll, driving piano, and nasty tenor sax solos, it dooesn't get any better than Slow Down. You won't be dissapointed in this collection!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Let the Beatles & Stones tell you. 8 April 2007
By rick from Boston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
His name may not be the most well known in rock circles, but just ask the Beatles and the Stones about Larry williams! I grew up hearing these songs by my early rock heroes. Now I can see why they respected this man. The versions we all know aren't so diferent from Larry's versions. No need to change a great song. Anyone into the evolution of rock n' roll will want this.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Your Best Bet For His Specialty Sides 24 Dec. 2011
By AvidOldiesCollector - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Singer/songwriter and pianist Larry Williams was born on May 10, 1935 in New Orleans, and his earliest experience came as a teenager in Oakland, California, following a family move to the coast, with a group called The Lemon Drops. When he was 19 he moved back to New Orleans where he met, and became a valet for, and sometimes pianist with, Lloyd Price. He also did some work with the Percy Mayfield and Roy Brown aggregations. At age 20 he became friends with Little Richard (Penniman), with both getting recording contracts with Art Rupe's Specialty label.

By the time Larry scored his first hit single in the spring of 1957, Little Richard already had eight under his belt, but already there were rumblings that he was about to leave the music scene for religious reasons. Rupe therefore began to focus more on Williams as Penniman's logical successor. Larry's first charted single, Just Because, had been written and recorded by Price in 1956 for the tiny KRC label (his own first two hits in 1952 had come with Specialty), but did not chart until March 1957 after being picked up by his new label, ABC-Paramount. The Williams cover finished at a modest # 11 R&B in late April b/w Let Me Tell You Baby on Specialty 597 billed as Larry Williams & His Band.

A couple of months later, with the same billing, he hit the # 1 R&B/# 5 Pop Top 100 spots with Short Fat Fannie which featured a clever amalgam of names from among numerous other hits of the day. The B-side, High School Dance, was a "follow-along" hit on both charts on Specialty 608. Then came the driving Bony Moronie which peaked at # 4 R&B/# 14 Top 100 in November/December 1957 on Specialty 615. The flipside, You Bug Me Baby, also charted at # 45 Pop Top 100.

Rupe certainly thought at the time that he had his Little Richard replacement, and his often frantic and driving wailing had also registered on one of the giants waiting in the wings, a budding group which took special notice of his next effort, Dizzy Miss Lizzy and its B-side, Slow Down. Both big hits in the U.K., for some reason the A-side only reached a low # 69 Pop Hot 100 in the U.S. and was shut out on the R&B charts, while the flip never charted at all. However, both sides, along with another uncharted release, Bad Boy, were among the earliest recordings by The Beatles, reflecting this vastly underrated artist's influence.

No further hits would ensure from his Specialty work, and in 1960 he was sentenced to a prison term for a narcotics offense. In 1967 hade a comeback of sorts in terms of charted singles with Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, a # 23 R&B/# 96 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in March under the billing Larry Williams & Johnny Watson b/w A Quitter Never wins on Okeh 7274, and Nobody, a # 40 R&B in January 1968 under the billing Larry Williams & Johnny Watson With The Kaleidoscope b/w Find Yourself Someone To Love on Okeh 7300.

This great volume which gives you all his key Specialty cuts with extensive liner notes by Colin Escott and great sound reproduction has, as an added bonus, 10 Specialty sides in Disc 2 by other Specialty artists: track 1 - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders; track 2 - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers; track 3 - Percy Mayfield; track 4 - Lloyd Price; track 5 - Jesse & Marvin; track 6 - Guitar Slim; track 7 - Little Richard; track 8 - Sam Cooke; track 9 - Don & Dewey. Larry's Okeh hits and their B-sides can be found in the 101 Distribution release Two For The Price Of One - Larry Williams With Johnny Watson. A perfect combination.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Good Deal on Roots Rock 19 April 2009
By Rosco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Larry Williams' output was very uneven, a half-dozen gems among a larger number of clunkers. But if you like Larry at his best, you'll enjoy this set. Even better than the primary CD is the bonus disc. Drawing on a few hits and many obscure recordings from the Specialty vaults, every song is a winner. All in all, it's a lot of good early Rock for very little money.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I like it. 12 Dec. 2013
By Wetrytoplease - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you love the old Rock and Roll i.e. Little Richard etc. you will love Larry Williams. Look at the list of songs.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category