Pull Larry Williams' records from the bin, take his songs for a spin

You may not know Larry Williams, but his songs may strike a chord. Here are 10 of his must-hear tunes, along with the Near Mint value of those records.
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By Mike Greenblatt

You may not know Larry Williams, but chances are good at least a few of his songs are familiar.

(Meet rock and roll's original bad boy, Larry Williams)

Here are 10 of his must-hear songs — in no particular order — along with the Near Mint value of the records on which they appear, courtesy of "Goldmine's Standard Catalog of American Records, 8th Edition" by Dave Thompson; click here to order your copy now.

“Dizzy, Miss Lizzy”
Catalog: Specialty 626
Flip Side: “Slow Down”
Year: 1958
NM Value: $80 with picture sleeve

Larry Williams Dizzy Miss LIzzy

“Slow Down”
Catalog: Specialty 626
Flip Side: “Dizzy, Miss Lizzy”
Year: 1958
NM Value: $40 (single only)

“Bony Moronie”
Catalog: Specialty 615
Flip Side: “You Bug Me, Baby”
Year: 1957
NM Value: $40

Larry Williams Bony Moronie Specialty

“Bad Boy”
Catalog: Specialty 658
Flip Side: “She Said ‘Yeah’”
Year: 1959
NM Value: $30

“Short Fat Fannie”
Catalog: Specialty 608
Flip Side: “High School Dance”
Year: 1957
NM Value: $40

Larry Williams Short Fat Fannie

“She Said Yeah”
Catalog: Specialty 658
Flip Side: “Bad Boy”
Year: 1984 (reissue)
NM Value: $4

“High School Dance”
Catalog: Specialty 608
Flip Side: “Short Fat Fannie”
Year: 1984 (reissue)
NM Value: $4

“Heeby Jeebies”
Catalog: Jukebox Jam Series 1029
Flip Side: “Love Charms”
Year: 2012
NM Value: $10
Note: Specialty label design is used on this 2012 release

Larry Williams Heeby Jeebies Specialty

“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”
Catalog: Okeh 7274
Flip Side: “A Quitter Never Wins”
Year: 1967
NM Value: $10
Note: With Johnny “Guitar” Watson

“You Bug Me Baby”
Catalog: Specialty 616
Flip Side: “Bony Moronie”
Year: 1984 (reissue)
NM Value: $4

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