Song of the Day: Larry Williams, “Slow Down”

Singer, songwriter and pianist Larry Williams would be 86 today. He wrote and recorded a number of classic songs, including "Boney Maronie," "Short Fat Fannie," and "She Said Yeah." John Lennon was a fan and The Beatles recorded several of his songs, including "Dizzy Miss Lizzie," "Bad Boy," and "Slow Down." The latter was the B side to "Dizzy Miss Lizzie," which only reached #69 on the Hot 100 in 1958. The Beatles’ cover didn’t do much better, but it’s a great song nonetheless.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Larry Williams, “Slow Down”

  1. It is a great song…this is the first time I’ve heard Larry’s version…it’s really good.

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      1. Yes they did…that is exactly what I was thinking…they did help his bank account I’m sure.

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  2. I love this song! It is such a great song to dance to. I know this version and the Beatles which, I thought, was a big hit.

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