The Upper Shelves On Tour With the Mighty Peptones

Catch the Upper Shelves in support of the nation's greatest R&R act, the Peptones

Saturday 30th of January, Nederland 3, Wateringen
Saturday 13th of February, De Vinger, Den Haag
Saturday 20th of March, de Trucker, Pijnacker

Monday, January 25, 2010

Larry Williams - You Bug Me, Baby

There is only one Larry Williams. Which, in fact, is not true. Because Larry is a pretty common name in America. As is Williams. But this Larry Williams is a one-in-a-kind Larry Williams. He helped to shape rock ‘n’ roll in a major way.

In a better world Larry would be known by people all over the world as one of rock ‘n’ rolls originators. At this moment that is only the case with Elvis Presley. Maybe also Jerry Lee Lewis. And some people know Little Richard and Chuck Berry, but Larry Williams seems to be ignored like if he had the swine flu. He didn’t. He did have “The Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” though. Permanently.

The fact that British invasion honcho’s like the Beatles (Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Slow Down & Bad Boy), the Who (Bony Moronie) and the Rolling Stones (She Said Yeah) covered his songs kinda makes it up. This little stop-and-go love song is, in my opinion, one of his nuggets.

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