Nights at the Roundtable with the immortal Lloyd Price and one of the classics songs he recorded for Specialty Records in New Orleans. Where You At? Recorded on April 16, 1953.
January 12, 2012

Lloyd Price - Mister Personality personified.

Switching it around this evening with a nod to the Crescent City and the legendary Lloyd Price.

Without a doubt, the hotbed of musical activity in the 1950's had to go to New Orleans, just for the sheer amount of talent seemingly falling out of the woodwork at every turn.

There was so much talent that Specialty Records, the Los Angeles based R&B and early Rock n' Roll label, set up a branch office and recording studio in New Orleans just to handle the onslaught. And they weren't the only ones. Imperial, also a Los Angeles based label, set up an office in New Orleans (Imperial gave us Fats Domino among many others).

Tonight it's Lloyd Price, the first New Orleans artist to be recorded for Specialty and who scored out of the starting gate with Lawdy Miss Clawdy. Here is a follow to that single, Where You At?, from a session recorded on April 16, 1953.

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