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Larry Williams

Lawrence Eugene Williams was an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer and pianist from New Orleans. Williams is best known for writing and recording some rock and roll classics from 1957 to 1959 for Specialty Records, including "Bony Moronie", "Short Fat Fannie", "High School Dance" (1957), "Slow Down", "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" (1958), "Bad Boy" and "She Said Yeah" (1959). Williams had been involved with underworld activity since his early teens, and had reputedly been a pimp before he ever recorded music.

Earl Palmer

Earl Cyril Palmer was an American rock & roll and rhythm and blues drummer. Palmer played on many recording sessions (the musicians union tracked Earl Palmer playing on 450 dates in 1967 alone), including Little Richard's first several albums and Tom Waits' 1978 album Blue Valentine.

Gil Scott-Heron

Gilbert Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron.

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