Lloyd Price had the nickname “Mr. Personality,” taken from his hit “Personality. While this was his best-known song, it was not his biggest hit. That honor fell to “Stagger Lee,” which topped the BILLBOARD Hot 100 for four weeks beginning February 9, 1959.
Price was a born and bred New Orleans musician. His break-through came in 1952 when his “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” topped the R&B Chart.
“Stack-O-Lee” was an old folk song which Price re-wrote in the hopes of producing another R&B hit for himself. The bonus was his success on the pop chart.
His commercial success would want in the early 1960s but he would contine to tour with his nine piece band.