He signed with Mercury Records as a bandleader, and had his first hit R&B instrumental, “Wiggles,” in 1954. In 1955 he joined the band that played at Alan Freed’s stage shows, and had his biggest hit for Mercury, the rhythm and blues instrumental “Hand Clappin’.” He also played on several hit records by his brother, the singer Arthur Prysock, in the 1960s.
Prysock, who was born in 1926 in Greenboro, North Carolina, died in 1993 in Chicago at the age of 67
Edited by midlifefanclub on 21 Jan 2009, 20:01
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