|Single by The Parliaments|
|Format||Vinyl 7" 45 rpm|
|The Parliaments singles chronology|
"Poor Willie" is the first single recorded commercially by The Parliaments. The single was released in 1959 by APT Records (APT 45-25036), a subsidiary of Hull Records. Both songs were written by all of the Parliaments, which by this time consisted of George Clinton, Robert Lambert, Charles Davis, and Grady Thomas. The B-side of the single was entitled "Party Boys".
The record was not a hit, but it has become a collector's item, fetching hundreds of dollars at record conventions and on eBay.