Poor Willie

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"Poor Willie"
Single by The Parliaments
A-side Poor Willie
B-side Party Boys
Released 1959
Format Vinyl 7" 45 rpm
Genre Doo-wop
Length 2:17
Label APT Records
Writer(s) Charles Davis
Robert Lambert
Grady Thomas
D. Mitchell
George Clinton
The Parliaments singles chronology
Poor Willie
Lonely Island

"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.