Chris Kenner

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Tags: soul blues new orleans oldies american rhythm and blues rnb new orleans rhythm and blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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25 December 1929, Kenner, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 January 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This New Orleans-based artist had a US Top 20 R&B hit in 1957 on the Imperial Records label with his own composition, ‘Sick And Tired’, a song later revived by Fats Domino. Kenner was one of the first signings to the Instant label, on which he recorded his three best-known songs. In 1961, a song co-written with Fats Domino, ‘I Like It Like That, Pt. 1’, reached number 2 in the US pop charts. Kenner later received a Grammy nomination for the song. This was followed by ‘Something You Got’ and ‘Land Of 1000 Dances’ (1963). The latter, based on a gospel song, ‘Children Go Where I Send You’, later became a hit for Cannibal And The Headhunters (1965) and Wilson Pickett (1966 - US Top 10/UK Top 30). Although Kenner was beset throughout much of his career by alcohol problems, received a prison sentence in 1968 for statutory rape...

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