Wilbert Harrison

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by Wilbert Harrison

Biography

5 January 1929, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, d. 26 October 1994, Spencer, North Carolina, USA. Although Harrison first recorded as early as 1953, it was not until the end of the decade that the singer established his reputation with a superb jump blues-styled adaptation of the perennial ‘Kansas City’. This memorable single eventually rose to number 1 in the US pop and R&B charts, despite the attention of several competing versions. The singer then unleashed a series of... Read more

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50s
blues
rock n roll
rhythm and blues
rockabilly
rock and roll
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