Wynonie Harris

1947-1949

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The third in the Classics label's series of the recordings of Wynonie Harris traces the blues/early R&B singer's career from just before the recording strike of 1948 up until the end of 1949. The seven sessions (all originally recorded for King) are not as well-known as Harris' earlier material, but they definitely have their moments of interest. Harris is typically exuberant throughout, and the highlights include "Wynonie's Boogie," "Good Morning Mr. Blues," "Crazy Love," "Good Rockin' Tonight" (a major hit), "Grandma Plays the Numbers," "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee," and "All She Wants to Do Is Rock." Heard from in the impressive backup groups are trumpeters "Hot Lips" Page, Jesse Drakes, Cat Anderson, and Joe Morris, along with tenors Hal Singer, Tom Archia, and Johnny Griffin. Highly recommended, as are the first two Harris Classics CDs. Fun music.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:44
2 2:38
3 2:32
4 2:31
5 2:47
6 2:40
7 2:23
8 2:54
9 2:40
10 2:46
11 2:43
12 2:47
13 2:35
14 2:37
15 2:33
16 3:04
17 2:44
18 2:27
19 2:31
20 2:59
21 2:34
22 2:40
23 2:43
24 2:46
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