Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wilbert Harrison - Little School Girl - Since I Fell For You

Going to keep in the 50's & 60's doo-wop, rock and R&B style o' things with 2 from Wilbert Harrison from 1960 on the Fury label.

Wilbert Harrison (January 5, 1929 – October 26, 1994) was an American singer/pianist/guitarist/harmonica player.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Harrison had a Billboard No.1 record in 1959 with the song "Kansas City". The song was written in 1951 and was one of the first credited collaborations by the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Harrison recorded "Kansas City" for Harlem music entrepreneur Bobby Robinson, which caused a furor with Herman Lubinsky and Savoy Records.

Harrison recorded for the Fire and Fury record labels, which were owned and operated by Bobby Robinson at his Harlem record shop, Bobby's Happy House of Hits on 125th Street, west of the Apollo Theatre. Harrison's records are especially notable for the presence of the guitarist Wild Jimmy Spruill, whose solo on "Kansas City" is one of the most memorable in the history of rock and roll.

Man, I love this Fury record label...

And dig that organ action on "Since I Fell For You"...

Great stuff, I hope you dig 1/2 as much as me...

Wilbert Harrison - Little School Girl
Wilbert Harrison - Since I Fell For You


RecordCollector said...

Great stuff by Harrison on Fury.
I got a few Fury's myself.
Absolutely his best stuff, but he, Fury stands for quality!

Benjamin Hammond said...

terrific post! wilbert harrison was one of a kind. his songs have a sort of honesty that you don't find on every record.

Voodoo De Luxe said...

impossible to hear both songs.. can you post it again?
Voodoo De Luxe