1950-1952

1950-1952

by Wynonie Harris
     
 
Wynonie Harris specialized in driving jump blues numbers that celebrated the party side of urban life, and his tales of whiskey-soaked nights and relentless hangovers reached its peak during his long stay at King Records. This collection covers his last years at the label, and while a couple of his biggest hits are here, like the cranked-up version of See more details below

Overview

Wynonie Harris specialized in driving jump blues numbers that celebrated the party side of urban life, and his tales of whiskey-soaked nights and relentless hangovers reached its peak during his long stay at King Records. This collection covers his last years at the label, and while a couple of his biggest hits are here, like the cranked-up version of Hank Penny's country classic "Bloodshot Eyes" and the engaging novelty number about trying to outsmart the IRS, "Good Morning Judge," Harris by this time was on the sundown side of his zenith, and even though he would seem like an artist ready-made for the emerging rock & roll craze, he never really made the transition. The song "All Night Long" included here is actually by Detroit group the Royals (who later morphed into Hank Ballard & the Midnighters), with Harris doing a guest vocal on the bridge. "All Night Long," in an interesting bit of music trivia, was the flip side to the original version of "Every Beat of My Heart," which Gladys Knight & the Pips turned into a huge hit nearly a decade later.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2003
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517128928
catalogNumber:
1289
Rank:
246897

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynonie Harris   Primary Artist,Vocals
Hank Ballard   Tenor (Vocal)
Milt Buckner   Piano
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Todd Rhodes   Piano
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Sonny Thompson   Piano
John Hardee   Tenor Saxophone
James Cannady   Guitar
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Alfred Cobbs   Trombone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Harry DeVito   Trombone
Erskine   Drums
Andrew "Fats" Ford   Trumpet
Frank Galbreath   Trumpet
Bill Graham   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Alonzo Buddy Lucas   Alto Saxophone
Reuben Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Rudy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Carl Pruitt   Bass
Jimmy Shirley   Guitar
Louis Stephens   Tenor Saxophone
Big John Greer   Tenor Saxophone
Curby Alexander   Alto Saxophone
Joe Allston   Tenor Saxophone
Solomon Hall   Drums
John Hartzfield   Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Lawrence   Bass
Willie Wells   Trumpet
Lawson Smith   Baritone
Charles Sutton   Tenor (Vocal)
Sonny Woods   Bass (Vocal)
Sarah McLawler   Piano
Lamar Wright   Trumpet
Alonzo Tucker   Guitar
Alfred Walker   Drums
Ted Buckner   Alto Saxophone
Joe Williams   Bass
Charles "Lefty" Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Howard Thompson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Joe Knight   Contributor
Hot Lips Page   Contributor
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Marion Abernathy   Contributor

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