Wilbert Harrison (January 5, 1929 – October 26, 1994) was an American rhythm and blues singer, pianist, guitarist and harmonica player.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Harrison had a Billboard #1 record in 1959 with the song "Kansas City". The song was written in 1952 and was one of the first credited collaborations by the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Harrison recorded "Kansas City" for the Harlem based entrepreneur Bobby Robinson, who released it on his Fury record label.
At the height of the song's success, Robinson got sued by Savoy Records who informed them that the release of the record in March 1959 violated a contract Harrison had with that label that was to expire in August 1959. The litigation, which lasted until September 1959, abruptly prevented Robinson from issuing follow-ups to "Kansas City" while Harrison was a star.
Meanwhile, Harrison continued to perform and recordЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Kansas City / Listen, My Darling [1959, сингл]
- Let’s Stick Together / Kansas City Twist [1962, сингл]
- Let’s Stick Together / My Heart Is Yours [1962, сингл]
- Let's Work Together [1969, альбом]
- Anything You Want [1971, альбом]
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