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Wilbert Harrison

voc, g, p, 1929-1994 US, Charlotte, North Carolina
Singer / Musician of R&B/Soul, Blues and Rock

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

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Kansas City on An Introduction to Wilbert Harrison by Wilbert Harrison
Let's Work Together on Let's Work Together by Wilbert Harrison
Let's Stick Together on An Introduction to Wilbert Harrison by Wilbert Harrison
What Am I Living For on Peepin' And Hidin' by Wilbert Harrison
Poison Ivy on An Introduction to Wilbert Harrison by Wilbert Harrison
Let’s Work Together (Mixed) on Back to Mine by Fatboy Slim
Louie Louie on Let's Work Together by Wilbert Harrison
Near to You on An Introduction to Wilbert Harrison by Wilbert Harrison
Kansas City on Let's Work Together by Wilbert Harrison
Stand By Me on Let's Work Together by Wilbert Harrison

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Kansas City - 1953-1962 SidesWilbert Harrison2017Compil.
Gonna Tell You A Story: Complete Singles As & Bs 1953-1962Wilbert Harrison2014Album
An Introduction To Wilbert HarrisonWilbert Harrison2006Compil.
Kansas City - Golden ClassicsWilbert Harrison1994Compil.
Da-De-Ya-DaWilbert Harrison1988Compil.
Listen To My SongWilbert Harrison1987Compil.
The Small LabelsWilbert Harrison1986Compil.
Lovin' OperatorWilbert Harrison1985Compil.
Kansas City/Let's Work TogetherWilbert Harrison1982Single
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison1980Compil.
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison1979Compil.
Soul Food ManWilbert Harrison1976Album
Let's Stick Together / You're My EverythingWilbert Harrison, Lee Garrett1976Single
I Need Some (Money Honey)Wilbert Harrison1975Single
Lovin' OperatorWilbert Harrison1974Single
Kansas City / Schoolhouse RockWilbert Harrison / Nicky & The Nobles1973Single
Get It While You Can / AmenWilbert Harrison1972Single
Anything You WantWilbert Harrison1971Compil.
Shoot You Full Of LoveWilbert Harrison1971Album
Wilbert HarrisonWilbert Harrison1971Album
Shoot You Full Of Love / Louie, LouieWilbert Harrison1970Single
Let's Work Together / Stagger LeeWilbert Harrison1970Single
Let's Work TogetherWilbert Harrison1969Album
Let's Work TogetherWilbert Harrison1969Single
Mini Parade / No One Love But YoursWilbert Harrison1967Single
Clementine / Sentimental JourneyWilbert Harrison1966Single
Please Forgive Me / Poison IvyWilbert Harrison1966Single
You're Still My Baby / Baby Move OnWilbert Harrison1965Single
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison1965Album
Sugar Lump / Don't Take It So HardWilbert Harrison1965Single
New York World's Fair / Mama, Mama, MamaWilbert Harrison1964Single
Near To You / Say It AgainWilbert Harrison1963Single
Off To SchoolWilbert Harrison1962Single
Pretty Little Woman / My Heart Is YoursWilbert Harrison1962Single
Let's Stick Together / Kansas City TwistWilbert Harrison1962Single
Let's Stick Together / My Heart Is YoursWilbert Harrison1962Single
Happy In Love / Calypso DanceWilbert Harrison1961Single
Drafted / My Heart Is YoursWilbert Harrison1961Single
Off To Work AgainWilbert Harrison1961Single
The Horse / Da-De-Ya-Da (Anything For You)Wilbert Harrison1961Single
Little School Girl / Since I Fell For YouWilbert Harrison1960Single
C.C. Rider / Why Did You LeaveWilbert Harrison1960Single
Good Bye Kansas City / 1960Wilbert Harrison1960Single
Gonna Tell You A Story / Letter Edged In BlackWilbert Harrison1959Single
Kansas City / Listen, My DarlingWilbert Harrison1959Single
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison1959Compil.
Cheating Baby / Don't Wreck My LifeWilbert Harrison1959Single
Baby Don't You Know / Don't Drop ItWilbert Harrison1958Single
Confessin' My Dream / The Way I FeelWilbert Harrison1956Single
Darling, Listen To This SongWilbert Harrison1955Single
Da Dee Ya Da I'd Do Anything For You / Women And WhiskeyWilbert Harrison1955Album
Don't Drop ItWilbert Harrison1954Single
Ripete Gold NuggetsWilbert Harrison, Charles Walker, The Monzas, The CatalinasCompil.
Ripete Gold NuggetsWilbert Harrison, Charles Walker, The Monzas, The CatalinasCompil.
Kansas City \ I'm Stickin' With YouWilbert Harrison, Jimmy BowenSingle
Da Dee Ya Da I'd Do Anything For You / Women And WhiskeyWilbert Harrison With The RoamersSingle
Let's Work Together / Stagger LeeWilbert HarrisonSingle
(You're More Than A Number In) My Little Book / Don't Drop ItThe Drifters / Wilbert HarrisonSingle
Battle of the Giants. Wilbert Harrison v Baby WashingtonWilbert Harrison, Baby WashingtonAlbum
My Love Is True / I Know My Baby Loves MeWilbert HarrisonSingle
Baby Don't You KnowWilbert HarrisonSingle
Lawdy Miss ClawdyWilbert HarrisonAlbum
Wilbert Harrison: Kansas City / Shangri-Las: Leader Of The PackWilbert Harrison, The Shangri-LasSingle
Leader of The Pack / Kansas CityThe Shangri-Las / Wilbert HarrisonSingle
Messed Around (And Fell In Love) / My LoveWilbert HarrisonSingle
Kansas City / Red's DreamWilbert Harrison / Louisiana RedSingle
Ain't Got No Home / Kansas CityClarence "Frogman" Henry, Wilbert HarrisonSingle
Let's Work Together / Itchy Twitchy FeelingWilbert Harrison / Bobby HendricksSingle
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