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This is where it all starts.

Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown, Hank Ballard and Big Joe Turner, Ben "Bullmoose" Jackson and Little Esther Phillips and Louis Jordan. These were the African-Americans who laid the groundwork for pre-Rock & Roll, which Chuck Berry and Little Richard would later formalize into a distinct genre. They must not be forgotten.

The Best

If you want to be cool then you need this album in your collection.
The people who know Wynonie Harris will love you, the ones who don't will think you're ultra-hip.

Biography

Born: August 24, 1915 in Omaha, NE

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

No blues shouter embodied the rollicking good times that he sang of quite like raucous shouter Wynonie Harris. "Mr. Blues," as he was not-so-humbly known, joyously related risque tales of sex, booze, and endless parties in his trademark raspy voice over some of the jumpingest horn-powered combos of the postwar era. Those wanton ways eventually caught up with Harris, but not before he scored a raft of R&B smashes from 1946 to 1952. He was already a seasoned dancer, drummer, and singer when he left...
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