Classic Country


Wilbert Harrison

Going To Kansas City

Birth: Jan. 5, 1929
Death: Oct. 26, 1994
R&B Singer. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1929, his childhood was filled with country and gospel music. In 1950, just out of the army and living in Miami, Florida, Harrison began performing in a calypso-based style. In 1953 he was signed to the Rockin’ Logo by Henry Stone, and released his debut song, “This Woman Of Mine” and “Letter Edged In Black” that same year. He moved to Newark, New Jersey, shortly after and began recording several sessions for the Savoy Record Label, after being discovered by producer Fred Mendelsohn. In 1959 he released his first big hit,Kansas City for Harlem businessman, Bobby Robinson. The song hit both the R&B and pop charts after its release on Fury Records. After the success of “Kansas City” his career slumped, releasing several non-hit songs for many labels including, Vest, Port, Doc, Neptune, and Constellation, until a 1969 comeback when he released, “Let’s Stick Together.” In 1971 he released his last hit, “My Heart Is Yours” that appeared on the SSS International Label. Harrison’s other songs include, “My Love” “Girls On Parade” “Clementine” “My Babe” “Stagger Lee” “C.C. Rider” “New York’s World Fair” and “Until The Real Thing Comes Along.”

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