“Kansas City” Wilbert Harrison

“Kansas City”is a rhythm and blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. Originally posted onMissBackInTheDayUSA First recorded by Little Willie Littlefield the same year, the song later became a #1 hit when it was recorded by Wilbert Harrison in 1959. “Kansas City” became one of Leiber and Stoller’s “most recorded tunes, […]

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Hey Baby! Bruce Channel

In 1962, Bruce Channels song Hey Baby  number-one  hit record. The harmonica segment in “Hey! Baby” inspired Lennon’s playing on the Beatles’ first single, 1962’s “Love Me Do”, as well as later Beatles records, and the harmonica break on Frank Ifield’s “I Remember You.” The main appeal of “Hey! Baby” is probably the sustained first […]

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Johnny Taylor Don’t Make Me Late

Johnnie Harrison Taylor (May 5, 1934 – May 31, 2000) was an American recording artist and songwriter who performed a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to pop, doo-wop, and disco. Johnnie Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, United States. He grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas, performing in […]

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