Monday, June 4, 2007

Wilbert Harrison

Sorry if things have been quiet here in Fluville. Between trying to make a living, being a dad and coaching a little league team, my posts have fallen by the wayside. I do hope you all understand. First up today, it's Wilbert Harrison with the first hit recording of Leiber and Stoller's "Kansas City," and it's B-Side, both featuring the searing guitar stylings of "Wild" Jimmy Spruill. Then, Harrison's own composition "Let's Stick Together," a plea to the "very sacred" institution of marriage. Perhaps Wilbert found this wasn't exactly the case, or maybe he just felt the need to revise it to "Let's Work Together (Pts. 1 & 2)." Either way they are both great records with one note harmonica parts slightly reminiscent of Slim Harpo.

Please enjoy...

Download: "Kansas City" 1959 .

Download: "Listen, My Darling" 1959.

Download: "Let's Stick Together" 1962.

Download: "Let's Work Together (Part 1)" 1969.

Download: "Lets Work Together (Part 2)" 1969.

****************** Bonus *************************

Download: "Let's Stick Together" by Bryan Ferry
Available on Let's Stick Together, 1976.

Download: "Let's Stick Together" by Bob Dylan
Available on Down In The Groove, 1988.

Download: "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
Available on Future Blues, 1970.

Download: "Let's Work Together" by Dwight Yoakum
Available on If There Was A Way, 1990.

Buy Wilbert Harrison music at Amazon
or at your local independently owned record store.


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Bobby D. said...

I love Wilbert Harrison. I had forgotten his name--an older sibling had the 45 of Kansas City, and we also had the 45 of frankie Ford singing Sea Cruise. The label was blue and white but I don't recall the label. Sea Cruise started out with boat bells and whistles I think and was a really fun song. My older sister was given a herman's hermit LP for Christmas and I believe they did covers of Kansas City and Sea Cruise--nothing anywhere as good as the real thing.
this site makes me wonder where all these records ended up--people discarded them I guess.

Anonymous said...

You have a great collection obviously....thanks for sharing these and continuing the musical education.

Anonymous said...

Oh Man was so stoked to find these tunes here! But the download links are dead. Can you please make these available again?