Wynonie Harris

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by Wynonie Harris

Biography

24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA. This stylish, flamboyant blues shouter enjoyed several R&B hit singles in the immediate post-war period. As a youth Harris played drums in and around his home town before moving to Los Angeles in the early 40s. There he played, danced, sang and worked in several non-musical capacities in various clubs and theatres, also appearing in a movie, Hit Parade Of 1943. Along with many other singers of the time,... Read more

Genres

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rhythm and blues
blues
jump blues
jazz
soul
swing
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