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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilbert Harrison - Shoot You Full Of Love





Although Harrison first recorded as early as 1953, it was not until the end of the decade that the singer established his reputation with a superb jump blues-styled adaptation of the perennial "Kansas City". This memorable single eventually rose to number 1 in the US pop and R&B charts, despite the attention of several competing versions. The singer then unleashed a series of similarly excellent releases including the compulsive "Let's Stick Together", which was revived many years later by Bryan Ferry. Harrison continued to record, rather unsuccessfully, throughout the 60s, until "Let's Work Together", a regenerated reading of that former release, returned him to the public eye. Harrison subsequently appeared in London with Creedence Clearwater Revival, but the song ultimately became better known with Canned Heat's hit version, a number 2 in the UK and a number 17 in the USA. Its originator, meanwhile, made several excellent albums in the wake of his new-found popularity, but was unable to gain any consistent commercial appeal.

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3 comments:

goinsidemyhead said...

...this is a very peculiar surprisingly trippy album... not at all what i was expecting to hear...with a lot of cool tremolo guitar and homey harmonica mixed throughout...nice one bohd...

esping said...

Hi,
Thank you so much for this. I have been looking for this for ages. Got another of WH's albums from the 70's produced by Alain Toussaint, also great.. Is this out on CD or is it a vinyl-rip ?

Xyros said...

Glad you found it at last and hope you like it.
This is a vinyl as are most of the blues albums I've put online so far.