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Friday, January 6, 2012

PEPPERMINT HARRIS - WAIT UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU


As a guitarist myself, an intro like we hear on this song is the type of thing that just brings me to my knees. Simple, direct and authoritative, the opening riff establishes the fact that this jam means BUSINESS.

Texas bluesman Peppermint Harris was born Harrison Nelson Jr, and allegedly given the nickname Peppermint when record producer Bob Shad forgot his name and released his debut record under the name, which stuck with him throughout his career. Harris relocated to Los Angeles in the early 50's, and released a long string of records (including the original version of "I Got Loaded", which has become a standard).

On this track, Harris takes his deep blues sound and mates it to then-current (and always fresh) uptempo soul sounds; a combination that almost always yielded a great record. This one is no exception, and perhaps one of the greatest ever.

from 1966...

PEPPERMINT HARRIS - WAIT UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU



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3 comments:

a small town girl in the capital city said...

Love this one! Thanks for sharing it.

wally24 said...

fantastic , thanks for posting !!!

Timmy said...

I woulda listened to this 45, but I got loaded. Man, I sure got high...