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Thursday, September 13, 2012

HAROLD BURRAGE - SHE KNOCKS ME OUT

Harold Burrage began his career in music as a young pianist on the Chicago blues scene, cutting his first record in 1950 at age 20. Harold cut records on his own thru the '50's (such as this one) and also worked as a session pianist for Cobra records (and probably other labels as well).

As the 60's dawned, Burrage became one of the fathers of the Chicago soul scene, using his rich voice in a way that influenced his proteges Otis Clay and Tyrone Davis. Burrage died FAR too young (age 35 in 1966) and never got his due credit for his trailblazing efforts and talent.

Here we find Harold backed by Willie Dixon's band (probably featuring the great Jody Williams on guitar) turning in a SCORCHING slice of r&b goodness.

from 1956...

HAROLD BURRAGE - SHE KNOCKS ME OUT

from 1956...

3 comments:

DrunkenHobo said...

Classic R'N'R 2nd Press (1964) Vivid 45 - 101
(If this don't move you, you must be dead from neck down!)

Dumpster Dive 45's said...

nice one

charlene danviers said...

Recorded in 1957 acc. to Leadbitter / Slaven with Mack Thompson on guitar.