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Wynonie Harris

Wynonie Harris (August 24, 1915 – June 14, 1969) was an American blues shouter best remembered as a singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics. He had fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952. Harris is attributed by many music scholars to be one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. His "Good Rocking Tonight" is mentioned at least as a precursor to rock and roll.

His dirty blues repertoire included "Lolly Pop Mama" (1948), "I Like My Baby's Pudding" (1950), "Sittin on It All the Time" (1950), "Keep On Churnin' (Till the Butter Comes)" (1952), and "Wasn't That Good" (1953).

Birth and Death Data: Born August 24, 1915 (Omaha), Died June 14, 1969 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 72177 10-in. 5/25/1944 Hurry hurry Lucky Millinder Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 72178 10-in. 5/25/1944 Darlin' Lucky Millinder Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 72179 10-in. 5/25/1944 I can't see for lookin' Lucky Millinder Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 72180 10-in. 5/25/1944 Who threw the whiskey in the well Lucky Millinder Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 72181 10-in. 5/25/1944 Lover man Lucky Millinder Orchestra vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harris, Wynonie," accessed December 8, 2023,

Harris, Wynonie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from

"Harris, Wynonie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 December 2023.

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