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Wilbert Harrison
Kansas City: The Best Of Wilbert Harrison

Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City: The Best Of Wilbert Harrison

It is extremely unlikely that any other 1950s R&B artist blended quite as many disparate idiomatic influences into an instantly identifiable whole as Wilbert Harrison. Wilbert's skill on a variety of instruments was a key factor in his uncommon versatility. He played rolling piano on “Kansas City” and several of his follow-ups for Bobby Robinson’s Harlem-based Fury Records, but he was just as likely to utilize a guitar/harmonica combination that sometimes expanded into a one-man-band setup with the addition of hi-hat. Harrison wasn’t afraid to incorporate instrumentation on his recordings that registered well outside the R&B mainstream.

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"Kansas City"

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  1. CD ONE:
  2. 1. Kansas City
  3. 2. Listen, My Darling
  4. 3. Cheating Baby
  5. 4. Don't Wreck My Life
  6. 5. Good Bye Kansas City
  7. 6. 1960
  8. 7. C.C. Rider
  9. 8. Why Did You Leave?
  10. 9. Little School Girl
  11. 10. Since I Fell For You
  12. 11. The Horse
  13. 12. Da-De-Ya-Da (Anything For You)
  14. 13. Happy In Love
  15. 14. Calypso Dance
  16. 15. Drafted
  17. 16. My Heart Is Yours
  18. 17. Let's Stick Together
  19. 18. Kansas City Twist
  20. 19. A Woman Is Trouble
  21. 20. It's Been A Long Time
  22. 21. Messed Around (And Fell In Love)
  23. 22. My Love
  24. 23. Pretty Little Women
  25. 24. Your Three Letters
  26. CD TWO:
  27. 1. Off To Work Again
  28. 2. After Graduation
  29. 3. Off To School Again
  30. 4. Broke
  31. 5. You Don't Know
  32. 6. Near To You
  33. 7. Say It Again
  34. 8. (It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along
  35. 9. Sadness And Sorrow
  36. 10. New York World's Fair
  37. 11. Mama, Mama, Mama
  38. 12. Poison Ivy
  39. 13. Please Forgive Me
  40. 14. Baby Move On
  41. 15. You're Still My Baby
  42. 16. Sugar Lump
  43. 17. Don't Take It So Hard
  44. 18. Let's Have Some Fun
  45. 19. Clementine
  46. 20. Sentimental Journey
  47. 21. From The Bottom Of My Heart
  48. 22. I Got To Know
  49. 23. Just Got To Have Some
  50. 24. Get It While You Can
  51. 25. Amen
  52. CD THREE:
  53. 1. My Babe
  54. 2. Ain't That A Shame
  55. 3. Honest I Do
  56. 4. Going To The River
  57. 5. Girls On Parade
  58. 6. When The Saints Go Marching In
  59. 7. Blueberry Hill
  60. 8. You Can Make It If You Try
  61. 9. My Dream
  62. 10. Cold, Cold Heart
  63. 11. I Really Love You
  64. 12. I Don't Know
  65. 13. Mary Ann
  66. 14. Sweet Baby
  67. 15. Just Because
  68. 16. On Top Of Old Smokey
  69. 17. Loving Operator
  70. 18. Tell On Yourself
  71. 19. Coming Down With Love
  72. 20. Cheating Woman
  73. 21. I Will Never Trust Another Woman