Alanna Nash
March 18, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Best of Wynonie Harris

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Wynonie Harris
genre
Reissues

We gave it a B

In the late ’40s and early ’50s, big-voiced blues shouter Wynonie Harris was a black R&B star, virtually unknown to the white community. One Caucasian youth who was listening, however, was Elvis Presley, who introduced ”Good Rockin’ Tonight” to middle America six years after Harris recorded it. Harris didn’t always get the quality of material or promotion that he deserved, but The Best of Wynonie Harris (along with other early R&B hits Rhino is reissuing) is an invaluable reminder of rock’s black roots. B

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