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Peppermint Harris - The Collection 1948-60

Peppermint Harris - The Collection 1948-60

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Born Harrison Nelson, in Texarcana, Texas, in 1925, Peppermint Harris was a jump blues and R&B singer and guitarist, who originally recorded in 1948 as Peppermint Nelson, accompanied by his friend Lightnin’ Hopkins. He acquired his new name by accident when Bob Shad of Sittin’ In With Records, forgot his name when releasing his first record and got it wrong on the label – the record was a hit and the die was cast.

Over subsequent years he recorded for a variety of labels, registering his big career hit in 1951 for the Modern label with the R&B No.1 I Got Loaded. I Got Loaded was a significant contribution to a fairly substantial strand of blues hits celebrating the joys of, or bemoaning, the effects of the consumption of alcohol… It was a subject his record company encouraged him to revisit in search of a follow-up hit, resulting in his becoming associated with that type of song.

This 52-track, 2CD, compilation features most of his A- and B-sides on the Gold Star, Sittin’ In With, Aladdin, Modern, Cash, X, Combo, Dart and Duke labels from this era, including splendid performances as Peppermint Nelson, Peppermint Harris and Peppermint Harris With The Maxwell Davis All-Stars.

Alongside I Got Loaded, the set includes his No.4 hit Raining In My Heart, a song by Harrison Nelson which enjoyed significant radio and jukebox action. His music ranges across the spectrum of the typical electric blues of these years, with a large proportion of his material reflecting the advent of rock ‘n’ roll in the pop charts during this time.

He maybe not one of the biggest stars or best-known names in the pantheon of blues greats, but he is a performer whose notable influence should not be forgotten and this collection represents a pretty thorough cross-section of his releases from his career.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Peppermint Boogie Peppermint Nelson
2 Houston Blues Peppermint Nelson
3 Raining In My Heart Peppermint Harris
4 My Blues Have Rolled Away Peppermint Harris
5 This Is Goodbye Baby Peppermint Harris
6 Mabel, Mabel Peppermint Harris
7 Texarkana Bound Peppermint Harris
8 Fat Girl Boogie Peppermint Harris
9 Gimme Gimme Gimme Peppermint Harris
10 Hey Sweet Thing Peppermint Harris
11 Reckless Lover Peppermint Harris
12 Oo Wee Baby Peppermint Harris
13 I'm Telling You People Peppermint Harris
14 How Long Must I Suffer Peppermint Harris
15 The Blues Pick On Me Peppermint Harris
16 Let's Ride Peppermint Harris
17 I Always End Up Blue Peppermint Harris
18 I Screamed And I Cried Peppermint Harris
19 She's My Baby Peppermint Harris
20 I Wake Up Screaming Peppermint Harris
21 Please Let Me Come Home Peppermint Harris
22 I'm Going Crazy Baby Peppermint Harris
23 Got A Big Fine Baby Peppermint Harris
24 I Will Always Think Of You Peppermint Harris
25 It's You Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
26 I Got Loaded Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Middle Of Winter Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis All-Stars 
2 Have Another Drink And Talk With Me Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis All-Stars 
3 Let The Back Door Hit You Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
4 P. H. Blues Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
5 Maggie's Boogie Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
6 Right Back On It Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
7 There's A Dead Cat On The Line Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
8 I Cry For My Baby Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
9 I Sure Do Miss My Baby Peppermint Harris
10 Hey Little Schoolgirl Peppermint Harris
11 Wasted Love Peppermint Harris
12 Goodbye Blues Peppermint Harris
13 I Never Get Enough Of You Peppermint Harris
14 Three Sheets In The Wind Peppermint Harris
15 Black Cat Bone Peppermint Harris
16 Bye, Bye, Fare Thee Well Peppermint Harris
17 Treat Me Like I Treat You Peppermint Harris
18 Cadillac Funeral Peppermint Harris
19 Need Your Lovin' Peppermint Harris
20 Just Me And You Peppermint Harris
21 Love At First Sight Peppermint Harris
22 I Don't Care Peppermint Harris
  • Artist:
    Peppermint Harris
  • EAN:
    0824046338824
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    June 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3388
  • Weight:
    12kg