Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll Anglais né Charles Williams Harris, le 25 Mars 1933, à Bermondsey (Londres). Wee Willie Harris a débuté au début des années cinquante, mais c'est en 1957 qu'il fera ses vrais débuts dans un spectacle dont Terry Dene est la vedette. Il a continué dans les années 80 à chanter dans les récitals de New Rockabilly. We Wille a enregistré chez Decca (57-60),  Arton (62), HMV (63), Parlophone (66) et Polydor (66).

In the first wave of rock & roll, England could only offer pale Elvis imitations or ancient pop singers masquerading as such. One exception to the rule was Wee Willie Harris. Dying his hair all manner of colors and wearing larger-than-life stage jackets that looked like the coat hanger was still inside, tight drainpipe trousers, and a huge polka-dot bow tie, Harris understandably stood out from the rest of the pack. Coming from the Two I's coffeehouse circuit in Soho, Harris had a love for hard American rock & roll and an ability to perform it with unrelenting energy that kept him actively performing and recording from the mid-'50s onward, working everything from nostalgia packages to cruise ships across the Atlantic -- anyplace where his humorous and dynamic stage show could have a forum.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Double Bass

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

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Rockin' At The 2 I's (1957)

Love Bug Crawl (1958)

ROSIE LEE (1958)

Riot In Cell Block #9 (1958)

I GO APE (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

12/1957 SP DECCA F 10970 (UK) . Rockin' At The 2 I's / Back To School Again
01/1958 SP DECCA F 10980 (UK) . Love Bug Crawl / Rosie Lee
03/1958 EP DECCA DFE 6465 (UK)

Rocking With Wee Willie - Rockin' At The 2 I's / Love Bug Crawl / Riot In Cell Block #9 / Back To School Again

07/1958 SP DECCA F 11044 (UK) . Got A Match / No Chemise, Please !
1958 EP DECCA SDE 7095 (SW)

Rockin' At The 2 I's - Rosie Lee / Love Bug Crawl / Rockin' At The 2 I's / Back To School Again

03/1960 SP DECCA F 11217 (UK) . Wild One / Little Bitty Girl
1962 EP ARTON 207 (ISR) I Go Ape - I Go Ape / I Don't Know Why / Have A Drink On Me / Blueberry Hill
08/1963 SP HMV POP 1198 (UK) . You Must Joking / Better To Have Loved
09/1966 SP PARLOPHONE R 5504 (UK) . Someone's In The Kitchen With Diana / Walk With Peter And Paul
1966 SP ODEON O 23 387 (GER) Someone's In The Kitchen With Diana / Walk With Peter And Paul
12/1966 SP POLYDOR BM 56140 (UK) . Listen To The River Roll Along / Try Moving Baby
05/1974 SP DECCA F 13516 (UK) .

Together / Rock 'n' Roll Jamboree

09/1976 SP EL TORO ET-15 C82 (S) GOING APE IN PORTUGAL - I Go Ape / Say Mama




Albums

1962 LP 12" ARTON AN 64-99 (ISR) I GO APE - Grab You / Row Row Row / Trouble In Mind / Get Happy / Mean Woman Blues / Buona Sera / Have A Drink On Me / I Go Ape / I Don't Know Why / Let's Have A Party / Blueberry Hill / Bloodshot Eyes / Medley : Shufflin' Along - Baby Face - Rock-A-Bye Your Bab With A Dixie Melody / Toot Toot Tootsie
1986 LP 12" ACE CHA 178 (UK) Goes Ape! - Rosie Lee / Rockin' At The 2 I's / Back To School Again / Smack Dab In The Middle / No Chemise, Please! / Got A Match? / Love Bug Crawl / I Go Ape / Little Bitty Girl / Wild One / Trouble In Mind / Riot In Cell Block #9 / Frankie And Johnny
2000 CD FURY FCD 3059 (UK)

Twenty Reasons To Be Cheerful - Lollipop Mama / Riot In Cell Block #9 / Diggin' My Potatoes / Careless Love / Splish Splash / North To Alaska / South Of The Border / Lucille / I Hear You Knocking / Voodoo Woman / You Win Again / Rockin' At The 2 I's / Girl In The Wood - Wild Goose - Ghost Riders In The Sky / Rag Mop / Peggy Sue / Maybe Baby / Sea Cruise / No Rice No Peas No Coconut Oil / Wild One / Rock 'n' Roll Genie

06/2003 CD POLLYTONE PEPCD 137 (UK)

Rag Moppin' - WEE WILLIE HARRIS & THE ALLABAMA SLAMMERS - Be My Guest / Bloodshot Eyes / Riot In Cell Block No.9 / Kokomo / Rockin' Pneumonia / Rag Mop / Kansas City / Lollipop Mama / Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens / Good Times And Mighty Fine Rock 'n' Roll / Rockin' At The 2'Is / Smack Dab In The Middle / Mojo Working / Screaming Ab Dabs / Greenback Dollar

01/2014 CD WWH WWCD 001 (UK)

Wee Willie Harris - 1957-1965 - Rosie Lee / Rockin' At The Two I's / Back To School Again / Smack Dab In The Middle / No Chemise Please / Got A Match? / Love Bug Crawl / I Go Ape / Little Bitty Girl / Wild One / Trouble In Mind / Riot In Cell Block No.9 / Frankie And Johnny / Someone's In The Kitchen / Better To Have Loved / You Must Be Joking

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