Major Harris

 Thanks for returning back this week for more of my Sunday morning selections. November 2012 will musically remembered for the loss of two soul greats; Terry Callier & Major Harris. In this weeks show we tribute Harris with the 'Three-In-A-Row' feature at 11am. All of Harris's albums contain a number of quiet storm songs, none more popular than 'Love Won't Let Me Wait'. 

Sadly two funerals will be taking place in my local community this week that I'll read out in my show. 
Douglas McCoy, Thursday 29th November at 11.30am at Gibson Road, Handsworth B23 UE, on to Witton Cemetry and after at Parklands Banqueting Suite. Secondly Mrs. Edmead, Friday 30th November, sevice at Wellright Church, Holyhead Road, Handsworth. My condolences go out to friends and loved ones of  all the above family's at this time.

If there is any music you think I'm missing in my show please phone me or leave a message at the bottom of this Blog page and I'll try to see to your needs. 

Tracklist for 25th November 2012
Hour One
01 - Fredrick - Gentle
02 - Denice Williams - It's Going To Take A Miracle
       Joe Sample - The Road Less Traveled (bed)
03 - Terri Wells - Falling Leaves
04 - Marcus Miller - Much To Much
05 - Chukki Booker - Games
06 - Bigg Robb - Macaroni Cheese Song
07 - Angie Stone - Do What You Gotta Do
08 - Foster Sylvers - I'm You're Puppet
09 - Isley-Jasper-Isley - Carnaval Of Love
Hour Two
10 - Three-In-A-Row Feature: Major Harris
        I Love You/ Love Won't Let me Wait/ I Believe In Love
13 - Mica Paris - I Should Have Known Better
14 - Windjammer - Tossing & Turning
15 - James Brown - Stone To The Bone
16 - Bobby Thurston - Na Na Na Na Baby
17 - The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
18 - Loose Ends - Going To Make You Mine
19 - Eddie Henderson - Prance On

Major Harris
Harris was born, Feb 9-1947 in Richmond, Virginia. Early in his career, Harris sang with groups such as The Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels, and Nat Turner's Rebellion, which also featured his songwriting brother, Joseph B. Jefferson, and recorded a few solo 7" records on the Laurie and Okeh labels. 

In the early 1970s, he took over from Randy Cain as a member of The Delfonics; he quit the group to go solo in 1974. Signing with Atlantic Records, Harris scored a string of R&B hits in the United States, including the Top Ten single "Love Won't Let Me Wait", which peaked at #5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #37 in the UK Top 50. Written by Bobby Eli and Vinnie Barrett, "Love Won't Let Me Wait" was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. on 25 June 1975.

When his success as a soloist subsided, Harris returned to the Delfonics, and continued to tour with one of two touring ensembles that used the name in the 1990s and 2000s. Major was a cousin to the late Philadelphia record producer and arranger, Norman Harris. Harris died in a Richmond, Virginia hospital on November 9th, 2012 from congestive heart and lung failure at the age of 65. (Wiki)

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