1954 BILLBOARD magazine: “The present generation satisfies its hunger for music with a beat like Earl Bostic, Buddy Johnson or the Tiny Bradshaw bands or wants the rhythmic recordings of The Clovers, Ruth Brown and others.”
KANSAS CITY: Written by Lieber /Stoller was originally released as KC Lovin. Later released by Little Richard, Hank Ballard and Rocky Olson. But Wilbert Harrison’s version (a $40 session) out-charted them all. His classic version started at the bottom of the Hot 100 and went straight to the top. The first song to start at the bottom and zoom to # 1. Pretty cool for a Charlotte, NC boy.