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Harold Burrage

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Born: March 30, 1931 | Died: November 26, 1966    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

An early singer and pianist in the Chicago blues tradition, Burrage was a well-known face on Chicago's west side R&B scene by his late teens. In 1950 he made his first recordings for Decca backed by Horace Henderson's septet, resulting in Claude Trenier's suggestive “Hi Yo Silver” which spawned several cover versions.

He completed one-off sessions for Aladdin (1951) and States (1954) before hitting his stride between 1956 and 1958 with Cobra Records, under the tutelage of Willie Dixon,with whom he recorded in his own right in a soul-blues vein, as well as backing artists such as Magic Sam, Otis Rush and Ike Turner....
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