Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Harold Burrage

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.

Read more

Albums

Messed Up The Cobra Recordings 1956-58
Messed Up The Cobra...
Westside UK
2002
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Willie Dixon Willie Dixon
bass, acoustic
Albert King Albert King
guitar, electric
Otis Rush Otis Rush
guitar, electric
Otis Clay Otis Clay
vocalist
Willie Mabon Willie Mabon
piano
Jimmy McCracklin Jimmy McCracklin
vocalist

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.