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PEPPERMINT HARRIS

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Harrison D. Nelson Jr

Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

Known For: Known mainly for “I Got Loaded” – 1951

Instruments: Voice, Guitar

Music Styles: Blues

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 17th July 1927
Location Born: Texarkana, Texas, United States of America

Date Died: 12th April 1999
Location Died: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Peppermint Harris

An American rhythm and blues singer and guitarist.

He first recorded in Houston, as Peppermint Nelson, in the late 1940s, accompanied by his friend Lightnin’ Hopkins. He then made further recordings including “Raining In My Heart” for a record label run by Bob Shad.

In 1951 he moved to Modern Records in Los Angeles, California, and had his biggest R&B hit with “I Got Loaded”, which reached number one on the R&B chart in November that year.

he wrote lyrics for B B King and Etta James, his early success was
followed by obscurity before he enjoyed a small revival among blues enthusiasts.

He later recorded in Shreveport, Louisiana, and worked in Sacramento and New Jersey, before recording a final album in 1995.

He died in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1999, at the age of 73.

LINKS:

  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Thedeadrockstarsclub.com

    – accessed July 2010

  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c d “Biography by Bill Dahl”

    . Allmusic.com. Retrieved September 2, 2011.