Harrison "Peppermint Harris"


Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth: July 17, 1925    Texarkana, TX

Date of Death:  March 19, 1999    Voorhees, NJ

Place of Burial:  Unknown

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown


Texarkana Bound / Fat Girl Boogie, Sittin' In With (568)

I Got Loaded / It's You, Yes, It's You, Aladdin Records (3097)

Have Another Drink And Talk To Me / Middle of Winter, Aladdin Records (3107)

P.H. Blues / Let The Back Door Hit You, Aladdin Records (3108)

Angel Child / Ain't No Business, Duke (319, Promo)

Wait Until It Happens To You / Anytime Is The Right Time, Jewel Records (772)

Bad Bad Whiskey / Lonesome As Can Be, Jewel Records (789)

Shreveport Downhome Blues, P-Vine Special (PLP-718)

Being Black Twice, Home Cooking Records (HCS-116)

I Got Loaded, Route 66 (Kix-23)

Essential Blues, Master Classics Records (no #)

Penthouse In The Ghetto, MIL Multimedia (MIL 3033)

Texas On My Mind, AIM (AIM 1301 CD)

Peppermint Harris & Elmore Nixon, Shout & Rock, Sundown (CG709-12)

Peppermint Harris & Percy Mayfield, Here Come The Blues, P-Vine Records (PCD-2516)

Peppermint Harris featuring Albert Collins, Houston Can't Be Heaven, Ace Records (CHD 267)

Sherman Robertson And The Cross Town Blues Band, Sherman And Friends, Lunar #2 Recordings (L2M-20016)


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