Wilbert Harrison, An Introduction To Wilbert Harrison

John Morthland

By John Morthland

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
One of Lieber and Stoller’s first and biggest hits — and a grab-bag of shuffling and irresistible r&b.

An Introduction to Wilbert Harrison features his 1959 smash “Kansas City” and a grab-bag of failed '60s singles including “Let's Stick Together,” the prototype for his 1969 hit “Let's Work Together.” His loose, laconic approach to shuffling R&B is warm and largely irresistible, despite lapses like “It Will Have to Do (Until the Real Thing Comes Along).”