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Wee Willie Harris: I Go Ape! - The Wee Willie Harris Story (Book & CD)

(Rollercoaster Records) 30 Tracks - Paperback, 88 pages, English

Sporting a cascading cluster of long pink curls and garish drape jackets with his name emblazoned across the back, or cavorting half-naked in leopard skins, Wee Willie Harris brought a flash of technicolor to grim and grimy post-war Britain. Thrust untrained into the entertainment spotlight, Harris was briefly a star without portfolio in the earliest days of British Rock'n'Roll when he swung to a solid beat while others stumbled and fell. Learning as he went, he quickly developed into a capable entertainer with a lifelong career ahead of him.

Delving into his story, Rob Finnis discovered an unassuming and talented man who perhaps was not taken as seriously as he might have liked. Now in his eighties, Harris continues to perform and, as Paul McCartney said of him, the old voice still sounds great'. Generously illustrated with previously unseen photographs from Harris' private collection, `I Go Ape!' comes with a CD of his best recordings including several previously unissued tunes.


'Wee Willie Harris started Glam. And I'm not joking.'
David Bowie

'What a fabulous perfomer.'
Matt Monro

The best.'
Cliff Richard

'Fantastic.'
Chris Farlowe

'I first saw Wee Willie Harris on the Tonight show with Cliff Michelmore in 1958. He stood up on on his own & played piano & sung, 'Yes it's me & I'm in Love Again'. I thought he was fantastic. He was my kind of act. The next time I saw Wee Willie he was supporting Cliff Richard at Walthamstow Granada in 1959. He came on in a leopard skin leotard & dived in the piano singing 'I Go Ape'. Cliff Richard & the Shadows (then known as the Drifters) were good, but Wee Willie's act was more memorable. He was & still is one of Great Britain's greatest Rock'n'Rollers.'
Chas Hodges

'Wee Willie Harris, one of the most neglected and underrated stars of the British Rock Scene. He was there at the birth of Rock in the UK. His pink hair was a great gimmick to start with, but although that and the leopard skin gained him international recognition, it tended to divert the attention from his perfor-mance as a blues and rock singer of considerable ability. Perhaps this book with first-hand knowledge, great research and a 'best of CD will provide the key to unlocking the true qualities of Wee Willie Harris, Rock God! '

About the author:
Born in Athens, Greece, Rob Finnis has been in the music business one way or another since he was 18, lurking in Denmark Street and producing his first 45 (now an expensive collectors' item) at Abbey Road. He has written for Rolling Stone, Oz, NME, Sounds and various specialist magazines and has compiled and annotated inumerable CDs, most notably for London-based Ace Records for whom he works as a consultant. He penned the first biography of Phil Spector and co-edited, with Nick Logan, The NME Book of Rock. Wee Willie Harris, though he was never going to topple the Stars off their high perch, had a distinctive character (there's no mistaking who he was) that appeals to Rob's taste for the bizarre and the overlooked.

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  • Interpret: Wee Willie Harris

  • Album titlle: I Go Ape! - The Wee Willie Harris Story (Book & CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Sprache Englisch
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Einband Broschiert
  • Artikelart CD

  • Label Rollercoaster Records

  • ISBN-13 9780957446229
  • Seiten 88
  • Verleger Rollercoaster Records Books
  • Größe 15 x 21 x 0,8
  • ISBN-10 0957446225
  • Autor Bob Finnis
  • EAN: 9780957446229

  • weight in Kg 0.25
Harris, Wee Willie - I Go Ape! - The Wee Willie Harris Story (Book & CD) CD 1
01 Love Bug Crawl Wee Willie Harris
02 Bloodshot Eyes Wee Willie Harris
03 I Go Ape! Wee Willie Harris
04 Rag Mop Wee Willie Harris
05 Trouble In Mind Wee Willie Harris
06 Rockin' At The 2I's Wee Willie Harris
07 Miss Ann Wee Willie Harris
08 I Grab You Wee Willie Harris
09 I Got My Mojo Working Wee Willie Harris
10 Try Moving Baby Wee Willie Harris
11 Smack Dab In The Middle Wee Willie Harris
12 No Chemise, Please Wee Willie Harris
13 Got A Match? Wee Willie Harris
14 Rosie Lee Wee Willie Harris
15 Back To School Again Wee Willie Harris
16 Wild One Wee Willie Harris
17 Riot In Cell Block #9 Wee Willie Harris
18 Frankie & Johnnie Wee Willie Harris
19 Rockin' Chair On The Moon Wee Willie Harris
20 Lollipop Mama Wee Willie Harris
21 Diggin' My Potatoes Wee Willie Harris
22 Rockin' At The 2I's Wee Willie Harris
23 Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah Wee Willie Harris
24 When I'm Walking Wee Willie Harris
25 No Rice No Peas No Coconut Oil Wee Willie Harris
26 Little Bitty Girl Wee Willie Harris
27 You Must Be Joking Wee Willie Harris
28 Bloodshot Eyes Wee Willie Harris
29 Voodoo Woman Wee Willie Harris
30 Grab You Wee Willie Harris
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Tracklist
Harris, Wee Willie - I Go Ape! - The Wee Willie Harris Story (Book & CD) CD 1
01 Love Bug Crawl
02 Bloodshot Eyes
03 I Go Ape!
04 Rag Mop
05 Trouble In Mind
06 Rockin' At The 2I's
07 Miss Ann
08 I Grab You
09 I Got My Mojo Working
10 Try Moving Baby
11 Smack Dab In The Middle
12 No Chemise, Please
13 Got A Match?
14 Rosie Lee
15 Back To School Again
16 Wild One
17 Riot In Cell Block #9
18 Frankie & Johnnie
19 Rockin' Chair On The Moon
20 Lollipop Mama
21 Diggin' My Potatoes
22 Rockin' At The 2I's
23 Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah
24 When I'm Walking
25 No Rice No Peas No Coconut Oil
26 Little Bitty Girl
27 You Must Be Joking
28 Bloodshot Eyes
29 Voodoo Woman
30 Grab You