Erline Harris

Erline Harris

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erline Harris (5 April 1914 - 6 January 2004), born Erlyn Eloise Johnson, was an American rhythm and blues singer in the 1940s and early 1950s. Her 1949 song "Rock and Roll Blues" was one of the first jump blues songs to use the phrase "rock and roll" in its secular context. Erlyn Johnson was born in Arkansas, the eldest of five children and a second cousin of Louis Armstrong. By 1930 she had left home, lived in New York, and at one point in the 1930s was engaged to singer Billy Eckstine. She made her first professional appearance as a singer in 1939 at the Club Plantation in St. Louis, Missouri, and later owned a restaurant and lived in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1942 she graduated from Louisiana State Normal College, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and by the late 1940s was married to New Orleans dancer Ike "Streamline" Harris.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135745069
  • 9786135745061