Hi Tide Harris

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Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter - Blues

Name also appears as HiTide Harris, Hi-Tide Harris and Hightide Harris on various recordings
b. 26 March 1946, San Francisco, California, USA. His real name was reportedly Willie Boyd or Willie Gitry. He was brought up in Richmond, California, and sang in vocal groups as a youngster; he also learned to play guitar in the early '60s, going on to play with Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy McCracklin, and others (he also recorded with McCracklin). Following a spell in Los Angeles (1969-71), he formed his own band around 1972. In 1973 he joined Charlie Musselwhite's band, and the following year he toured and recorded with John Mayall. Harris was also involved in film work: he wrote the theme song for Mandingo (sung by Muddy Waters) and sang on the soundtrack of Leadbelly Harris was ‘an excellent guitarist in both the slide and regular fingerstyles’ (Blues Unlimited).
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Hi Tide Harris Discography Tracks

Albums

RVL-8031 (JPL1-1348) Hi Tide Harris - Celebrating With Hi-Tide Harris album art Hi-Tide Harris* Celebrating With Hi-Tide Harris(LP, Album) RCA RVL-8031 (JPL1-1348) Japan 1978 Sell This Version
RVL-8046, JPL-1673 Hi Tide Harris - The Gentleman's Blues album art HiTide Harris* The Gentleman's Blues(LP, Album) RCA, RCA RVL-8046, JPL-1673 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
PCD-5802 Hi Tide Harris - Nice & Hi album art Hi Tide Harris Nice & Hi(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-5802 Japan 1995 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

0001 Hi Tide Harris Too Good To Be True(CD) TEZU 0001 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

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