Billy Harner

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Blue-Eyed Soul singer born in Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A. .Known in Northern soul circles as "The Human Percolator," blue-eyed soul shouter Billy Harner first emerged in 1964 with backing band the Expressions on the Lawn release "Anymore." His supporting unit proved short-lived, as the label of his follow-up, "Coney Island Wild Child," credited Harner alone, and in 1965 he signed to Cameo/Parkway to release "All Through the Night." After the release of 1966's "Let's Get in Line," Harner moved to the Kama Sutra imprint, where he recorded a series of cult-classic singles including "Homicide Dresser," "What About the Music," and the Northern soul favorite "Sally's Sayin' Somethin'," a minor hit that charted in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles in the summer of 1967 but failed to gain national momentum. In late 1968, Harner signed to the local independent label Open/OR, where his debut release, the luminous ballad "A Message to My Baby," was licensed for wider distribution on Atlantic. Another Northern classic, the scorching Gamble-Huff track "I Struck It Rich" preceded the 1969 release of Harner's sole LP, She's Almost You. The album met the same discouraging fate as his previous releases, and after one final effort for the obscure 66 + 6 label, the Chris Kenner cover "Something You Got," the singer quit his music career to open his own barbershop in Camden, NJ. In the 1990s, Harner resurfaced on the East Coast oldies circuit.
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Albums

O-S-1100 Billy Harner - She's Almost You album art Billy Harner She's Almost You(LP, Album) Open Records (11) O-S-1100 US 1969 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P-950 Billy Harner - Let's Get In Line album art Billy Harner Let's Get In Line (Single) Parkway P-950 US 1964 Sell This Version
1000 Billy Harner - A Message To My Babe album art Billy Harner A Message To My Babe (Single) V-Tone Records (2) 1000 US 1965 Sell This Version
1003 Billy Harner - I've Got To Check You Out album art Billy Harner I've Got To Check You Out(7") V-Tone Records (2) 1003 US 1966 Sell This Version
KA238 Billy Harner - Homicide Dresser / Lavender Room album art Billy Harner Homicide Dresser / Lavender Room Kama Sutra KA238 US 1967 Sell This Version
KA226 Billy Harner - Sally Sayin' Somethin' album art Billy Harner Sally Sayin' Somethin' (Single) Kama Sutra KA226 US 1967 Sell This Version
1251 Billy Harner - Irresistible You / Honky Dory album art Billy Harner Irresistible You / Honky Dory (Single) Kent 1251 US 1968 Sell This Version
1253 Billy Harner - She's Almost You / Fool Me album art Billy Harner She's Almost You / Fool Me (Single) Open Records (11) 1253 US 1968 Sell This Version
1255 Billy Harner - I Struck It Rich / Watch Your Step album art Billy Harner I Struck It Rich / Watch Your Step (Single) Open Records (11) 1255 US 1969 Sell This Version
R-101 Billy Harner - I Don't Mind Doin' It album art Billy Harner I Don't Mind Doin' It (Single) Rock Hound Records R-101 US 1970 Sell This Version
3C 006-92436 Billy Harner - Rags To Riches / Any More album art Billy Harner Rags To Riches / Any More (Single) Paramount Records 3C 006-92436 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
KA-242 Billy Harner - What About The Music album art Billy Harner What About The Music (Single) Kama Sutra KA-242 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
none Billy Harner - These Are Not My People album art Billy Harner These Are Not My People(7") 66 + 6 none US 1971 Sell This Version
1001 Billy Harner - That Jesus Feeling (On My Mind) album art Billy Harner That Jesus Feeling (On My Mind)(7", Single) BHM Records 1001 US 1972 Sell This Version
FF1831 Billy Harner - What About The Children album art Billy Harner What About The Children (Single) Mel Omega FF1831 US 1973 Sell This Version
JH-10783 Billy Harner - Two Lonely People  album art Billy Harner Two Lonely People (Single) Midland International JH-10783 US 1974 Sell This Version
MA81574 Billy Harner - I Don't Wanna Cry / Now That You're Back album art Billy Harner I Don't Wanna Cry / Now That You're Back(7") Match Records (4) MA81574 US 1975 Sell This Version
SG-114 Billy Harner - I Got It From Heaven album art Billy Harner I Got It From Heaven(7", Single) Sound Gems SG-114 US 1976 Sell This Version
2021 Billy Harner - Star Revue / Homicide Dresser album art Warren Lee, Billy Harner Warren Lee, Billy Harner - Star Revue / Homicide Dresser(7", Mono, Promo, RE) Sixties Soul 2021 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
100 Billy Harner - Don't Want My Lovin' / Pretty Little Girl album art Billy Harner Don't Want My Lovin' / Pretty Little Girl (Single) Deborah Records 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
B 3538 Billy Harner - Sally Sayin' Somethin' / Homicide Dresser album art Billy Harner Sally Sayin' Somethin' / Homicide Dresser(7") Collectables B 3538 US Unknown Sell This Version
1003-AA Billy Harner - All In My Mind / Fool Me album art Billy Harner All In My Mind / Fool Me(7", Single) V-Tone Records (2) 1003-AA US Unknown Sell This Version
HE-823 DJ Billy Harner - Homicide Dresser album art Billy Harner Homicide Dresser(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Heritage HE-823 DJ US Unknown Sell This Version
OR 1257 Billy Harner - I'll Be Around/Oh Girl album art Billy Harner I'll Be Around/Oh Girl(7", Single) Open Records (11) OR 1257 Unknown Sell This Version
11730 Billy Harner - Bending Over Backwards For You album art Billy Harner Bending Over Backwards For You(7", Single) Neroc Records 11730 Unknown Sell This Version