Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Major Harris R&B Singer February 9, 1947 – November 9, 2012

Major Harris R&B singer that was part of the Delfonics and the Philadelphia soul sound, passed away of congestive heart and lung failure at the age of 65. Major Harris died in Richmond, Virginia where he was born. I remember the back in the day at the house parties the DJ playing Major Harris’s "Love Won't Let Me Wait". That was the jam! Major Harris’s early career consists of him singing with a number of groups such as The Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels, and Nat Turner's Rebellion. Major Harris sang with the Delfonics in the early 1970’s and went solo in 1974 and signed with Atlantic Records. His first real big hit single was "Love Won't Let Me Wait" which peaked at #5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #37 in the UK Top 50. This song was written by to great song writers Bobby Eli and Vinnie Barrett. "Love Won't Let Me Wait" was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. on 25 June 1975. I also liked two other songs Major Harris sung, "I Got Over Love" and "It's Got to Be Magic". Major Harris was one of the true Philly soul singers. R.I.P. Major Harris you will be missed, but your music will live on. Streetwise Radio will be playing some songs by Major Harris. You can listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Athena365, MyGen365 and Live365.


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