Joyce Harris was one of those amazing voices that you just can't believe you are hearing. Whether it's the passionate, full projected output, deep throaty full forward effort on "No Way Out", or pleasant duets with her sister, or the other wonderful sides, it was great. She was born in Bowling Green Kentucky in 1939, and moved to New Orleans in her early teens. She grew up listening to artists like Fats Domino, Eddie Bo, Dr. John, and Little Richard. Her first sides were recorded on big name labels with her sister(s), and had just moderate success. One of her sisters got married, so she went to Mexico and performed in a chain of restaurants. Lora Richardson of the Texas based Domino label - see my Domino records label shots - happened to be vacationing there at the time, heard her, and invited her to record for her label. She recorded for Domino and then on to a couple of other labels, including Serock, as Sinner Strong. She did quite a bit of performing, not only in the gulf coast states, but also in California and in the city of Las Vegas. Just like Joyce Webb, Joyce Harris also appeared on the Cactus Pryor TV show as well as American Bandstand. Take a look at several of Joyce Harris's records shown below. She had a short career of making records, but the ones that were pressed are really fun to hear. Listen to my interview with Joyce Harris here!
Recorded in February 2007. More information on Joyce Harris is at the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame site.