Charles P. Harris oral history, 2002 April 2
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- Creation: 2002 April 2
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From the Collection: 4.87 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)
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From the Collection: English
Charles P. Harris (1916-2003) studied bass and violin with W. Llewellyn Wilson and Lucien Odend'hal. He began his career playing bass in Baltimore clubs and at the Royal Theatre on Pennsylvania Avenue. He toured and recorded with Lionel Hampton during the 1940s and with the Nat King Cole Trio for fifteen years, beginning in 1951. He also recorded with Wynonie Harris, Herbie Fields, Milt Buckner, and Arnett Cobb. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, Harris recounts his career as a local and touring musician with Nat King Cole and others.
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