Kansas City

Composer: Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller


info St. Louis MO: November 15, 2003


This list of recordings is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single, Wilbert Harrison, 1959
no info Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, 1959
no info Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, 1959
no info The Fabulous Little Richard, Little Richard, 1959
no info The Explosive! Freddy Cannon, Freddy Cannon, 1959
no info The One and Only Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Hank Ballard and Midnighters, 1960
no info Back at the Peppermint Lounge, Joey Dee and Starliters, 1962
info Tuff Sax, Ace Cannon, 1962
no info Oldies Dance Party, Volume 1, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 1963
no info Surfer's Pajama Party, Brice Johnston, 1963
no info Beatles For Sale, Beatles, 1964
info Songs of the Cities, Roy Drusky, 1964
info Big Harmonica Special, Billy Lee Riley, 1964
no info Kansas City, Wilbert Harrison, 1965
info Rock N' Soul, Everly Brothers, 1965
no info Cold Sweat, James Brown, 1967
no info James Brown Live at the Apollo, Volume 2, James Brown, 1967
no info Let's Work Together, Wilbert Harrison , 1969
no info King Of The Blues Guitar, Albert King, 1969
no info Razzle Dazzle, Bill Haley, 1971
no info Well Alright!, Little Richard, 1971
no info Echoes of a Rock Era: The Middle Years, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 1973
no info Big Ben Sings, Scatman Crothers, 1973
no info 20 Soulful Oldies, Vol 3, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 1973
no info On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Helen Humes, 1974
no info Muddy Waters' Woodstock Album, Muddy Waters, 1975
no info Old King Gold, Volume 4, Various Artists (Hank Ballard And The Midnighters), 1975
info Rock 'N' Roll Music, The Beatles, 1977
no info The Legendary Sun Performers, Carl Mann, 1977
no info Good Rockin' Tonight, Charlie Feathers, 1979
no info Reelin' and Rockin', Fats Domino, 1983
no info What You Get When the Gettin' Gets Good, Hank Ballard and Midnighters, 1985
no info Live, Doug Sahm, 1989
no info The Speciality Box Set, Little Richard, 1989
no info Let 'em Roll, Hank Ballard, 1990
no info Messin' With The Blues, James Brown, 1991
no info Raging Harlem Hit Parade, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 1991
no info Kansas City, Wilbert Harrison, 1992
no info Paul Is Live, Paul McCartney, 1993
info Right or Wrong, Wanda Jackson, 1993
no info The Roulette Years, Ronnie Hawkins, 1994
info The R&B Box: 30 Years of Rhythm & Blues, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 1994
no info Anthology 1, Beatles, 1995
info Eight Gigs A Week: The Steve Winwood Years, Spencer Davis Group, 1996
info Abbey Road Decade 1963-1970, The Paramounts, 1998
info The In Crowd: Ultimate Collection 1958-67, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 2001
info Rock 'n' Soul / Beat & Soul, The Everly Brothers, 2005
info The Price of Fame 1960-1965, The Everly Brothers, 2006
info Blowing the Fuse: 29 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1959, Various Artists (Wilbert Harrison), 2006
info Nothing But Good: 1952-1962, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, 2009
info Wanted Dead Or Alive/Midnight On The Water, David Bromberg, 2010
info Come on and Get It: The Singles Collection 1954-1959, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, 2010


Based on KC Lovin' by Little Willie Littlefield (1952). Wilbert Harrison wanted to cover KC Lovin' but his record company was not interested. He then recorded it as Kansas City with a different company. Follow up singles by Harrison included Kansas City Twist and Goodbye Kansas City.

Played twice by the Grateful Dead in 1985.