Woody Harris

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Woody Harris (1911–1985) was an American songwriter of the 1950s and 1960s. He is perhaps best known for songs written for and with Bobby Darin. On "Queen Of The Hop", Darin used the name "Walden Tweed". His real name was Walden Robert Cassotto.[1] He also wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Della Reese and other popular singers. In addition to his collaboration with Darin, he also collaborated with Eddie V. Deane, Jack Reardon, and others. Harris composed songs in the rock and roll, rockabilly, and blues genres.

Personal life[edit]

Harris was born November 1, 1911 in New York City.[2] He died February 19, 1985 in Hallandale, Florida.[1]

Songs[edit]

Below is a partial list of songs written by Harris:[1][3][4]

Title Year Collaborator Performer
Brand New House 1958 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin, Otis Spann
Clementine 1960   Bobby Darin
Dix-a-Billy 1958 Paul Evans, Jack Reardon LaVern Baker
Early in the Morning 1958 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly
I Want You With Me 1961   Elvis Presley
Pity Miss Kitty 1960   Bobby Darin
Queen of the Hop 1958 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin, Dion and the Belmonts, Danny & the Juniors
Real Love 1958 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin
Rock-a-Billy 1957 Eddie V. Deane Guy Mitchell
School’s Out 1958 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin
Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues 1967 Al Byron Della Reese, Lena Horne, Jimmy Witherspoon
You Never Called 1960   Bobby Darin
Was There a Call for Me (B side of Mack the Knife) 1958   Bobby Darin

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Woody Harris". Black Cat Rockabilly Europe. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ "November 1 Birthdays". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Woody Harris". Helene Blue Musique. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Woody Harris". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 

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