Harold Burrage

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Harold Edwin Burrage (March 30, 1931 – November 26, 1966)[1] was an American blues and soul singer, pianist, and record producer.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Burrage did session work as a pianist in the 1950s and 1960s as well as recording under his own name. He released singles on Decca, Aladdin, States, and Cobra in the 1950s, and for Vee-Jay and M-Pac in the 1960s. Burrage's backing bands included the likes of Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, and Jody Williams, while Burrage supported Magic Sam, Charles Clark, and others as a pianist.[2]

Burrage's only national hit as singer was the 1965 Chicago soul song "Got to Find a Way", which reached #31 on the Billboard R&B charts.[3] The following year Burrage died in Chicago, aged 35, from heart failure at the home of Tyrone Davis,[1] a musician Burrage influenced.[4]


  1. ^ a b Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues - A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers. p. 68. ISBN 978-0313344237. 
  2. ^ Harold Burrage at Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  4. ^ Got to Find a Way at Allmusic