Video: Rockabilly Pioneer Honored in Tupelo

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — A pioneer of Rockabilly is honored with an exhibit at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A display was unveiled featuring Homer Ray Harris, a regional recording artist and producer from Mantachie. The exhibit features photos of Harris and his band and other mementos related to his life.

Homer Ray Harris recorded some of the early Memphis Rockabilly songs with legendary Sam Phillips at Sun Records. This evening, Sam Phillips’ son Jerry , was on hand to talk about the music pioneer.

“He recorded four singles for my dad at Sun Record company that were very great records, trendsetting records he did and a lot of people came in and followed behind him, and it is something that has needed to be done for a long time, The music he made and the music he’s contributed to our society has really changed the world of music as we know it today.”

The Homer Ray Harris exhibit will be on display at the Tupelo CVB through March.

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