Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor/Again! Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor/Again! Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor

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Dick and Kiz Harp

Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor

90th Floor Records S11901

Dick Harp (p, vcl) Kiz Harp (vcl) Buzzy Miles, (tp on Black Coffee, possibly bass on some other tracks), Reinie Press (bass on some tracks) Paul Guerra (possibly drums on some tracks), The 90th Floor, Dallas TX, late 50s.

Down In The Depths On The Ninetieth Floor/Inchworm/Too Much For The Average Man/Angel Eyes/You Are Not My First Love/I Like It That Way/Lazy Afternoon/Ugly Duckling/There Are Days When I Don't Think Of You At All/Joey, Joey, Joey/Thanks For You/Too Much In Love/Black Coffee/County Fair TT: 48:46

Dick and Kiz Harp

Again! Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor

90th Floor Records S11902

Dick Harp (p, vcl) Kiz Harp (vcl) Buzzy Miles (b - 1) Reinie Press (b - 2, vcl - 3)) Paul Guerra (drums - 4), The 90th Floor, Dallas TX, late 50s

In Other Words (2)/Dearest Dearest-Thou Swell (2)/Winter Warm (2)/Great Indoors (2)/If I Should Lose You (1)/Fugue For Tinhorns (2, 3)/Fugue For Tinhorns - Ending Only (2, 3)/The More I See You/The Trolley Song (2, 4)/God Bless The Child (2, 4)/Let Me Love You (1)/Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (2)/Wonderful Guy(2)/Green Dolphin Street/My Heart Is A Hobo TT: 50:13

Many years ago, I acquired a copy of an LP on the 90th Floor label called "Again! Dick and Kiz Harp at the 90th Floor." Since I already owned the first LP by the North Texas State Lab Band, I was familiar with the label. In addition, I seemed to recall that some years earlier, an LP by Dick and Kiz had received a positive review in Downbeat so I had no hesitation in taking a chance on an "unknown quantity." To say that I was impressed would be a gross understatement - for years, I have tried to find a copy of their first LP but to no avail. Further, after fifty years, the likelihood that material which, even at the time it was originally issued, was pretty esoteric, would ever be reissued seemed so remote as to be unthinkable. Imagine , then, my surprise and delight to learn that not only have both LPs been reissued but with two additional tracks on each disc.

Dick and Kiz were a husband and wife team who began their careers in the Midwest, before ending up in Dallas where they became local legends. Kiz was a singer, Dick a pianist who occasionally did a bit of singing as well. Are you thinking Jackie and Roy? Well, yes and no. …

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