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BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO
Buddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), raised in Clarksdale (MS),
recorded this blues classic in 1953.
This blues riff is from the song "My Babe", written
by Willie Dixon and made famous by Albert King. "My babe
don't stand no cheatin'...."
Every harmonica player has his own version of the Railroad blues,
but the best known is probably that one made way back in 1929
by blues harp player Freeman Stowers.
YOU GOTTA HELP ME
Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller), one of the most influential
bluesmen ever, first recorded in Jackson, MS in 1951. His magical
harmonica accompanied his unique and captivating vocals.
I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
Another magnificent harmonica introduction by the great Sonny
Boy Williamson, II, of his song "I can't Understand"
on his "Keep It To Ourselves" C.D.
6. WILLIE BROWN BLUES
One of songs in the blues-cult movie "Crossroads",
from the mid-'80s. It's about a young guitar player in Chicago
locating the great guitarist, Willie Brown, in a local nursing
home. The harp was played by the great Frank Frost from Helena.
He's one of only 2 people I've knowingly allowed to play one
of my harps (other than grandchildren that were too fast for
This is a typical opening harmonica riff made by an early bluesman.
I can't identify what it opens for or who played it, but it's
a great blues riff. The last part of the riff is a good demonstration
of the technique of "tongue blocking".
This is one of the world's greatest songs, not just Christian
songs, but all songs. Known-and sung-by millions around the
The only Broadway Musical featuring a musical opening by harmonica,
"Big River" is a wonderful stage play written by the
great Roger Miller. I've been blessed to have played the harmonica
part twice for this fantastic play about the life of Tom Sawyer
and Huck Finn.
KEEP ON HARPIN'
This is from the world's greatest country harmonica player,
Charlie McCoy. It appeared on his "Nashville Hit Man"
album in 1978. Charlie continues to dazzle audiences all over
the world with his harmonica.
LONG WAY HOME
This is rather a weak effort of replicating the fantastic opening
on the '70's song by the group Super Tramp. The ONLY 8-track
tape remaining in my musical collection contains this song.
An American classic from the early 1800's, "The Wild Mizzoureye"
reached it's greatest popularity aroung 1840. It continues to
be a staple in American Music.