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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2017, 08:37:22 PM »
Anything by PEG LEG SAM!!

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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2017, 12:59:25 PM »
Hi all,
Here is one from Booker T. Sapps.  On his duo pieces with Roger Matthews, whichever of them played the guitar was in Vestapol on every tune of theirs that I've heard guitar on, and it is really expert playing by both of them.  I think they're one of the strongest harmonica/guitar duos I've heard and I think the only time they were recorded was by Alan Lomax in Florida in 1935.



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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2017, 09:32:34 AM »
Hi all,
Here's a nice one from El Watson:  "One Sock Blues":



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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2018, 05:12:10 PM »
Hi all,
Here is a train tune from Eddie Mapp--"Ridin' The Blinds":



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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2018, 07:26:06 PM »
Back in the day, I played some of my field recordings for Alan Lomax. On hearing Peg Leg Sam's version of "Fox Chase", he said, "He's even better than Sonny Boy Terry!" Now, Alan did record both Sonny Terry and Sonny Boy Williamson at different times, so that was not faint praise at all! Sam was a master in all formats.

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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2018, 07:52:48 AM »
Oddenda, are those recordings of Peg Leg Sam reissued? I would love to hear them. I've been a Peg Leg Sam fan for years after seeing the doc on Folkstreams. Turned out, my Uncle recorded him playing at a folk fest in the 70's and learned his version of Froggy Went A Courtin' from him.
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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2018, 08:57:51 AM »
Can't forget this one:
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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2018, 09:18:27 AM »
Hi all,
Here are a couple from Clarence Alexander, a new name to me.  First, "Disability Boogie Woogie":



And "Prison Blues":



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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2018, 11:04:07 PM »
btasoundsradio -

     "My" album of Peg Leg Sam was reissued on CD some time ago (Trix 3302) with same title and and release # about 1993 by Joe Fields. It has not been redone since then to the best of my knowledge. There was also separate release on Blue Labor from Kent Cooper. Check the usual sources. That's about it, with some anthology appearances and the medicine show albums from Flyright. Send me your e-mail address - we'll see what can be arranged! Sam was a MONSTER entertainer in so many ways. The doco film is apt and most enjoyable, if still incomplete... anything would be!

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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2020, 04:33:10 AM »
Here's Joe Filisko playing in Brighton last weekend. The first is a Sonny Terry tribute, the second, not strictly solo harmonica, but as Prof Scratchy has already posted the original by Jaybird Coleman and Ollis Martin, I feel the precedent has already been set. Joe is accompanied by my mate Gareth Tucker on River Of Jordan. https://youtu.be/tJAnkzrr7Mw/ https://youtu.be/8P4z0mPtsGM/
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« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2020, 03:41:27 PM »
Hi all,
Here is another track, "I Done Lost My Health" by Robert Diggs, who was recorded by George Mitchell.  I love his tone.  Here is the track:



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Re: Great Solo Harmonica Performances
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2020, 08:33:27 AM »
This has been a favorite of mine.

 


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