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Offline Prof Scratchy

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Angels with harps??
« on: December 12, 2004, 12:29:36 PM »
 :-[ This is inspired by the thread on the Georgia blues: were there any harmonica players on Decatur street??  Does anybody know? I'm not an expert on harmonica players, but there will be somebody (hopefully) in Weenieland who'll know if this  -or something like it- could have happened in real life.....???

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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004, 12:55:27 PM »
Sounds great, Perfesser. I enjoyed playing duets with a harp player for a while before he left town last year. Drat! Sounds good with the 12. Off the top of my head, Buddy Moss started out playing harp as a teen with Barbecue Bob, I believe.
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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004, 01:25:24 PM »
Sounds great, PS - who's playing which?

Eddie Mapp had a big reputation as a harmonica player - apparently had a big influence on Buddy Moss.  I'm sure something like this happened somewhere along the line in Atlanta!

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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004, 01:31:01 PM »
Sounds great PS, and some very nice harp!

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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004, 01:45:40 PM »
Right, Frank, Eddie Mapp. Duh. And I read Red River Blues right before PT and couldn't remember that name. Slip, slip, slippin' away....
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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2004, 02:24:56 PM »
Real nice, Prof. Scratchy. I had just been listening to McTell while preparing dinner and was thinking,  "there's one I gotta try on the new 12." Great harp, too.

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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2004, 02:59:17 PM »
I remember a couple of tunes by Smith & Harper (pseudonyms?) on the Yazoo anthology "Baby, Let Me Lay It On You", and I believe they were from that part of the world.  Really a nice job, as per usual, Scratchy.
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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004, 07:28:29 AM »
Very funky stuff!  So, is that 1st position or cross harp?

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Re: Angels with harps??
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004, 10:36:30 AM »
Sounds great, PS - who's playing which?

Eddie Mapp had a big reputation as a harmonica player - apparently had a big influence on Buddy Moss.? I'm sure something like this happened somewhere along the line in Atlanta!

That's Fraser Speirs from Glasgow on the moothie (as he would say) - and to answer the query about first or second position, I'd say definitely second , but I'm guessing- they're devilishly secretive these harmonica players! And you can't see where they're putting their fingers/teeth/tongues, so how is it possible to learn in the first place???
I've had a look for a reference to Eddie Mapp and found a sound clip on the Document site - what a fine player! And he seems to have played with just about everybody - apart from BWMcT.Must have some of his stuff somewhere amidst all the CD's, vynil and tapes....need to go and have a look!

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