keskiviikko 13. lokakuuta 2010

Blues Harp

This week I've been listening to some blues records, starting with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson and Son House. All of those are great. But today I happened to listen to Sonny Boy Williamson! What is so special with him is that he is very good at playing blues harp. He's the best I've heard yet, but I haven't heard much yet. I've played harmonica for almost a year, but I've only been inspired by Bob Dylan. That has been a big mistake... I haven't even learned to play that cross-harp style that's used when playing the blues. But now I will start to listen those great harp players. If you know any great harp player(s), feel free to comment here and make suggestions. I appreciate that.

Here's some Sonny Boy Williamson for ya. Sonny Boy Williamson – His Best
I think it's a great compilation. You really hear how great he plays the harp; better than Bob Dylan.

1 kommentti:

  1. You should check out Charlie McCoy, He's not a blues man, but his a great country/folk harmonica player and singer. He has done some solo material, but more importantly backed up a bunch of great musicians including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Kris Kristofferson and Roy Orbison.