Podcast: Harmonica Greats
Episode #16-02 | airing 1-12-16

This week we’ll turn our attention to the Harmonica and some of its finest players. We’ll hear classic masters like Little Walter and James Cotton, innovators like Mickey Raphael Charlie McCoy and John Mayall and new a new recording from Charlie Musselwhite and a fine new collection featuring Blues Harp Women.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /

Jazz Gillum / “Gillum Blues” / Classic Harmonica Blues /
        Smithsonian Folkways
Charlie Musselwhite / “Good Blues Tonight” / I Ain’t Lyin’… /
        Henrietta Records
DeFord Bailey / “Davidson County Blues” / Harmonica Blues / Yazoo
John Mayall / “Room to Move” / The Turning Point / Polydor

Big Mama Thornton / “Down Home Shakedown” / Blues Harp Women /
Terry Leonino / “Meet Me Where they Play the Blues” / Blues
        Harp Women / Ruf
John Hammond / “Backdoor Man” / Big City Blues / Vanguard
Jimmy Reed / “Baby What You Want Me to Do” / The Best of Jimmy
        Reed / GNP Crescendo
Roscoe Holcomb / “Barbara Allen Blues” / Classic Harmonica
        Blues / Smithsonian Folkways

Willie Nelson / “Railroad Lady” /Willie Nelson’s Greatest
        Hits / Columbia
Area Code 615 / “Lady Madonna” / Area Code 615 / Pumpkin
Harry Belafonte / “Midnight Special” / The Midnight Special /
        Wounded Bird
The Rolling Stones / “Not Fade Away” / Englands Newest
        Hitmakers / ABKCO

Little Walter / “My Babe” / The Best of Chess Records /
Howlin’ Wolf / “Smokestack Lightnin’ / Hoochie Coochie Man-The
        Chess Story / One Day
Muddy Waters / “I’ve Got my Mojo Working Part 1” / At Newport
        1960 / MCA-Chess
Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways

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