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Harmonicas, harps, and heavy breathers : the evolution of the people's instrument

Author: Kim Field
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cooper Square Press : Distributed by National Book Network, 2000, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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This definitive volume celebrates the harmonica's illustrious history, focusing on every musical genre that has felt the harp's impact.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Field, Kim.
Harmonicas, harps, and heavy breathers.
New York, N.Y. : Cooper Square Press ; distributed by National Book Network, 2000, ©1993
(OCoLC)623000800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Field
ISBN: 0815410204 9780815410201
OCLC Number: 43823009
Description: 364 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: East meets West --
America --
The bands. Borrah Minevitch and the Harmonica Rascals ; Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang ; Carl Freed and the Harmonica Harlequins ; The Cappy Barra Harmonica Ensemble ; The Philharmonics ; Johnny O'Brien and the Harmonica Hi-Hats ; Jerry Murad and the Harmonicats ; The Mulcays ; The Stagg McMann trio --
The soloists. Larry Adler ; Charles Newman ; Leo Diamond ; Mike Chimes ; Pete Pedersen ; Richard Hayman ; Alan "Blackie" Schackner --
Folk music. Sonny Terry ; Harmonica Frank Floyd ; Peg Leg Sam ; Mel Lyman ; Mark Graham ; Phil Wiggins --
Country music. Dr. Humphrey Bate ; Herman Crook ; DeFord Bailey ; Lonnie Glosson ; Wayne Raney ; Jimmie Riddle ; Onie Wheeler ; Charlie McCoy ; Don Brooks ; Mickey Raphael --
The blues. Jaybird Coleman ; The Memphis jug bands: Will Shade, Noah Lewis, Jed Davenport ; The Chicago players: John Lee Williamson, Jazz Gillum, Rice Miller, Little Walter Jacobs, Walter Horton, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Jimmy Reed, Charlie Musselwhite ; The Southern players: Slim Harpo ; The future --
Rock and roll. The British bands ; Bob Dylan ; Paul Butterfield ; Lee Oskar ; Magic Dick ; Kim Wilson --
Soul music. Stevie Wonder --
Jazz. Charles Leighton ; Don Les ; Jean "Toots" Thielmans ; William Galison ; Howard Levy --
Hollywood. George Fields ; Eddy Manson ; Tommy Morgan --
Classical music. John Sebastian ; Cham-Ber Huang ; Stan Harper ; Tommy Reilly ; Robert Bonfiglio --
Epilogue --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Kim Field.

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica of the harmonica -- Larry Adler An unassuming and enexpectedly delightful as potent blues rising suddenly from a pair of cracked, cupped hands...A loving celebration both Read more...

 
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