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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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"The harmonica is one of the most important, yet overlooked, instruments in music. This definitive volume celebrates the history of the world's most popular musical device and delves into every music genre that has felt its impact: folk, country, blues, rock, jazz, and classical artists are all featured. Nearly seventy harmonica masters are profiled. The author traces the development of the harmonica from the  Read more...
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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 unnumbered 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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This definitive volume celebrates the harmonica's illustrious history, focusing on every musical genre that has felt the harp's impact.  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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