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wow --he sings like he plays harp --listen to all the stuff he does with his voice. Great selection. like to know what he's playing --most harpmen use the li'l old Marine Band blues harp but he's holding something a little different. Maybe it's just a mike.
Tom C., stamford,ct.
I'm gonna watch it again --missed it the first time 'r two. maybe you're going on sound--but that 'pull', where he bridges down there on the 2-hole, is so hard, I mean, he HITS it hard--sounds like more that a small harp can do. gotta be in the mike-craft. Confession, i mess around with blues harp a little--fell into it 'cause hauling a piano around in my back pocket was really difficult. i don't play it (piano) very well either but enjoy banging around. Blues are great fun --don't have to be technically accomplished to have fun --the advantage of a classic (and simple) form like 12 bar.
yeah, I play a lttle as well. I don't sound very good unless I practice for a couple weeks but been playing for a long time. These guys always sound like they're pulling hard but they're really not. Tecnique and feel is what's it's all about . The way they play and the way it sounds is very deceptive. I once has a twenty minute lesson on tecnique from Junior Wells a long time ago but I'll never forget it. It's kind of like a golf swing in that the way it looks is really not the way it's done.
Very nice man. This was maybe 25-28 years ago in my early mid twenties at a show in NYC. I think Buddy Guy's band liked one of the girls we were with and we got invited back between sets. Junior was a real charcter but a GREAT harp player and singer. They put on quite a show but I think the refreshments back stage and the company really got 'em going. Learned something about playing in those few minutes believe it or not. The second set was incredible and they were all perfect gentlemen. (That I'm still talking about 25 years later tells you something)