Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Nudger » Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:29 am

Sweetfinger wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:55 pm
Nudger wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:17 am
Nice clip!
Lets keep it simple for the nube..
https://youtu.be/5_g1Ot-QOtQ
That Henderson tune is actually quite basic as far as blues harp playing goes.
Agreed..

Maybe we should start a fresh thread " greatest gob iron licks"
Heres a great one I cut my teeth on..
https://youtu.be/KZXkzao9KvA

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Sweetfinger » Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:06 am

Aside from the Henderson song, others that influenced me are this, which inspired me to get a Bb harp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLdWt-dHz0
I got to see Lester Butler once before he passed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=601ak-q7FDI
This is my favorite James Harman tune. He borrowed my amp for a gig once, I asked him why he never played this song live. He said it was the only song he ever got a bad review on, so he didn't play it anymore. He was an odd cat. I love the solo tuned harp, then he swaps out for a standard diatonic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bUBGTQFICo

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Nudger » Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:43 am

Sweetfinger wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:06 am
Aside from the Henderson song, others that influenced me are this, which inspired me to get a Bb harp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLdWt-dHz0

Frost track appeals to my ex mod sensibilities..
Heres one I luv to bash out on my Lee Oskar "A" (Now, only decent quality harp I have)
https://youtu.be/j5MhUmq5iRs

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Sweetfinger » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 pm

Nudger wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:43 am

Frost track appeals to my ex mod sensibilities..
Heres one I luv to bash out on my Lee Oskar "A" (Now, only decent quality harp I have)
https://youtu.be/j5MhUmq5iRs
Oof. You need to try a Hohner Special 20 or a Suzuki Manji. I've had a couple bandleaders who like the Oskars and had me order a bunch over the years. I found them to be a bit leaky, or at least, it seems like they are. I think one of them liked the slightly wider hole spacing. Hmm... here's a song from one of them. I'm playing a Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special on this (rhythm guitar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=FPSXRhPoAq0
I'm not on this recording but here's the late Walkin Cane Mark, on a cover of a Captain Beefheart version of an old Howlin' Wolf song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=glkEmChvf3U
Let's do the Hawg!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aASPOQAszEs

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Nudger » Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:21 am

Sweetfinger wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 pm


Oof. You need to try a Hohner Special 20 or a Suzuki Manji. I've had a couple bandleaders who like the Oskars and had me order a bunch over the years. I found them to be a bit leaky, or at least, it seems like they are. I think one of them liked the slightly wider hole spacing. Hmm...
Yup, slightly wider spacing felt better after my 1st harp "hohner".. Also felt more responsive.
Got a full set of harps by Jambone? "birthday present". Wouldnt recommend.
I give them to my nephiews and nieces when they visit, bugs the hell outa their mum :D

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Sweetfinger » Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:57 pm

Nudger wrote:
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Yup, slightly wider spacing felt better after my 1st harp "hohner".. Also felt more responsive.
Got a full set of harps by Jambone? "birthday present". Wouldnt recommend.
I give them to my nephiews and nieces when they visit, bugs the hell outa their mum :D
They don't call it the "misery whistle" for nothin!
Was your Hohner German or Chinese made?

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by Nudger » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:16 pm

Sweetfinger wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:57 pm
Nudger wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:21 am
Yup, slightly wider spacing felt better after my 1st harp "hohner".. Also felt more responsive.
Got a full set of harps by Jambone? "birthday present". Wouldnt recommend.
I give them to my nephiews and nieces when they visit, bugs the hell outa their mum :D
They don't call it the "misery whistle" for nothin!
Was your Hohner German or Chinese made?
Wouldnt know..

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Re: Who plays the Harmonica / Harp?

Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:39 am

I got one of them Suzuki Manjis from a friend for my 50th birthday a few years back. Seems a step up in quality from my Hohner Marine Bands and Blues Harps, but just being a dabbler I think its quality could be wasted on me.

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