Learn to Play Blues Harp Harmonica

October 2009

Archive For October 2009

Studebaker John and the Hawks

Studebaker John formed the Hawks in the 1970s and has been a major contributor to the Chicago Blues scene ever since. An equally formidable talent on both the harmonica and slide guitar, this native Chicagoan cranks out dirty, ragged blues in the houserockin’ tradition of Hound Dog Taylor. In between the blaring vamps and raspy […]

James Cotton

  Within the realm of Chicago Blues, there were few harp-blowers more impassioned and soulful than James Cotton. His career began in Memphis where he recorded a few singles for Sam Phillips in the early ‘50s. When Muddy Waters and his band came to town, James Cotton ended up taking the place of Little Walter. […]

William Clarke

  Clarke was a master of the blues harmonica, particularly the chromatic harp, a type of harmonica with a much wider tonal range than a regular one. He was a protégé of the great Los Angeles blues artist and chromatic harp specialist George “Harmonica” Smith. Clarke thoroughly absorbed the Chicago Blues harmonica styles of folks […]

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