Learn to Play Blues Harp Harmonica

September 2009

Archive For September 2009

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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