Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Harmonica Day 3 - Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry is of course a member of the duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. They had a great career as blues and folk musicians. If you want to be a blues harmonica player studying Sonny Terry and his playing style will serve you well. The man's timing was the best in my opinion, the way he sings, shots and plays the harmonica all at the same time is a kind of magic.

I love the part of the below video when Mr. Terry ask, "What you say harmonica?" You have to love a man who talks to his harmonica.

Sonny Terry - These Women Is Killin' Me (1966)

Sonny Terry/Callin' Mama

Check out wikipedia's list of harmonica blues players.

Notable harmonica performances by other bluesmen;

Good Rockin Charles - Don't Start Me To Talkin' (1977)

Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton - Shakey's Blues (1965)

Sonny Boy Williams I Documentary

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