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Four great blues harmonica players (James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, and Sugar Ray Norcia) are featured in various combinations on this spirited disc, backed by a four-piece rhythm section (with guitarist Kid Bangham and pianist Anthony Geraci). Cotton and Norcia have solo pieces, seven numbers feature two harmonicas, and the lengthy low-down blues "Harp to Harp" has all four of the harmonica players taking turns soloing. Much of the material is jazz-oriented, including "The Hucklebuck," "TD's Boogie Woogie," and "Route 66," and the majority of the selections are instrumentals. Each of the harmonica players sounds inspired and the results are consistently exciting and swinging.
If you love the blues and particularly blues harp, you're gonna love this album. One of those albums you can't listen to and not want to tap your foot or get up and dance around the room. great stuff!
Born: 03 October 1951 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
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||Route 66||Superharps||5:15||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Blues, Why Do You Worry Me?||Superharps||8:31||$1.69||View In iTunes|
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||I Put My Baby Out||Superharps||4:36||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Eyesight to the Blind||Blues Harp Meltdown||8:34||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Keep Your Hands Out of My Pockets||Harp Attack!||5:56||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Black Night||Harp Attack!||8:54||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Down Home Blues||Harp Attack!||6:24||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||The Hucklebuck||Superharps||5:31||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Blues Keep Following Me Around||Blues Harp Meltdown||9:19||$1.69||View In iTunes|