June 30, 2010

BAND IN THE HAND:

'Pocket Full Of Soul' Explores The Harmonica's History (NPR, 6/27/10)

Pocket Full of Soul is built around the history of the blues harmonica before and after Little Walter, a legendary player and — Lampert says — a genius. He compares Walter's impact on the harmonica to Frank Sinatra's impact on singing. Harp player Magic Dick of The J. Geils Band says he agrees that Walter was revolutionary.

"Before Little Walter, blues harmonica was more of a folk instrument," he says. "Little Walter had the sonic conception of playing it through an amplifier."


Posted by Orrin Judd at June 30, 2010 6:18 AM
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