This Is the Blues Harmonica, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a particularly valuable sampler of great blues harmonica players, with the music drawn from the Delmark and United catalogs. The first six selections were never previously released and these include gems from Junior Wells, Sleepy John Estes with Hammie Nixon on harmonica, Carey Bell, Mark Hummel, Magic Sam with Shakey Jake and the obscure but talented Walto Pace on an unaccompanied medley of the primitive "Fox Chase" and "Lost John". While the other ten numbers are available elsewhere, the selections are pretty representative of the musicians and cover a wide range of blues styles, from swinging instrumentals to low-down blues, from traditional to adventurous. Fans ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a particularly valuable sampler of great blues harmonica players, with the music drawn from the Delmark and United catalogs. The first six selections were never previously released and these include gems from Junior Wells, Sleepy John Estes with Hammie Nixon on harmonica, Carey Bell, Mark Hummel, Magic Sam with Shakey Jake and the obscure but talented Walto Pace on an unaccompanied medley of the primitive "Fox Chase" and "Lost John". While the other ten numbers are available elsewhere, the selections are pretty representative of the musicians and cover a wide range of blues styles, from swinging instrumentals to low-down blues, from traditional to adventurous. Fans of the blues harmonica who are alerted to the rarity of much of this material will not have to be told about this CD twice!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2004
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153078027
  • Catalog Number: 780
  • Sales rank: 224,664

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tomorrow Night - Junior Wells (2:49)
  2. 2 Love Grows in Your Heart (3:39)
  3. 3 Carey's Rhumba - Carey Bell (3:05)
  4. 4 I Got My Brand on You - Steve Freund (5:43)
  5. 5 That Ain't It - Magic Sam (2:51)
  6. 6 Fox Chase/Lost John - Walto Pace (2:28)
  7. 7 West Side Blues Harp - Lester Davenport (3:34)
  8. 8 Rollin' & Tumblin', Pt. 2 - Little Walter (3:14)
  9. 9 That's Alright (2:42)
  10. 10 Miss Ida - Alfred Harris (3:07)
  11. 11 Coming Home (3:53)
  12. 12 Devil's Trail (3:12)
  13. 13 Muddy Waters Goin' to Run Clear (6:12)
  14. 14 Chicago Winter Weather Blues - Big Wheeler (7:28)
  15. 15 Back Home to Mama (3:09)
  16. 16 Hastings Street Special - Eddie "Guitar" Burns (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddy Clearwater Guitar, Vocals
Willie Dixon Bass
Sleepy John Estes Guitar, Vocals
Big Walter Horton Harmonica, Vocals
Little Walter Harmonica
Louis Myers Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Hammie Nixon Harmonica
Hubert Sumlin Guitar
Eddie Taylor Guitar
Junior Wells Harmonica, Vocals
Red Holloway Tenor Saxophone
Sam Lay Drums
Bob Riedy Piano
Steve Freund Guitar, Vocals
Mark Hummel Harmonica
Allen Batts Piano
Carey Bell Harmonica
Fred Below Drums
Marty Binder Drums
Eddie "Guitar" Burns Harmonica
Aron Burton Bass
Nick Charles Bass
Barrelhouse Chuck Piano
Lee Cooper Guitar
Leroy Foster Drums
Joe Harper Bass
Shakey Jake Harmonica
Lafayette Leake Piano
Muddy Waters Guitar
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Tad Robinson Harmonica, Vocals
Ken Saydak Piano
Alex Schultz Guitar
Jimi Schutte Drums
Brad Lee Sexton Bass
Little Mack Simmons Harmonica
Bob Stroger Bass
Harlan Terson Bass
Mack Thompson Bass
Jon Hiller Drums
James Wheeler Guitar
Earl Dranes Guitar
Thomas Eckert Guitar
Golden Big Wheeler Harmonica, Vocals
Little Sammy Davis Harmonica
Alfred Harris Harmonica, Vocals
Jimmy Burns Guitar
Baldhead Pete Drums
Brad Scribner Drums
Roosevelt Purifoy Piano
Dave Myers Bass
Willie Mae Williams Drums
Billy Flynn Guitar
Johnny Jones & the King Casuals Piano
James Bannister Drums
Larry Taylor Drums
Walto Pace Harmonica
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Leonard Allen Composer
Carey Bell Composer
Eddie "Guitar" Burns Composer
Scott Dirks Liner Notes
Robert G. Koester Producer
Tad Robinson Composer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Golden Big Wheeler Composer
Al Brandtner Cover Design
Amos Blakemore Composer
Traditional Composer
Steve Wagner Producer, Mastering
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