Playing tracks by
The Archivist, Sonny Terry, Palmer McAbee, DeFord Bailey, George "Bullet" Williams and more.
This show was 27th in the global blues chart.
Sit back and listen to Joe Filisko introducing 31 solo harmonica recordings from the 1920-30s. The recordings include many examples of train imitations, fox chases and early blues tunes. Joe mentions which harp and key he thinks is the correct one so maybe you will be inspired to play along. Part 2 is now available here - www.mixcloud.com/PodKast
You may have heard of some of the performers but there will probably be others that are new to you. Most of the recordings are from rare 78rpm shellac records, so be ready for the surface noise. In most cases there are no master recordings and for some of the performances only one or two 78s are known to have survived intact.
Over to Joe.........