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Rare Early Solo Instrumental Blues Harp Recordings introduced by Joe Filisko.

Rare Early Solo Instrumental Blues Harp Recordings introduced by Joe Filisko.

About the show

Playing tracks by

D.H Bert Bilbro, Salty Holmes, DeFord Bailey, Noah Lewis, Henry Whitter and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 27th in the #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.........

Comments

Clive Foreman

Love this .. Thanks for putting it out there.

Deanna Polk

Thank you for capturing this slice of musical history for the rest of us. It like opening a chest full of rare gems.

Nate Ness Monster

Awesome! Thanks for uploading.

blueharper
blueharper

brilliant, thanks

Deron Cavaletti

enjoying very much!!!

DeanJean
DeanJean

I've already listened 6 times and will enjoy many more.

Nedra Russ

fantastic Thanks

jimmyboy77

TERRIFIC !!!!!!!!

Bruce Tilts

Real...