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1989 Harmonica Workshop with Charlie Sayles, Walter Liniger and Chicago Bob Nelson
Sun Apr 30 1989
47:07 - Audio Cassette Master; WAV and Mp3 on Server and Cloud
00:00 Allison Miner introduces a Harmonica workshop; introduces Walter Liniger, a researcher at the blues archives at the University of the Mississippi; Charlie Sayles, originally from Massachusetts self-taught Harmonica player; Bob Nelson, from Chicago, originally Louisiana, with a band called the Shadows and has worked with Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Slim Harper, etc. 03:38 Invitation to blow along with the instructors (Chicago Bob Nelson) on the audience’s own harmonicas 04:35 Demonstration: Audience participatory “beat” instruction of Harmonica Solo 06:25 There are different styles of harmonica playing exemplified by well-known blues harmonica players; Sonny Terry is Country Blues: things like Train Songs, Fox Chase, where you use a lot of wind 07:04 Demonstration: Sonny Terry’s Playing Style 08:25 Demonstration: Big Walter’s Style 10:32 Demonstration: the Blues Instrumentals 14:00 Charlie Sayles takes over the workshop 14:10 Demonstration: “One Way Out” Sonny Boy Williamson, D key harp 16:10 Demonstration 17:40 Demonstration: Lil’ Walter’s style 18:58 Charlie hung around with Big Walter Horton in Chicago when he was a kid, he taught him: 19:18 Demonstration: Big Walter Horton’s style 21:18 Demonstration: 1st position 21:58 Demonstration: 2nd position/cross-harp 24:34 Demonstration: B flat, slower tune 27:05 Walter says the harmonica is not authentic and indigenous to him; his presentation of harmonica is a reflection of his experience of the south; Walter’s understanding of the harmonica comes from rural characteristics. 28:47 Demonstration 37:01 Demonstration: All three Harmonica players play together for the audience 47:07 Interview ends
Harmonica Workshop with Charlie Sayles, Chicago Bob Nelson, Walter Liniger. Allison Miner introduces.
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