Tag Archives: blues harmonica

Blues Harmonica player: Carey Bell

Blues harmonica master Carey Bell

Blues Harmonica player BELL (Carey) (aka Carey Bell Harrington) Macon, Mississippi, November 14 1936 – Chicago, Illinois, May 6 2007. His godfather, the piano player Lovie Lee, brought him to Chicago in 1956 to join his orchestra. He soon became friend with Little Walter who’d let him sub for him at Club Zanzibar when he was unavailable or too drunk. He would also ...

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Harmonica Pioneers: Rhythm Willie

harmonica pioneer rhythm willie

Harmonica jazz pioneer Rhythm willie (1905 or 1910 – 1954) Based in Chicago, Willie Hood remained an enigma for a long period of time before a few harmonica and blues fans did the digging. This is the only picture we have of him. He recorded a couple of tunes in the 1940s mostly jazz oriented that he was playing on the diatonic. ...

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