What was the first harmonica song that drove you crazy?

Cotton’s creeper creeps again. Still dont have it memorized. switched to juke and havr that one conquered. May come back to creeper but willl be uohill battle.

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I also love that song…jj milteau was one of the first top players that i saw live,when we brought him to play in Santiago and he blew our heads!his album routes is a great example of the harmonica played in many difetent styles.

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Long time ago.
Groovin´with Mr. Bloe from Mr. Bloe

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McAbee’s Railroad Piece by: Palmer McAbee

Joe Filisko

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Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips II.

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Walter Horton Easy :blush:

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Stevie Wonder’s Finger Tips initially, and any blues harmonica music now. It took me 40 years to start playing and i’m having fun teaching my grandchildren how to play simple chords. Love your website and all the lessons I can get.

Thanks
Leospapa

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The first record I heard that inspired me when learning to play in 1969 was the version of Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful” on Wheels Of Fire by Cream. The song is in E and the harmonica part is really simple. I was trying to play it on a C harp in hole 2 draw/blow. The notes were right but the sound was wrong, then I figured out that if I played it in 3- & 2-draw, the sound was right although it was in the key of G instead of E. That’s how I discovered Cross Harp / 2nd Position…

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Room to Move by John Mayall.

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i picked up an album for elmore james dust my broom but had john brim as well a great pair of tracks Be careful what you do and you got me where you want me. believe its willie dixon can agree with steve baker on that one. so i was off to buy my marine band special 20 foolishly thinking i would be able to play it haha Thanks to steve for all the work and tips mainly the thunderbird love the tone.

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Thanks Grip353, glad you love the T-Bird!

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played william clarke last night great. i am always looking for new artists to listen too. thanks

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MI primer intento de tocar la armonica, fue con la canción «The love is a splendored thing» realmente maravilloso como entraban y salían las notas de esta hermosa canción en en el año de 1964.desde ese momento me enamoré del sonido de la armonica en C Mariner Band. Y ahora en el 2019 disfruto mucho interpretando canciones del repertorio universal. Muchas gracias…Jorge Enrique…

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what a great topic from marcoscoll thanks

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Mine was Peg O’ My Heart, the 1947 hit from the Harmonicats. It played often at Ralf’s Supermarket which was the center of our little town in Minnesota. I was about 4 or 5 years old but we always danced down the aisles to it. Ralf always had shopping music playing for the customers. There was a lot of accordian music and all being played back then. I don’t know if anyone remember Lawrence Welk but he was like a King back then. Haha! Wunnerful, wunnerful!

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Mine is “Ain’t Goin’ Down (Til the Sun Comes Up)” by Garth Brooks. Not only was his voice fantastic in it, but the blues harp in it was killer!

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An Australian band called Chain, great band, then any harmonica in any song. Not strictly on topic but I am hooked on this instrument.

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My very first 3 harmonicas way back in late 70s were 2 Golden Melody and one Thorens…Yes, it did Drive me Crazy Indeed! Because I could not play certain Songs which 10 hole Diatonic couldn’t Manage.
Then I switched to Chromatic…Because I got Fed up of Playing Amazing Grace and the songs which can only be played on Diatonic and I am not Howard and Buddy…That I can manage something of that calibre on Diatonic Harmonica…

My favourite flamenco singer is Camaron

“Groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon…”
But any day’ll do.