Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

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Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby jbone1 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:43 am

i just started this book a few days ago. for the most part i don't read this sort of historic stuff, i'm an escapist reader. but there is a real hook here for me since i've attempted to play harp for many years now.

this book begins with the earliest references to forebears of the harmonica and runs all the way into the 1980's when it was published.

fascinating reading if you want to know what's behind the tin sandwich.....
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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby 1armbandit » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:43 pm

JB I sent you a PM, totally unrelated to this thread :roll:

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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby jbone1 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:03 am

i sent one back to ya jack-
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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby barbequebob » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:33 pm

I know Kim Field personally and I have the first edition that was published and he autographed it for me. It's a tremendous book with some great interviews and awesome photos like the one that has George Smith and Kim Wilson (teacher and pupil) together on the bandstand.
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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby bottleneck » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:12 pm

i would call this book a must have.about time for a volume two,eh?

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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby bosco » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:35 pm

Awesome book, should be required reading for every harper.

I need to read it again for a refresher!

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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby jbone1 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:20 pm

i finished it yesterday. i know it will become a huge research tool for me, a source of history and reference. it really changed my perspective on the "lowly harmonica" for sure!
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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby JakeyVimto » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:12 pm

OK, I'm sold, I just ordered my copy on amazon, along with a couple of books on chromatic playing, so maybe I'll actually learn to play the chrom.
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Re: Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers.....

Postby too2tall » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:41 am

After reading this post I listen to Kim Field's band and was struck by the similarity to Kim Wilson and the Thunderbirds. Nice sound but wow vocally almost dead on for Kim Wilson. I used to go see the Thunderbirds play in Austin at the Soap Creek Saloon and Antones on a regular basis back in the late 70's and early 80's. Good to hear a band with that sound again.
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