For some, the harmonica is not much more than an inexpensive plaything, but
as the artists heard here amply demonstrate, the expressive range of the harmonica
is as deep and wide as any other musical instrument in the blues, rivaled only
by the human voice. These are among the very greatest blues players ever to
pick up the instrument, from world renowned legends like Junior Wells (heard
here on a previously unreleased take), Big Walter Horton and Little Walter,
through undeservedly obscure players whose fame barely stretched beyond their
own neighborhoods. Featuring the best harp players on Delmark. Contains previously
unissued tracks by artists including Shakey Jake (performing with Magic Sam).
Also available: This Is The Blues Harmonica (Delmark 746).