V/A / THIS IS THE BLUES HARMONICA VOL 2 -CD *Delmark 780
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).