This Is The Blues Harmonica – Vol. 1
Delmark DE 746
A collection of the best recordings on Delmark featuring harmonica players including a previously unissued Junior Wells track from the Hoodoo Man Blues session with Buddy Guy. 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. Other unreleased tracks include a Carey Bell instrumental and a marvelous performance from country blues artist Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes. Also features Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, Jimmy Burns, Lynwood Slim, Kim Wilson, “Mad Dog” Lester Davenport, Louis Myers, Golden “Big” Wheeler and others.