Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shakey Horton - "The Soul of Blues Harmonica" - 1964

I wasn't planning to post this record, but in the course of researching the availability of some other records I stumbled upon the surprising fact that "The Soul of Blues Harmonica" is all but impossible to find nowadays. This blows my mind because I wore this record out as a young, wannabe harmonica player. It has some of Walter's greatest instrumentals and some fantastically creative playing, the likes of which he seldom displayed elsewhere. The organ gets a little annoying here and there, and I'm not a huge fan of Buddy Guy's backup playing, but it's still a must-own for harp fans.

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