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Genevieve & Other Harmonica Easy-Listening

Yes folks, it's another music post. Basically, I think I'm avoiding saying anything serious about the current mess because then I might have to actually admit it's not just a really bad dream. Ho-hum.

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And yet another music post. Sorry 'bout that, but this kinda blew me away.

I ran across this beautiful gob-iron rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot (That thud you just heard was half my more religious readers' jaws hitting their chests.) on You Tube, and wondered how he got that sound. Some of the bends seem, well, impossible on a normal blues-harp set-up. Have a listen; it really is lovely.

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Harmonicae

I came across this wonderful version of Summertime on You Tube. I quote:

Håkan Ehn plays a modified Lee Oskar harmonica in G:

Top reed plate is from a G major harp and the bottom reed plate is from a harp with Natural Minor tuning (modification according to Lee Oskar tool kit manual).

Okay; I could do the modification. That's the easy part. How on Earth one plays such a beast, though, is beyond me.

But, anyway, since we missed (okay I missed) Friday Night Is Music Night this week, here's a music-post dedicated to the humble gob-iron. As ever, feel free to add your own suggestions in comments; and you don't—as I've done—have to stick to instrumentals, if you don't want to.
Daz

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