Daily Almanac - January 1
Happy New Year To Everybody!!!!!
Chicago Blues singer, mandolin and harmonica player Johnny Young was born on
this day in 1918. Young spent the better part of his life in Chicago and
was a regular on Maxwell Street. he worked with most of the Blues great in
Chicago including Walter Horton, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, Muddy
Waters and others.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Johnny Young,
Birthday Greetings go out to Roger Vogel who was born on this day in 1966.
Roger is a list member and has been playing the harmonica for just a few
years and is working to play it better. Happy Birtday Roger!!!!!
Country music harmonica pioneer Floyd "Salty" Holmes died on this day in
1970. Holmes played professionally from the late 1920's until shortly
before his death. He was a regular on the Grand Old Opry as well as making
solo recordings and with The Prairie Ramblers band.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Salty Holmes,
Blues harmonica player Jeffrey Carp died on this day in 1973. Carp was a
rising star in the world of Blues harmonica. He recorded with John Lee
Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf before he died.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Jeff Carp,
Birthday greetings go out to my webmaster Mark Daraskevitch. mark's been
doing an admirable job of launching the eharmonica web-site and is getting a
real crash course in the history of the instrument.
That's all I have for today. Have fun and practice.
Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica
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