Daily Almanac - January 3

Blues guitar and harmonica player Willie morris Jr. was born on this day in
1925.  Morris made a few recordings in the 1950's, then dropped out of music
entirely after injuring his hand.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Willie Morris
Jr., please visit:

Country/Blues harmonica player Deford Bailey Jr. was born on this day in
1932.  The son of the great pioneer of the Grand Old Opry, Deford bailey Jr.
also played some harmonica.

Country harmonica player Larry McNeely was born on this day in 1948.
McNeely began  his professional career in the 1960's, has recorded about
half a dozen albums of his own as well as working as a studio musician.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Larry McNeely, please

Blues harmonica player Harmonica Fats died on this day in 2000.  Fats, born
Harvey Blackston, began playing at the age of three.  He began performing in
the 1950's after moving to cxalifornia and spent the later part of his life
working with guitarist Bernie Pearl.
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That's all I have for today.  Have fun and practice.

Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica

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