Daily Almanac - January 16
Vaudeville harmonica player manny Smith was born on this day in 1921. Manny
played the chord harmonica in the Stagg McMann trio during the 1940's and
For more information about the life career and recordings of Manny Smith,
Blues harmonica player Lester Davenport was born on this day in 1932. After
moving to Chicago in 1946, Davenport worked with Snooky Pryor, Bo Diddley
and has even done some work with the Kinsey Report.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Lester Davenport, please
Country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jim Stafford was born on
this day in 1944. Stafford has specialized in writing novelty songs and
plays several instruments, including the harmonica.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Jim Stafford, please
Country studio musician Mike Henderson was born on this day in 1954.
Henderson began playing the harmonica at the age of five and has since
played with Randy Travis, Delbert McClinton, Emmylou Harris and others.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Mike Henderson, please
That's all I have for today. Have fun and practice.
Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica
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