Daily Almanac - Janaury 31

First,  birthday greetings go out to list member Alexander Savelyev.
Alexander hails from the Ukraine and has been working to bring our
traditional Blues harmonica styles to his country.  We wish you the very
best of luck and the happiest of Birthdays!!!

Blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite was born on this day in  1944.
Charlie learned to play the harmonica from the old masters in Memphis, then
moved to Chicago where he quickly became one of the city's best harmonica
players.  He's had a career spanning over four decades and is still one of
the best to listen to.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Charlie
Musselwhite, please visit:

Blues harmonica player Paul deLay was born on this day in 1952.  deLay has
been a fixture in the Blues community in the Pacific Northwest since the
1970's and has recorded over a dozen great albums of his own music.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Paul deLay,
please visit:

Louisiana Blues harmonica player James "Slim harpo" Moore died on this day
in 1970.  Harpo developed a unique style of playing the harmonica on a
neckbrace that featured great high-end playing like Jimmy Reed while
incorporating the loping rhythmic styles of his native Louisiana.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Slim Harpo, please visit:

Blues singer and harmonica player Buster Brown died on this day in 1976.
Brown began his career by playing at parties in his native Georgia in the
1930's and during the 1956's he made dozens of records.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Buster Brown, please

That's all I have for today.  Have fun and practice.

Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica

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