Re: Doug Demmings & the Jewel Tones

Hmm...I listened to them.

They're good technically, but no soul.

As my friend the great Robert Frahm put it, "They're blues bookworms, not
blues musicians."



Bobbie Giordano wrote:

> A post forwarded to the list by Harp-L listadministration:
> >
> >From: "brian miller" <madussa45@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >i recently herd a cd on the radio by a band called doug demmings and the
> >jewell tones. the harmonica player really caught my ear, he had a very
> >fresh  sound and his solos were quite interesting. not the same old
> >rehashed licks  over and over. does anyone out there know who the harp
> >player is in this  band and where they are from? thanks
> The website was given by John Adams:
> >
> And Dennis Cooper wrote:
> >
> >A quick check of the site reveals that Greg "Fingers" Taylor of
> >Jimmy Buffet fame is the harp player referred to.
> Well, maybe.
> Info on the website mentions this harper [one wellknown to many of us]:
> >Dave Morris has been a player on the national blues scene for over
> >15 years. He toured North America and recorded throughout the 1990's
> >with the blues/jump band Big Dave and the Ultrasonics. His playing
> >has been featured in film soundtracks, television commercials and
> >radio jingles.
> Then later discusses the group's first recording, adding:
> >Featured guests include Holmstrom and Mugalian, as well as the
> >harmonica playing of Gregg Fingers Taylor (of Jimmy Buffett fame)
> >and the swinging harp lines of Brian Miller.
> Hmm... Is there an echo in here?   ;)
> .......Bobbie.......
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