Fwd: Re: Jagger on Harp

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Out of all the harp players in rock, Jaggar was one of the best.  I do not know my stones music as well as some people but I do know that he used a bit of harp on several of their albums not just oneor two like alot of rick harp players did.  I have a documentary called 25 X 5, "The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones" and Keith Richards talks about Mick's harp playing.  He said that if you wanted to find the true unadulterated Mick Jaggar, it was when he plays harp.  I have heard him play some cool stuff on first position as well as second position.  In the documentary, there were a couple of scenes that a harmonica was always near by.  If you get a chance to listen to all the rock harp players of that generation, Jaggar, Plant, Tyler, Jim Morrison, and Van Morrison, Jack Bruce, Jaggar was one of the best IMHO.  Although Jack Bruce's "Traintime" stands alone for Rock harp players.  

Roger Gonzales 

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From: jazmaan <dmf273@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2003 7:25 pm
Subject: Jagger on Harp

> There's a new authorized Rolling Stones book (I think its called 
> "In Their Own Words"
> or maybe "Read My Lips", I'm not sure cause I was just thumbing 
> through it at the
> bookstore, I don't own it).  Anyway from looking at the index it 
> has more than a few
> harmonica references.   I had only time to read one.   Mick Jagger 
> talks about how
> nobody would help him to learn to play. "How do you bend a note?" 
> he asked "With a pair
> of pliers" was the reply!
> He talks about how he quickly realized he'd need a whole set of 
> harps and how he  dhis
> own reeds when they went bad. (That one I'm skeptical of, but I 
> guess it could be
> true.)  He says since nobody would show him anything, he learned 
> by listening and
> playing along to his Jimmy Reed records which were mostly in just 
> one or two keys.   He
> says that he had a harp rivalry with Brian Jones.  Jagger feels he 
> eventually surpassed
> Jones on harp.
> Interesting stuff!
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