[Harp-L] Re: harp movies

The anime series "Cowboy Bebop" has harmonica music throughout, but one episode is specifically about a harmonica player and features some great blues harmonica. The episode is called "Sympathy for the Devil" -- yes, there are tons of references to Western blues/jazz/rock throughout the series. I believe most of the harmonica music for this series is by a Japanese band called The Seatbelts.

Bound For Glory is a biographical film about Woody Guthrie and contains quite a bit of David Carradine (as Guthrie) playing harmonica. It's quite good if you like folk-style playing.

I haven't seen the movie adaptation, which is apparently very dark and very good for a Disney production, but Ray Bradbury's book, Something Wicked This Way Comes, features a harmonica as an important story element.

In the film Manhattan, Woody Allen's character receives a harmonica as a gift, remarking that he always wanted one. You can hear him play it just a little bit through the rest of the movie. It's too bad he never took it up like he did the clarinet!

Jonathan Metts

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