Very sad.. Certainly was unique and unequaled...\\
From: Danny Wilson [mailto:bassharp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 1:20 PM
To: harp-l; harp talk
Subject: Sad News
October 7, 1941 - May 2, 2010
I just received word of the passing of harmonica great Eddie Gordon today
at 12:40pm CDT after a long battle with cancer. Eddie was a dear friend
me, as well as a trio member for a number of years, and will be sorely
An exceptional artist on both chromatic and chord harmonicas, in
diatonic, he was a leader in the art of harmonica.
A page I did for him a number of years ago can be accessed at:
featuring a number of photos covering his artistry.
From the web page:
Of his years with Johnny Puleo's Harmonica Gang, he said, "I had many
among the players. They took the place of my father - I really had many
people like Carl Ford, Jo Jo DeFulvio, Hal Harmon and Dave Doucette, but
of all, Johnny. They made sure I rested properly and ate properly. Hal
a special liking to me when I was with the Gang and when the act didn't
he took me on and we worked out as a duo. We billed ourselves as the
Masters and traveled around in an old jalopy . When that broke down we
bus. I remember doing a show for SPAH 'way back in 1965'. I was quite
that there even was an organization doing service toward the harmonica."
My respects to one of the harmonica greats of the world,