[Harp-L] RE: Harp-L Digest, Vol 96, Issue 59

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Today's Topics:

   1. Chuck Fendall (Tom Stryker)
   2. Re: This Little Light of Mine (Jp Pag?n)
   3. Re: Reed replacement question (fjm)
   4. Re: Reed replacement question (Winslow Yerxa)
   5. Re: Anatomy of blues jam (Elizabeth Hess)
   6. Was: Looking for Bassman type amp - Now: Harp Friendly Jam
      Sessions (BluzeHarp@xxxxxxx)
   7. Re: Bought my first Harp amp! (joe hagins)
   9. Re: JASON RICCI SIGHTINGS ? (The Iceman)
  10. Private lives, off topic, off limits, read before posting


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:04:52 -0700
From: "Tom Stryker" <tstryker1@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Chuck Fendall
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This guy was a monster player and multi-talented musician.  I had the good
fortune to play and learn from him for many years.  His record collection of
78's are outstanding and worthwhile.  He would transcribe them (up to 10
parts) and the Sharp Harp in San Jose would play them.  These transcribed
manuscripts have been put into the SPAH "Chuck Fendall" Library.  Don't miss
this opportunity to get some historical records.


From: JOAN VIRGO <joan_virgo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] FW: Chuck Fendall of Vintage Records for Sale

<Chuck Fendall, famous harmonica player, left a wonderful collection of
records to his daughters (and I am one of them) and we have decided to sell
it.  I have catalogued the title, orchestra/artist, and flip side of each
record and have attached the file to this email (in 2007 Word format).  The
asking price for this collection is $600 and they are all in good condition
(none broken).  The collection must be picked up by buyer in Monterey by no
later than September 17, 2011, as I will be leaving for Arizona for a few
months.  I can arrange to meet part way if that is not convenient (no
farther than San Jose).  Please contact Joan Virgo @ 480-200-5641 if
interested.  It is worth far more than $600.  There are harmonica pieces in
this collection, as my father was a very talented harmonica player, as many
of you remember.> 		 	   		  


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:18:26 -0400
From: Jp Pag?n <jplpagan@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] This Little Light of Mine
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
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--- In harp-l-archives@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, The Iceman <icemanle@...> wrote:
> cool ukulele. it has now become "hip" due to the "Hey Soul Sister" song by
Train. Wondering if Madcat has ever tried to incorporate this song into his
vast repertoire. It would help break through to a larger commercial audience
that resides outside of our small community. 

I like train, but I kind of hope he doesn't do this. It's just not very
Madcat, imho. Now, maybe one of Eddie Vedder's recent "Ukulele Songs." That
might kill. And by the way, the uke isn't just hip, it's actually a bigger
seller for Hohner than harmonicas are...



Message: 3
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:24:13 -0700
From: fjm <bad_hat@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Reed replacement question
Cc: harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
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yes they do fit.  The Meisterklasse were thicker plates that were plated 
but and slightly different in overall size but the reeds are the same as 
the Marine Band and the Cross Harp and the Special 20 series.   fjm


Message: 4
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:14:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Reed replacement question
To: harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
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If it's a non-MS harp and the Marine Band is pre-2005, then yes, Marine Band
reeds will fit.

Post-2005 Marine Bands have a changed reed size for the top 3 or 4 holes.

The Mesiterklasse became part of the MS (Modular Series) group of models
somewhere around 1990, with changed reed dimensions. comb dimensons, and
covers. The reed dimensions for MS were redesigned in the mid-1990s.

The MS version will have the letters MS on the cover.
Winslow Yerxa
Author, Harmonica For Dummies ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5
Harmonica instructor, The Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance
Resident expert, bluesharmonica.com
Columnist, harmonicasessions.com

From: Mike Rogers <bullfrog9@xxxxxxx>
To: harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:43 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] Reed replacement question

I have a mid-eighties Meisterclas, with a cracked reed.  The harp is a small
one, the size of the M.B.  Do the M.B. reeds fit this harp?



Message: 5
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:55:19 -0400
From: Elizabeth Hess <TrackHarpL@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Anatomy of blues jam
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This was a fine article.  I confess I couldn't relate to the "shapes"  
of the guitar chords, particularly, but I printed them out, took them  
over to the piano and played them.  I recognized two (I think), and  
was unsure of the other two.

It's not uncommon at the blues jams where I play for someone to call a  
song and say to the band, "Key of A.  It's like 'Kansas City'," get  
more or less of an acknowledgement from the other band members, then  
give the count and start in.

Here's the link to just the guitar chords part:

So.  Figure 1 is a 12-bar blues with a "quick IV", and no turn-around  
shown.  (Neophytes, feel free to call me out on this if I'm not being  
basic enough for YOU.)

Figure 2 is like "Key to the Highway," maybe?  Someone help me out,  

I think that Figure 3 is or is like "Stormy Monday".  Clarification  
from someone who actually knows?

Figure 4 is a mystery to me.  Can anyone relate it to a song that is  
relatively well known?

I am very slowly expanding my aural repertoire of chord sequences.  If  
I hear one more than a couple of times, I start to think, "Oh, yeah,   
*that*  sequence.  Hmm."  Maybe I'll ask the bass player or guitar  
player after the set what it was, and maybe I'll remember it long  
enough to sort it out at home.  And if not, there's always next time.   
It's a leisurely process.  AND I'm always grateful for a leg up!

Elizabeth (aka "Tin Lizzie")

On Aug 25, 2011, at 10:41 AM, Phil wrote:

> From: philharpn@xxxxxxx

> Date: August 25, 2011 2:46:16 AM EDT
> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Harp-L] Anatomy of blues jam
> Here is a link to an article in Premier Guitar Magazine's article  
> "Anatomy of a Blues Jam" which may offer a few tips about how they  
> work from the perspective of guitar players. As I recall, they are  
> the guys running most of the blues jams, so it might be helpful to  
> get inside their heads.
> Also, on one of the pages, there are a series of guitar chord boxes.  
> Check out the names of the chords in the progressions: for a few  
> tips on which way some tunes may go.
> Also, for the more adventuresome, check out the shapes in the guitar  
> boxes for some clues about what chords the guitar player is playing.  
> Not all guitarists will use these chords -- but some of them may pop  
> up and if you recognize them, you'll know which chord he is playing.
> hope this helps
> Phil
> >


Message: 6
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:12:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: BluzeHarp@xxxxxxx
Subject: [Harp-L] Was: Looking for Bassman type amp - Now: Harp
	Friendly Jam	Sessions
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
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The free Colorado Blues Jam Post provides a wealth of blues jam info  from 
CO Springs, through the Denver/Boulder area, and up north into  the 
Greeley/Loveland/Ft Collins region.  First page is an editorial which  you
choose to skip, then comes the jam  list sorted by day of the week & venue
When known I  include what gear the venue and the host band provide for the 
guest  musicians, including whether or not a harp rig is available.  Also  
things such as driving directions, whether there are stairs to climb, if  
the event is all ages, if food is available + other relevant  details.  
To subscribe to this free list go to my Harmonica Planet website:  www. 
harmonicaplanet.com and click on the Jam Post tab, then just type in  your 
email address.  I send it once a month, with a rare special  edition if
there is 
a notable event.  No spam, hassle free  opt out at the bottom of each email.
If you're in Colorado or Southern Wyoming, my own harp friendly 'Kinda  
Acoustic' jam is once a month on the first Thursday.  Monroe's  Lounge /
Western Hotel on Hwy 34, just off I-25 across from  the Loveland Outlet 
Stores.  Next one is Sept 1st.  I don't mind  sharing, harp amp & killer
Tone mic provided.  
Christopher Richards
Twin Tone Harmonica Microphones
www .harmonicaplanet.com 
On 08/24/2011 07:36 PM, jonlewandowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I have  just been asked to host an open mic in town and I am in need of a 
Bassman type  4x10 amp that is harp friendly. Of course budget is limited, 
but let me know  what's out there...thanks....Jon

wow, pretty friendly.  i've never  been to an open mic that was remotely
that harp friendly.  around here  it's usually use your own or play through
the PA.  one jam hosted by a  local guitar god won't let you use your own
amp, and the one they supply  (when they do) is either feedback city or

good for you for  caring enough to do it right,


Message: 7
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:23:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: joe hagins <joe_hagins@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Re: Bought my first Harp amp!
To: Harp L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
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You might be interested to know that from from 1964 to 1982 Fender never 
changed the circuit of the Champ. The circuit is so simple for once Fender 
realized it works so don't fix it.  The only changes were cosmetic, i.e. the

"blackface" of the 60s which changed to "silverface", the one you've got, in

the late 60s.  Even though the circuits are the same and sonically identical

the "blackface" versions command considerable more money due to being more 
desirable to collectors.

BTW, swapping out for a Weber may or may not be good idea. Fender swapped 
speaker brands over the years and off the top of my head don't know what was

used in '74. If it has an original Jensen, I'd keep it. The original Jensens

are legendary for good reason.  If you did want to change, I would go for 
the Weber 8A100 rather than the 8A125 unless you want to go for a somewhat 
cleaner sound, which kind of defeats the point of a Champ. The 125 would 
work fine but is more speaker than is required.  In my Kalamazoo, which is a

similar low wattage amp, I swapped the original 10" CTS for a 10A100. I 
found the Weber gave a little more headroom before breakup and was also a 
bit louder. If you buy the Weber new, order the harp dust cap.}

    Thanks for the info on the Champ I didn't know it was the same amp
circut from beginning to end. As for the Weber speaker I already have the
8A125 (with Harp DC). Down the road I plan of doing mods to the amp and
having a 2x8 (8A150 and 8A125-O)extension cab made to run all 3 8"s at once
for the most volume as possible. But all this is at least a year down the

Joey Anchors



Message: 8
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:35:09 -0400
From: PINTO DIGITAL <pintodigital@xxxxxxx>
To: HARP L HARP L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Anybody seen Jason ? Now I'm getting a little
worried about him.

Joe Pinto
Little Joe & the Werewolves 


Message: 9
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:54:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: The Iceman <icemanle@xxxxxxx>
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Unfortunately, Jason has slipped back into some old bad habits and ran afoul
of the law up in Indiana (where he now resides). He will not be performing
anytime too soon until he deals with his personal situation. I hope he can
turn his life around and focus once again on his music.

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Sent: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 9:35 am

Anybody seen Jason ? Now I'm getting a little
worried about him.

Joe Pinto
Little Joe & the Werewolves 



Message: 10
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:22:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: owner-harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Harp-L] Private lives, off topic, off limits, read before
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The private lives of various minor harmonica celebrities do not fall under
topical guideline of "all things harmonica"  I hope this is clear to
anyone contemplating further discussion of this sort.  Thank you,

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