Re: [Harp-L] Sinatra and harmonica

>From what I can come with This Town is the only time Toots played with Sinatra.

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 21, 2015, at 2:12 PM, Mick Zaklan <mzaklan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   I posted previously about a negative harmonica reference I found in the
> new Frank Sinatra biography by James Kaplan.  I found one other interesting
> harmonica item in the book.  The author mentions a disappointing recording
> session partially "redeemed by the weirdly wonderful "This Town"---the
> closest thing to a straight-up blues Sinatra ever recorded, complete with
> wailing harmonica...."
>   Listening to the track (, it
> definitely cooks but the harmonica stuff is pretty pedestrian.  How much
> better would it have been if they had used a guy Sinatra had worked with
> before, Danny Welton  Or
> brought in Charlie McCoy, who did a nice job on a blues with Elvis Presley
>  Or if George "Harmonica"
> Smith had been nearby.  Definitely a missed opportunity, to my way of
> thinking.
> Mick Zaklan

This archive was generated by a fusion of Pipermail 0.09 (Mailman edition) and MHonArc 2.6.8.