[Harp-L] Accordian and harmonica idea

Winslow Yerxa winslowyerxa@xxxxx
Mon Mar 20 18:09:07 EDT 2017

Toots has recorded with two accordionists. 

In about 1984 he recorded a trio of albums in Brazil with accordionist Sivuca and singer Sylvia Vrethammar; there was also a film about the project which you can see on Youtube.

In the mid-1990s he recorded a couple of tracks with French accordionist Richard Galliano on one of Galliano's albums.

Sometime in the 1950s or '60s Cham-Ber Huang recorded an album with legendary classical free-bass accordionist Mogens Ellegard.

And Richard Hayman recorded the album Harmonica Holiday "with harmonica choir" that included not only eight harmonicas (Hayman, Charlie Leighton, Eddy Manson, Cham-Ber Huang, Alan Pogson, Michael Chimes, Leonard Schwartz, and Blackie Schackner or Lou Mok) but also two accordions (Dominic Cortese and William Costa).

Winslow Yerxa
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From: Randy Singer <randy at xxxxx>
To: HarpL* <harp-l at xxxxx> 
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 4:05 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] Accordian and harmonica idea

I can rarely recall if there have been any landmark albums featuring the accordian and chromatic harmonica. 

This is a project I wish I would have pursued….what a marriage in sound!

Has anyone done anything like this?

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPuF5mmEliI <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPuF5mmEliI>



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