[Harp-L] Jimmy Riddle playing chromatic harmonica on polkas

Winslow Yerxa winslowyerxa@xxxxx
Mon Mar 26 16:19:59 EDT 2018

Jesse Polka is on an A chromatic. And you can see him using the button for Eb and maybe some other chromatic notes.
It's mostly in A, but there's a brief modulation to D, which he plays without needing to change harmonicas.
Clarinet Polka is in C on a C chromatic.
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    On Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:54:18 PM PDT, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx> wrote:  
 Love it! But that "Hee Haw" clip is dubbed I'd say. He's in A & E, and
unless he's got an A (or E) harp (possible) he couldn't
play all that without use of the button, which he does not appear to be
Anyway, the movement of the harp sems out of sync in general.
I have Riddle on some old recordings, and like most chrom players back then
(and not a few now)
he plays in first position most if not all then time.
Thanks for that.

On 24 March 2018 at 03:59, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:

> The Jethro Burns of the harmonica!
> Don't get me started on eefin . . .
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 1:16 PM, David Naiditch <davidnaiditch at xxxxx
> >
> wrote:
> > A fiddler recently told me about Jimmy Riddle playing chromatic harmonica
> > on Clarinet Polka with fiddler Howdy Forrester. I’ve always enjoyed the
> > sound of fiddle and harmonica.  This is the only tune on this MGM album
> > that features Jimmy. (I've been hearing this polka played for years at
> > fiddle competitions and festivals.)
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W_85umzOqs <https://www.youtube.com/
> > watch?v=8W_85umzOqs>
> >
> > Here is another example of Jimmy Riddle playing a polka—Jesse Polka--on
> > chromatic. Love those dancing pigs.
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfiwMVR6ls <https://www.youtube.com/
> > watch?v=TpfiwMVR6ls>
> >
> >

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