[Harp-L] Charlie McCoy's first recording session as a harmonica player

Rick Dempster rickdempster33@xxxxx
Thu Jul 2 01:09:33 EDT 2020

I recall a story (true or not, I have no idea) of a session with Bob Dylan
where they wanted a trumpet player in the wee small hours,
and none were available. On the next take, McCoy played bass, one handed,
and trumpet with the other.
Good story anyhow!

On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 at 22:02, captron100--- via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx>

> Peter Madcat Ruth wrote: Charlie McCoy's first recording session as a
> harmonica player was in 1961 when Charlie was 20 years old. The song was "I
> Just Don't Understand", by Ann-Margret.
> About a year or so ago on Harp-L, Mikael Bäckman from Sweden, posted an
> offer to send any of us a research project he is working on - a
> comprehensive list of all recordings that Charlie has participated in.  At
> that time, Mikael also requested our assistance in asking for info on any
> other recordings, harmonica as well as other instruments, that he may not
> have included in his discography.  I wonder how many of us, besides me,
> took him up on his offer.  By cc on this post, I'm asking Mikael's
> permission to either forward his Charlie McCoy discography to Harp-l'ers
> who may have missed the opportunity to partake in Mikael's generosity, or
> perhaps Mikael will send us his latest updated version.  I see that
> Mikael's discography says that says that Charlie's first recording was the
> song, "Cherry Berry Wine" from 1961, altho a poster to the song on YouTube
> claimed it was recorded on Aug. 16, 1960 with Hank Garland on guitar; and
> Mikael's discography dates "I Just Don't Understand" as 1962.
> ron - FL Keys, USA

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