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

George Miklas harmonicat@xxxxx
Thu Jul 2 09:48:05 EDT 2020

I've heard the same story. I believe it to be true.
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On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 1:09 AM Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx>

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