[Harp-L] Harp playing by musicians not considered harmonica players

Ronnie Schreiber autothreads@xxxxx
Mon Jun 1 10:51:18 EDT 2020

I was listening to Those Were The Days, the boxed set of all of Cream's 
official releases. Their first album in particular has a lot of Jack 
Bruce's harmonica and Bruce's playing isn't half bad. Sure, he may not 
have some of the technical chops of full time harp players but his 
tasteful playing still reflects the fact that he was a world-class musician.

It seems to me that some harmonica enthusiasts tend to diminish the 
harmonica playing of musicians like Bruce, Robert Plant, or Mick Jagger, 
as not serious harmonica players, but it should be pointed out that they 
were good enough players to blow harp with Cream, Led Zeppelin and the 
Rolling Stones.

Ronnie Schreiber
The Electric Harmonica Co.

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