Harmonica Almanac – April 10
Blues guitar and harmonica player John Brim was born on this day in 1922. After moving to Chicago in 1945 he became a part of the city’s thriving Blues scene. He wrote the song “Ice Cream man” which was later covered by Van Halen.
Blues singer and harmonica player J. Monque’d is one of New Orleans’ musical treasures. He’s been playing harmonica at the age of four and made his first TV appearance at the age of seven. He was born on this day in 1946.
Rock guitar and harmonica player Darrell Mansfield was born on this day in 1950. Mansfield began playing music after meeting Paul McCartney in the late 1960’s. He started recording in the late 1970’s and is still very active in music.
Classical composer Arthur Benjamin wrote “Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra” in 1953 for Larry Adler. Benjamin was born on this day in 1960.
That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!