Harmonica Almanac – April 12

Daddy Stovepipe

Daddy Stovepipe

Blues guitar, jug, kazoo and harmonica player Johnny “Jimmy” Watson, also known as “Daddy Stovepipe” was born on this day in 1867. Watson began playing professionally around 1910 and worked until his death in 1963.

Shakey Jake Harris

Blues harmonica player Shakey Jake Harris learned how to play the harmonica from John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson. He was a fixture in the Chicago Blues scene until his death in the 1990’s. Harris was born on this day in 1921.

That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!

I am the author of "The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica", which is still available on the internet in limited edition.

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