Harmonica Almanac – November 1

Blues harmonica player Johnny Woods was born on this day in 1917. Woods learned to play the harmonica while growing up in Mississippi. During his career he worked with Mississippi Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside as well as recording one solo album.

Like many great Blues musicians, piano player Little Johnny Jones could also play the harmonica. Jones was born on this day in 1924. He learned to play the harmonica growing up in his native Mississippi.

Country music star Bill Anderson was born on this day in 1937. Anderson was mostly known as a singer, but could also play several instruments, including the harmonica.

Also known as Daddy Stovepipe, Blues guitar, jug and harmonica player, Johnny “Jimmy” Watson died on this day in 1963. He recorded several albums of his music and he’s buried at Restvale Cemetery in Worth, IL, where you can also find Muddy Waters, Big Walter Horton and Kansas Joe McCoy.

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

Pete Krampert

Pete Krampert

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

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