Harmonica Almanac – September 27
Classical composer Cyril Scott was born on this day in 1879. Scott wrote ‘Serenade for Piano and Harmonica” in 1936 for Larry Adler.
Vaudeville comedian Britt Wood often incorporated harmonica into his act during the 1920’s and 30’s. Wood was born on this day in 1893.
Classical composer Jean Berger was born on this day in 1909. Berger wrote “Carribean Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra” for Larry Adler in 1940.
Harmonica educator Phil Duncan has written dozens of outstanding books on how to play the harmonica. He’s also a very good player and a very nice guy as well. Phil was born on this day in 1945.
Blues harmonica player Bob Corritore was born on this day in 1956. Bob began playing the harmonica when he was twelve after hearing Muddy Waters on the radio. He’s worked with Little Willie Anderson, Big Leon Brooks and several other Blues greats as well as recording his own material.
Blues singer and harmonica player Jumpin’ Johnny Sasone began playing the harmonica when he was in his teens. He was the frontman for Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters during the late 1980’s and has recorded several solo albums. Sasone was born on this day in 1956.
German harmonica player Bertram Becher was born on this day in 1968. Bertram is not only a world-class harmonica player, but he’s also the production manager for the Seydel Harmonica Company.
That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!