The history of the harmonica is told by the performers and the music they recorded. Most of the major music collectors have died but this website shares some of the recordings from their collections – shellac, vinyl, cassette and reel to reel tapes, CDs, film and video tapes. It includes all music styles and harmonica types.
Captain James Reilly, RMSM, was responsible for setting up the musical side of the Hohner HSB from 1935-55.- tuition books, music publishing, concerrts and the examination structure.
Lonnie Donegan plays a 1956 skiffle track, ‘Roving Ramble’, with added blues harp from 2020
by Gianandrea Pasquinelli – with contributions from Roger Trobridge, Steve Jennings, Pat Missin, Dror Adler, Al Smith and Brendan Power. This blog post gives links to information and media about the artists who are discussed in the book written by Gianandrea. This page is still being worked on! Borrah MinevitchBiography – Borrah Minevitch and the […]
Biography of Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals with Johnny Puleo,
Biography of Larry Adler,his books, videos and recordings
The London showing of the Paul Butterfield documentary Horn from the Heart. 25 March 2020, at the Regent Street Theatre,
John Bryan was the biggest collector and sharer of harmonica recordings, video, and information about harmonica players and groups.
Norman R. Dobson Jr., or Norm, as he was known to all his harmonica friends everywhere, was the US Vice President of the National Harmonica League from 1982 until his death, aged 90. He lived in Peabody, near Boston, and for many years he looked after the interests of NHL members who lived in the […]
With contributions from Steve’s wife Josie, and his friends – Tom Hunter, Steve Jones, Rowena Millar, Johnny Mars, ‘Pip’ Rowland, and Paul Gillings. Stephen John Jennings or ‘Steve’ as he was universally known was one of the small group of volunteers who are responsible for the survival and success of the National Harmonica League (NHL) […]
I stepped down as editor of Harmonica World magazine after the August 2019 issue and I decided to do the simple blog I never seemed to have time to do before . I used to use the blog to announce when the new magazine was being mailed out. Now I want to make it more […]