Search This Blog

September 16, 2006


"harmonica" frank floyd/shampoo

the original white country blues man: elvis heard him, as did dylan ... with his vaudeville experience through minstrel shows, he became an incredible mixture of white country (jimmie rodgers, emmett miller) and real blues ... this song comes from a beautiful cd; the great medical menagerist (adelphi/GENES record) ... do yourself a favour and buy it...Harmonica Frank Floyd, who recorded a couple of records for Sun Records and Chess Records in the early 1950s. Floyd was a modern day hobo; no one knew anything about him, and because he disappeared from the scene after these early recordings, many later blues fans and researchers assumed he was a black artist based on the bluesy sound of his records. He was a one-man band, playing the harmonica held in his mouth like a cigar. This was a trick that Sonny Boy Williamson II occasionally employed as a gimmick, but for Frank Floyd it was no gimmick - it was the ONLY way he played. It's unknown whether Sonny Boy or Frank did it first, since they were on the scene at the same time, but it's pretty obvious who did it better.

Miles Davis - All Blues

(1st solo)

(2nd solo)

Steve Allen Show, september 1964
Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter
Added by trumpetvideos

Yello - Pinball Cha Cha

Added by walvis
(via Otomano)

Egyptian Lover - Freak-A-Holic

Added by coolk70

Wall of Voodoo - Ring of Fire

Added by bladerunner78

The Standells - Dirty Water/Why Pick on Me

On the Hollywood Palace
Added by mrdantefontana
(via Bedazzled)