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Peg O'My Heart & Other Harmonica Favourites

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
01-06-1999
Genres:
Barcode:
604988011227
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
JASCD112
Peg O'My Heart & Other Harmonica Favourites
Peg O'My Heart & Other Harmonica Favourites

Description

For better or worse, the world has seen only a handful of truly successful all-harmonica ensembles. Arguably, the best of this bunch was Borrah Minevitch & His Harmonica Rascals. From the late '20s through the '50s, Minevitch and a quintet of fellow harmonica powerhouses put Raymond Scott energy and Mickey Katz shtick into big band and pop tunes. It's hard not to feel blown away after hearing Borrah and his crew swing through "Chinatown, My Chinatown" or "Daybreak Express" on a handful of harps. Unfortunately, just as you can't keep a good man down, you can't keep a harmonica virtuoso in a band for too long; in the mid-'40s, some of Minevitch's finest left to form the archrival Harmonicats. A little later, even Johnny Puleo (the group's midget) went solo. Still, the instrumentals Minevitch made in his prime-perfectly remastered here and sounding as timeless and oddball as ever-have a jazz energy and vaudevillian humour nobody has been able to match. A few tunes from the laid-back Harmonicats are included, but the sound quality - and energy level - are no match for Borrah's best.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Carioca
  3. Chinatown, My Chinatown
  4. Daybreak Express
  5. Moonglow
  6. Nagasaki
  7. Bugle Call Rag
  8. Caprice Viennois
  9. On Treasure Island
  10. Limehouse Blues
  11. I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin/You Are My Lucky Star
  12. The Ghost Walk
  13. Deep River
  14. Liebestraum
  15. Hora Staccato
  16. La Violetera
  17. On The Loose
  18. Boots And Saddle
  19. The Music Goes 'Round And Around
  20. Peg O' My Heart - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
  21. Fantasy Impromptu - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
  22. Bye Bye Blues - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
  23. Willow Weep For Me - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
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