Rare Early Blues Harp Recordings Introduced by Joe Filisko

This has been around for a while but it’s an absolute treasure trove of early harmonica recordings so I felt it worth posting. Joe Filisko introduces each track on the essential Harmonica Rarities – 59 Rare Recordings From the 20’s-60’s 2 CD set. Disc one comprises entirely of solo, unaccompanied harmonica performances, including prime examples of the train song and Lost John/Foxchase pieces. Disc two includes duo/band recordings and vocals as well as harmonica.

You can listen on Mixcloud to both part 1 and part 2 and I heartily recommend you do. It’s inspirational and educational. Joe’s comments add a lot to the experience too.