Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mississippi River Blues - George 'Harmonica' Smith

George 'Harmonica' Smith was a, you guessed it, a blues harp player who was most known for performing with Muddy Waters in the early 50's and again in the late 60's in Chicago. He was also a great vocalist in his own right, and released a few albums as well.

He relocated to the West Coast and remained there until his death in 1983.

Here's one of his classics, called 'Mississippi River Blues', a slow tempo, reflective, homesick tune:

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