Song of the Day: J. Geils Band, “Whammer Jammer”

Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz, harmonica player for the J. Geils Band and later for Bluestime, which fused blues and jazz, celebrates his 76th birthday today. In addition to harmonica, he plays trumpet and saxophone. "Whammer Jammer" was his showcase piece, and we see him in a live performance in France in 1979.

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    1. I had this practically figured out on the harmonica once, but sort of forgot it, and I doubt I could pick it up again–I’ve tried playing harmonica, but can’t get the kind of embouchure I could before the stroke. Oh well…


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