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Girls with Harmonicas

Acorn4 19 Jan 09 - 07:48 PM
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GUEST,Dan's Palm Pilot 20 Jan 09 - 01:10 AM
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Sandra in Sydney 20 Jan 09 - 01:42 AM
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Subject: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 07:48 PM

I've only thought about this tonight, but I've run across very few female harmonica players, especially blues harp.

Is it just the circles I move in , or is there an explanation.

They obviously exist but do seem few and far between.

Answers on a postcard!


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: alinact
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 12:47 AM

Don't know the reason why, but if you listen to the Aussie group The Waifs, you will hear one very good female harmonica player.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,Dan's Palm Pilot
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:10 AM

Terry Leonino of Magpie plays a great blues harp. Jane Gillman also springs to mind.

- Dan


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Benjamin
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:19 AM

Rhonda Rucker is an amazing harmonica player. She's plays a lot with her husband, James "Sparky" Rucker. You can hear them on their Myspace page.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:42 AM

check out my friend Kate Henshaw of Lyrebird

Lyrebird in concert


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Splott Man
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 03:56 AM

Barb Jungr, now more in the jazz field than folk, is very good.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: pavane
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 04:34 AM

Perhaps the thought of playing a "mouth organ" puts them off?


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: David C. Carter
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 05:40 AM

Didn't worry HarMonica Lewinsky!


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Mooh
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 07:38 AM

That's really funny. I Googled it and low and behold there's a band by the name.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Benjamin
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 12:34 PM

More than a decade later, and Monica Lewinsky jokes are STILL funny! Amazing!


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 12:53 PM

'Monica Lewinsky jokes are STILL funny!'

Since their effect is to take credit and publicity from women who play harmonica, they're not that funny.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Gene
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:08 PM

Veronica had a harmonica ---

She played it on the Beach at Santa Monica

G


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Wesley S
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:36 PM

Annie Raines is a talent worth checking out. She's recorded with John Sebastians Jug Band too.

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: NormanD
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:45 PM

Ella Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (who first recorded "Hound Dog") played harmonica.

More recently, I saw Chuck Berry in concert, and he features his daughter Ingrid on vocals, and she also plays a mean mouth harp.

Mary Gauthier plays harmonica sometimes, with a rack, though maybe not as a blues harpist. Gillian Welch possibly does too (there is a harp/guitar track on her last album, "Soul Journey", and I presume it's she playing).


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Mark Ross
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 01:59 PM

There's a great harp player in Missoula, Montana by the name of Diana Redlin.   She's hot!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,Victoria Purington
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 08:08 PM

Diana hasn't lived in Missoula for quite a while. Last I heard, she's in LA.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Wesley S
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 02:31 PM

Someone at my office swears that she saw the pop singer Shakira blowing a harmonica the other night.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 03:22 PM

Yes! Jane Gillman! Hadn't thought of her in many years. One of the most amazing things I ever saw was this young woman (a teenager then?) in jeans sit down at The Red Fox Inn in Behesda,MD...about 30 years ago...and strap on a mouth-harp rig and play MANDOLIN and blow counterpoint on the 'harp!

She has since moved into musical areas that I don't frequent much, and I have no idea whether she still plays harp...but you can explore here.

http://www.janegillman.com/music.html


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Stringsinger
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 03:34 PM

The "Blues" performance are has kept women more in a singer role than instrumentalist in spite of the fact that there are a number of good harmonica players mentioned above. Blues has often been associated with pseudo-masculine behavior until recently.

Some women performers have never shown their skill with this instrument publicly. Some are probably leery of being the recipients of jokes about "blowing and sucking".

i think as these stereotypes are studied, the lines of discrimination will be eradicated.

(Oh yes, Cousin Emmy played a damn fine mouth harp).

Frank


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 09:37 PM

Jane Gillman's album with Darcie Deaville - Ways to Fly - is one I think you'd like very much, Bill, even if most of the songs are original. She and Darcie do the best version of "Mistreated Mama" you'll ever hear. (You should have heard them do it live, is all I can say.)

Dan


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 12:48 PM

Ella Jenkins!

~ Becky in L.A. this weekend


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 03:06 PM

So, they do indeed exist -mainly it seems in the US!

I seem to think that UK examples may be a bit thin on the ground.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 05:27 PM

I met a girl playing harmonica on a folk club bus trip to Retford (UK)
folk club a while back.
I've been married to her for 44 years now.
You just gotta watch those lady players, they're sneaky!!


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 05:33 PM

Sounds like you might have cornered the market there!


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 04:01 PM

Dunno mate but....
WWW have a very good harmonica player.
That's WIld Wolds Women of Lincolnshire in the U OF K.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: matt milton
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 07:11 PM

Have a listen to south london duo The Lorcas

www.myspace.com/thelorcas

1 guitar, 1 banjo, 2 vocals and sometimes two harmonicas


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Splott Man
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 03:52 AM

Dame Pattie has a blast from time to time. She's not bad, you know.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 07:10 AM

Although Barb Jungr is a talented harmonica player herself, she has another female player on her latest CD.

Barb Jungr: Just Like a Woman (Hymn to Nina)
Personnel: Jessica Lauren (harmonica, keyboards); Mark Lockheart (clarinet, saxophone); Jenny Carr (piano); Danny Thompson (bass instrument); Johnny Lee (drums, percussion).


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 09:53 AM

Marilyn Bennett of The Other Band is excellent. (although I think that she would call herself a female or a woman rather than a girl.)

See her at the Royal Oak in Lewes on Thursday 19th February

Hear her at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:14 PM

Google up "Sonny Girl"...


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,Darlene
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:22 PM

I am an old and dear friend of Diana Redlin's. She did, indeed, move to LA. Venice Beach to be exact. I corresponded with her a bit since her move. She seemed to be reaching out for help about five years ago. Then she dropped out of sight. I have been very concerned but can find out nothing. If anyone is in contact with her or knows anything about her please let me know or pass it on to Diana that Darlene from KC googles her often trying to find her and hoping that she is doing okay. You are right she is a good harmonica player. She sent me her CD with the Moonlighters. I used to go to her gigs and we worked together in theater. She was my best friend when we both lived in Portland, Oregon. Any help or news would be just great.


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: mentr
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 09:21 PM

Check out Stacy Jones from Seattle at http://www.youtube.com/stacyjonesband
she can really bring it on the blues harp


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: eddie1
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 02:35 AM

Huh?


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,mike vincent
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 11:25 AM

Check out Dana Dixon from Scotland UK. She's smoking!


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,Sandra Lee
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 05:01 PM

Check out Hermonicas.com
They have two categories: Blues & Other Players [women who play harmonica but not necessarily the Blues]


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 05:51 PM

How about a little chromatic harmonica:here:


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 05:52 PM

Or Susan Sauter - here:


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Subject: RE: Girls with Harmonicas
From: GUEST,Jane of 'ull
Date: 25 Oct 12 - 07:55 AM

Check out the young band Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. One of the girls plays a mean harp (not sure which one it is!!)

I also intend to learn harmonica to play along with my banjo (5 string) and no I'm not American I'm in the UK! Can't understand why more women don't play banjo either, it's much more suited to the female hand.


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