LINKS:
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Adam's academic homepage at the University of Mississippi:

 http://english.olemiss.edu/2011/10/16/adam-gussow/

Adam's YouTube harp lessons:

    www.youtube.com/kudzurunner

Sterling Magee's MySpace page:

    www.myspace.com/sterlingsatanmagee

 

What the bloggers are saying:

    northernsubverbia.blogspot.com/2007/04/adam-gussows-keys-to-kingdom.html

 

ESSENTIAL HARP-RELATED LINKS:

A leading blues harp site on the web for more than fifteen years--and for good reason:

    www.bluesharp.ca/

World of Harmonica is a great website:  a compendium of photos and videos about an unusually wide range of traditional and contemporary players

     http://worldofharmonica.blogspot.com/

 

If you're into jamming, you can hardly do better than Harmonica Boogie; it's a real, vital community of players who come up with new backing tracks and compete--in a friendly way!--to see who can post the best solos

     http://harmonicaboogie.com/bf02/

Howard Levy is the presiding genius on the diatonic harmonica, the guy who used overblows to explode our idea of what is possible.  Rarely does one individual musician have this sort of effect on an instrument; shock waves from his accomplishment will continue to be felt for decades.  His album HARMONICA JAZZ nailed me to the wall back in 1987, with its fully-chromatic version of "Donna Lee" in bebop time, but he's kept on growing, expanding, and shows no signs of resting on his laurels.

    www.myspace.com/howardlevyland

P.T. Gazell is a harp player's harp player who plays country, swing, and pop instrumentals with full chromaticity on a valved diatonic harp.  Check his stuff out!

    ptgazell.com/

Billy Gibson, Mississippi-born, is THE harp player on Memphis's renowned Beale Street these days, and he's got the voice, the chops, and the band to back it up:

    www.billygibson.com

When an American harp player travels through Europe, the one name he hears repeatedly is "Steve Baker."  Beautiful tone, original approach; he's a master teacher AND he's got a harmonica named after him, the Steve Baker Special.  For the English-language version, hit the Union Jack icon:

   www.stevebaker.de

David Barrett and his "school of the blues" put Jack Black's School of Rock to shame.  If you've got money in the bank, check out his fly-in lessons:

    www.schooloftheblues.com/harmonica.html

Dave Gage is a harp-industrial phenom.  Lotsa hot links:

    www.harmonicalinks.com

Brian Purdy's "HarpGear" amps are simply the best; they're hand-built by a player FOR players, with classic circuit design and superb craftsmanship:

    www.harpgear.com

Mark Hummel is not only one of the best contemporary players, but his "Blues Harmonica Blowout" series regularly brings together a Who's Who of his peers.  Great stuff:

    www.markhummel.com/

Bob Corritore (a Chicago player long settled in Phoenix) isn't just an excellent traditional harp blower--one of the very best accompanists in the business, in fact--but his website is a model for how harmonica players should do business.  Start with his links page:

   www.bobcorritore.com/links.html

Harp-L is the THE internet discussion list for all things harmonica.  Ask any question and you'll get a half-dozen (or three dozen) well-informed opinions:

    harp-l.com/mailman/listinfo/harp-l

Orjan Hansson's website:  an incredible set of links from a Swedish player/fan:

    ohw.se/links/

SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica) is THE organization for all things harmonica.  Their annual conventions are the stuff of legend; pretty much everybody shows up and throws down at the evening concerts and jam sessions:

    www.spah.org

Glenn Weiser's blues harp page:  lots of great stuff, including a whopping set of links and the definitive set of Little Walter transcriptions:

    www.celticguitarmusic.com/harppage.htm

 

J.P. Allen has a load of useful materials for beginners and beyond on his extremely popular website with the easy-to-remember name:

     Harmonica.com

 

I first encountered Annie Raines, harp master, in 1989 at the Chicago Blues Festival, where she was sitting in with some local guys under the trees behind the stages in Grant Park.  She was great then and she's masterful now.  Check out her blog on Road Food:

    www.paulandannie.com

Jan Van Gastel's website has good info on repairing harps, plus a survey of various harp "courses" or instructional methods:

    home.wanadoo.nl/jhm.vangastel/Harmonica/harps.htm

If you're looking for a neat little harp mic--an alternative to the big, bulky Astatic and Green Bullet--you'll definitely want to take a look at the Bottle o' Blues mic:

    www.geocities.com/bottle_o_blues/

Here's an extremely informative site on the subject of amping the harp:

   www.amptone.com/g068.htm

Rod Jones is a painter and harp player (R&B Jones) from the UK who offers, among other things, insightful commentary on harmonica teachers.  Spend a little time at his quirky, one-of-a-kind site:

    wossname.thingy.com/

    wossname.thingy.com/Blues_harp_how.htm

 This harp blog has an amazing number of international sites, plus a great open attitude:

   http://harmonicacontact.com/

MY FRIENDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY BLUES SCENE:

www.robertrossband.com

www.myspace.com/irvinglouislattin

www.myspace.com/powersblues

www.myspace.com/triphenderson

www.ronsunshine.com

www.kid-java.com

www.bigedsullivan.com/

www.felixcabrera.com

 

OTHER COOL LINKS:

Justin Sandercoe is a blues/jazz guitar-god over at YouTube; his philosophy of teaching--give all you've got, and then some--is one I heartily endorse:

www.justinguitar.com

 

....and harmonicas, of course!  Click the icon; it's the model I've been playing for more than 30 years:

Hohner 1896 Marine Band Harmonica Pro Pack

ADAM GUSSOW is an official endorser for HOHNER HARMONICAS

 

 

If you're interested in BLUES HARMONICA TABS and BLUES HARP TABS,

please visit

BluesHarmonicaTabs.com

 

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