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War's 'other' harmonica player
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didjcripey
82 posts
May 10, 2011
2:42 PM
Low rider was my favourite tune from War, and my favourite clip is this one. Make sure you see the harp solo at 2:48.
(looks like the occupational health and safety guys made the lead singer wear safety glasses!)



Never having heard of Tetsuya Nakamura, I did a search and came up with some really tasty stuff like this that he's into now. I believe he's using an B flat minor (E flat minor in second) diatonic on this one.

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Lucky Lester

Last Edited by on May 10, 2011 2:58 PM
Rubes
300 posts
May 10, 2011
3:06 PM
Nice work Lester, good to see the Mississippi Sax in with those other saxes! We've been messin' with Low Rider a bit lately, it's good to see some more live performances.
And very slick stuff now indeed! Don't Japanese gents make great cowboys! :~)
HarveyHarp
255 posts
May 10, 2011
3:32 PM
I met Tex at a Festival with War, back in the late 90s in Toledo Ohio. I was helping the lighting guy, and was back stage. After the gig we all went to a jam session where a lot of the other players went. Tex is a great harp player. The War he played with, is not the original War, though. There seems to have been some controversy over who owned the name, and the original was is now the Low Rider Band. Actually the Harp Player that replaced Lee Oskar in Was is non other than Smoky Greenwell, from here in New Orleans. He regularly does Low Rider in his gig here.

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jbone
524 posts
May 15, 2011
6:08 AM
that dude is right- and TIGHT.
Harpaholic
188 posts
May 15, 2011
9:16 AM
Tex, as he calls himself is now in a band called the
44's with Johnny Main on guitar.

I know that because they played here last nite in Reno, and do on a regular basis.

It's a great blues band, and Tex tears it up!
Check them out on myspace, facebook, youtube.
AirMojo
155 posts
May 15, 2011
1:28 PM
On Low Rider... he's using a C harp in 2nd position... Great song... sounded good! Fun song to play !

On the Walking Through the Alley, does sound like he is using an Eb in 2nd.

Last Edited by on May 15, 2011 1:30 PM


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