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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00201/
Creator:
Walter Liniger
Title:
Harmonica Project Collection in the Blues Archive
Inclusive Dates:
1980s-1990s
Bulk Dates:
1985-1991
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Begun in 1989 by Blues Archive Research Associate Walter Liniger and continued by Research Associate Jonny Miles, the Harmonica Project was an interdisciplinary research effort which attempted to analyze the playing styles, equipment preference, influences, and future of the blues harmonica, or blues harp. The collection consists of correspondence between the Archive and various "blues harpists," several instruments, information sheets on musicians, cassette tapes of harmonica players, and incense (?). Part of the project consisted of surveying contemporary harmonica players about their playing styles, influences, instruments, etc. The majority of the correspondence in this collection is between Walter Liniger and the various participants in the Harmonica Project.
Quantity:
7 Boxes
Number:
MUM00201
Location:
Blues L-3 and L-4
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Harmonica Project Collection(MUM00201) in the Blues Archive. The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Walter Liniger was a Research Associate at the University of Mississippi's Blues Archive.

Scope and Contents Note
The Harmonica Project Collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Blues Archive and various harmonica players, cassette tape sound recordings of various harmonica players, and articles on harmonica players and the instrument itself. The collection also contains several harmonicas and incense. The collection contains materials from approximately 1965 through 1998, though most of the collection falls between 1985 and 1991.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Container List
BOX 1 (Musicians):

This box contains alphabetically labeled folders containing photocopies of entries on harmonica players from the Encyclopedia of the Blues . There are also some periodicals
which contain harmonica features and method books.

Folder A: Woodrow Wilson Adams, Luther Allison, Richard Maneul Amerson, William
"Billie Boy" Arnold

Folder B: Carey Bell, Travis L. Blaylock, Michael Bloomfield, Weldon H. Philip
Bonner, William Earl "Billy" Branch, Grace Brim, John Brim, Buster Brown,
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Dusty Brown, "Little" George Buford,
Chester Arthur Burnett ("Howlin' Wolf"), "Little" Eddie "Guitar" Burns,
J. C. Burris, George "Wild Child" Butler, Paul Butterfield

Folder C: Sam Chatmon, Clifton Chenier, Willie Cobbs, Burl C. Coleman, Dewey
Corley, James Cotton, Ben Covington,

Folder D: Ted Davenport, "Blind" Gary D. Davis, Roy Sidney Dunn

Folder E: Charles Edwards, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Frank Edwards, "Ramblin"
Jack Elliott

Folder F: Frank "Rambling King" Floyd, "Little" Willie Foster, Frank Otis Frost,
Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller

Folder G: William "Bill" McKinley Gillum, Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Guthrie

Folder H: John Paul Hammond, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, James "Jimmie" D. Harris,
Provine Hatch Jr., John Lee Henley, Silas Hogan, Earl Zebedee Hooker,
Walter Horton, "Mississippi" John Smith Hurt
Folder J: Arthur "Sam" Jackson, John "Bobo" Pickens Jenkins, Alonzo "Lonnie"
Johnson, Henry "Rufe" Johnson, Joe Johnson, Larry Johnson,
Leslie Johnson, Robert L. Johnson, Syl Johnson, Birmingham Jones,
John Jones, Marion Walter Jacobs

Folder K: "Little" Eddie Kirkland, John "Spider" Koerner

Folder L: Huddie William Ledbetter, J.B. Lenoir, Noah Lewis, Walter "Furry" Lewis,
Alexander Lightfoot, Robert Lockwood, Joe Hill Louis

Folder M: Willie Mabon, Taj Mahal, Sidney, Maiden, John "Johnny" Mars,
John Mayall, Jerry "Boogie" McCain, Jimmy McCracklin, Ellas McDaniel,
Willie Samuel "Blind Willie" McTell, Elmon Mickle, Clarence Horatio
"Big" Miller, Iverson "Red" Minter, Alexander Herman "Whistling Alex"
Moore, James Moore, McKinley Morganfield, Eugene "Buddy" Moss,
Charles "Charlie" Douglas Musselwhite, Louis Myers, Sammy Myers

Folder N: Raful Neal, "Chicago" Bob Nelson, Robert Nighthawk, Hammie Nixon

Folder P: Herman "Little Junior" Parker, James Edward "Snooky" Pryor, Joe
Bennie Pugh

Folder R: James "Yank" Rachell, Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed, Louis Charles
Robinson, James "Jimmy" Rogers, Charles Isaiah "Doc" Ross, Otis Rush,

Folder S: Charles "Charlie" Sayles, Sidney Semien, Will Shade, Thomas "Tom"
Edgar Shaw, James "Son" Shelby, J.D. Short, "Little" Mack Simmons,
"Little" George "Harmonica" Smith, Moses "Whispering" Smith, Otis Spann,
Horace Sprott, Houston Stackhouse, Arbee Stidham

Folder T: "Little" Jonny Lamar Taylor, Doc Terry, Sonny Terry, Henry "Ragtime
Texas" Thomas, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

Folder V: Monroe Vincent, Eric Von Schmidt

Folder W: Phillip Walker, Wade Walton, Johnny "Jimmy" Watson, Louis Thomas
Watts, Katie Webster, Amos Wells, Booker "Bucca" T. Washington White,
Cleve White, Joe Willie Wilkins, "Big" Joe Lee Williams, Joseph Leon
Williams, John "James" A. Williamson, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson,
Aleck/Rice "Sonny Boy" Williamson, Aaron Willis, Oscar Wills, Harding
"Hop" Wilson, Johnny Winter, "Big" John Thomas Wrencher

Folder Y: John O Young

Miscellaneous : copies from American Harmonica Newsletter , June 1991 and February 1992;
list of harmonica players included in the Encyclopedia of the Blues (copy);
Little Walter Discography from Soul Bag 123 (1991) (copy)
Living Blues 99 (1991)
Living Blues 100 (1991)
Cornell, Dimitri, Modern Chromatic Harmonica , Moonlight Publications 1986
Ganz, Paulo, Metodo per armonica blues , Bèrben 1987
Ganz, Paulo, Armonica & Voce: Antologia di Armonica Blues , Bèrben 1989

BOX 2, A-H:

Folder 1: Correspondence between the American Harmonica Newsletter editor Al
Eichler and Walter Liniger of the Blues Archive:

Letter February 8, 1989 (copy)
Letter February 10, 1989 (copy)
Letter February 14, 1989 (copy)
Letter June 2, 1989 (copy)
Letter June 12, 1989 (copy)
Letter June 15, 1989
Letter June 19, 1989 (copy)
Letter June 23, 1989
Letter September 18, 1989 (copy)
Letter November 30, 1989 with attachment letter
Letter January 15, 1990
Letter April 9, 1990 (copy)
Letter June 6, 1990 with attachment certificate making Walter Liniger an
honorary member of the Responder Club
Letter August 7, 1990 (copy)
Letter August 10, 1990
Letter December 4, 1990 with two attachments: Article
"Harmonica "Busy-ness" is Likened to a Chain" and "AHN Harmonica Fact Sheet"
Letter December 17, 1990

American Harmonica Newsletter 2/5 (1989)
American Harmonica Newsletter 3/8 (1990)

Folder 2: Pepe Ahlqvist -- Helsinki, Finland: Harmonica Survey; 2 photos of Ahlqvist
performing; Information handouts for The Pepe Ahlqvist Band; Poster for Pepe Ahlqvist Duo and copy; Correspondence:

October 1, 1986 (copy)
Letter September 30, 1987 (copy)

Folder 3: Michael Bryan Askin -- Baltimore, Maryland: Harmonica Survey

Folder 4: Steve Baker -- Hamburg, Germany: Harmonica Survey + biographical sketch
additions; Hohner Harmonica's EasyReading 4/3 (1988), which includes an
article by Baker titled "Harp Microphones" (copy); Hohner's Harmonika Revue
"Blues Harping" by Baker (auf Deutsche); Correspondence:

Letter January 6, 1987 (copy)
Letter September 3, 1987 (copy)
Letter September 9, 1987
Letter September 29, 1987 (copy)
Letter January 25, 1988
Letter February 1, 1988 (copy)
Postcard July 11, 1988
Letter July 20, 1988 (copy)

Folder 5: Tom Ball -- Santa Barbara, CA: Harmonica Survey; Informational promo
booklet on Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan; Letter to Walter Liniger [undated]

Folder 6: Ian Beecroft -- Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: Harmonica Survey +
attachment note; Interview transcription of Beecroft's interview of Liniger;
Article from The Southern Star August 6, 1986 by Tanzi Lewis, titled
"Rock link sets students on path to blues," which is about Beecroft's work;
Correspondence:

Letter June 19, 1985 (copy)
Letter July 14, 1985
Letter July 16, 1985 (copy)
Letter January 18, 1986
Letter February 27, 1986 (copy)
Letter March 30, 1986
Letter July 28, 1986
Letter September 10, 1986 (copy)
Letter September 25, 1986 (copy)
Letter November 2, 1986 + attachment
Letter September 30, 1987 (copy)
Letter December 12, 1988 (copy)

Folder 7: Carey Bell-Harrington: Baltimore Blues Society newsletter September 1989,
interview with Carey Bell (copy)

Folder 8: David Berntson: Blue Notes: The Newsletter of the Tulsa Blues Club 3/1
(1989), Berntson is president of the club; Article titled "Harp-O-Rama" by
Berntson; Correspondence:

Letter October 20, 1988
Letter October 30, 1988
Letter August 24, 1989 (copy)

Folder 9: Gregory Bohen: Harmonica Survey

Folder 10: Mojo Buford: Promotional material from Back Forty Records (copy)

Folder 11: Calvin James Carson (aka -- Bud "Dr. Who" Carson): Harmonica survey;
Photograph of Carson performing at festival in Vicksburg; Correspondence:

Letter [undated]
Letter November 29, 1988 (copy)
Letter December 4, 1988
Letter 5, 1989 (copy)

Folder 12: Chromatic Harp: Four articles on playing the chromatic harp:
"The Chicago Style," "Using Choice Notes," "Chord Shapes," and
"Adding the Slide" (photocopies)

Folder 13: William Clarke: Harmonica survey; Correspondence:

Letter July 19, 1989
Letter July 31, 1989 (copy)
Letter August 3, 1989
Letter August 21, 1989 (copy)
Letter November 3, 1989
Letter January 16, 1990 (copy)

Folder 14: Willie Cobbs: American Harmonica Newsletter , September 1991 -
profile on Cobbs

Folder 15: Steve Cohen: Harmonica survey

Folder 16: Wallace "Wally" Coleman: Harmonica survey; Correspondence:

Letter March 1, 1988 (copy)
Letter "Ode to the 'Unknown Harp Blower'" October 1989
Letter July 25, 1990 (copy)

Folder 17: James Cotton: Living Blues 76 interview (copy); Mississippi Saxophone
1/6 (1992) interview (copy)

Folder 18: Jed Davenport: cross-reference form to Juke Blues #9 and #10 (1987)

Folder 19: Paul deLay: Harmonica survey; Article "Paul deLay: Groovin' in Limbo"
Blues Access 1991 (copy); Letter November 13, 1987 (copy)

Folder 20: Christian Dozler - Wien, Austria: Harmonica survey; Correspondence:

Letter November 10, 1986
Letter January 14, 1987 (copy)

Folder 21: Rick Estrin: Harmonica survey

Folder 22: Laurence Ferguson: Harmonica survey

Folder 23: J.M. FitzGibbon: Harmonica survey; Letter January 12, 1990 (copy)

Folder 24: Manny Foglio: Letter to Liniger March 11, 1988

Folder 25: "Fox Chase": Article Eric Thacker, "Chasing the Fox Chase" Jazz 4/8

Folder 26: Paulo Ganz: Harmonica survey; Photographs of Walter Liniger, Paulo
Ganz, and Son Thomas (4 items, one autographed by Ganz); Correspondence:

Letter November 1988 (copy)
Letter December 6, 1988
Fax [undated] (3 pages)
Fax [undated]
Letter January 28, 1989
Letter February 7, 1989 (copy)
Letter February 10, 1989 (copy)
Letter March 1, 1989 (copy)
Letter March 14, 1989
Letter May 8, 1989 (copy) with attached remarks by Walter Liniger titled
"Blowin' the Blues" May 1989
Letter June 20, 1989
Letter July 5, 1989 (copy)

Folder 27: Jon Gindick: Harmonica survey;
The Natural Blues and Country Western Harmonica: A Beginner's Guide
by Jon Gindick, Cross Harp Press, 1986;
"Cross Harp News" 1/1, 1/2, 1/4 (4 copies), 1/5, 1/6; Instructional handout
titled "4 Positions of Blues, Jazz and Country Harmonica" by Jon Gindick
(2 pages); Correspondence:

Letter September 30, 1987 (copy)
Letter [undated]
Letter June 10, 1988
Letter [undated] with attachments on harmonica playing technique
(4 pages)
Letter [undated]

Folder 28: Ralph Grottian: Harmonica survey; Brochure, "Blue Stew: ready to serve"
(auf Deutsche), re: the performing duo of Roland Korn and Ralf Grottian;
Brochure, "Blues Express: Finest Rhythm 'n Blues" (in German), re:
information on Blues Express band; Letter December 10, 1986 (copy)

Folder 29: Adam Gussow: Harmonica survey; Photocopy of Gussow's personal
business card; Flyer of performance announcement for Satan and Adam,
BluesStage, New York, December 2, ?; Article: Adam Gussow, "The
Color of Blues," Boston Review , June 1990, pp. 5-6, 21-22; Correspondence:

Letter February 19, 1988 (copy)
Letter April 5, 1988 (copy)
Letter April 8, 1988
Letter April 18, 1988 (copy)
Letter October 19, 1988
Letter October 24, 1988 (copy)
Letter March 1, 1990 + attachment (3 pages)
Letter March 12, 1990 (copy)
Letter May 31, 1990 (copy)
Letter July 18, 1991

Folder 30: "Icepick" James Harman: Harmonica survey; 45 RPM of the James
Harmon Band, This Band Just Won't Behave Ice Pick Records 001 [1981];
45 RPM of the James Harmon Band, self-titled single; Mississippi Saxophone
2/12 (1993); News release, re: "The 'Harmonica Man' Endorses Hohner
Harmonicas" September 15, 1993 + attached press photo of Mark LaVoie;
Photographs of harmonica amplifiers taken by James Harman (21 items);
Letter November 12, 1987 (copy); Letter [undated]

Folder 31: Harmonica Hospital / Harmonica Horizons / James McKenzie: Harmonica
survey; "Harmonica Hospital Newsletter" 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 (1989); Fiction
titled "My Trip to the Harmonica Hospital" by McKenzie (1989);
"Harmonica Horizons" 1990, issues 5, 6, and 7; Letter September 27, 1989
(copy); Letter October 17, 1989 (copy)

Folder 32: Harmonica Information Publication : Harmonica Information Publication
Issue 1, 1992; Issue 2, 1992; Issue 4, 1994; Photocopies of "DeFord Bailey"
and "The Auto Valve Harp" from Issue 1 and "The Hohner 365" from
issue 2

Folder 33: Patrick Hazell: Harmonica survey; Articles: Bart Haynes, "Rebirth of blues,
say upbeat Iowans" and "One-man blues band 'a legend' in Iowa music"
Sunday Register Des Moines, Iowa, November 26, 1989 (photocopy);
Brochure: "Blue Rhythm Recordings Presents the Music of Patrick Hazell";
Promotional poster for Patrick Hazell by Blue Rhythm Records; Promotional
poster titled "Blue Rhythm Records Recording Artist Patrick Hazell"; Letter
January 16, 1991 + attached business card

Folder 34: Hohner, Inc.: "Easy Reeding" volume 4 (1986), includes the news release,
"'Ole Miss' Features Exhibit of Blues Harp Players"; Article: "Harmonica
Special" Solo Blues 11 (in Spanish) (copy); News release, February 15, 1989,
re: "Hohner and the San Francisco Blues Festival Present the Ninth Annual
Battle of the Harmonicas"; Letter from Dan Elyea to Hohner, Inc., May 11,
1987

Folder 35: Mark Hummel: Harmonica survey; Biographical sheets (3 pages); Letter
September 8, 1987 (copy); Letter October 23, 1987 (copy)

Folder 36: Lauren Humpage: Harmonica survey

BOX 3, I-Z:
Folder 37: Sante Isopo, Jr.: Harmonica survey

Folder 38: Larry "Rockin' Jake" Jacobs: Letter August 31, 1987 (copy)

Folder 39: Spencer Jarrett: Harmonica survey

Folder 40: Ebeneezer A. John II: Correspondence:

Letter December 4, 1986 (copy)
Letter February 27, 1987
Letter March 5, 1987 (copy)
Letter February 22, 1988
Letter March 1, 1988 (copy)
Letter March 7, 1988
Letter April 5, 1988 (copy)
Letter January 22, 1989
Letter January 25, 1990 (copy)

Folder 41: Siegfried Karcher: Harmonica survey; Letter June 17, 1987 (copy);
Letter March 11, 1988

Folder 42: Kevin's Harps: Holiday Catalog 1993 and Spring/Summer Catalog 1994 --
these catalogs include several articles on harmonica performance and
performers

Folder 43: Klaus "Mojo" Kilian: Harmonica survey; Correspondence:

Letter November 3, 1986 (99% German)
Letter [undated] + Promotional brochure for the Matchbox Bluesband and
bumper sticker
Letter [undated]
Letter December 12, 1988 (copy)
Letter July 20, 1989 (in German) (copy)
Letter October 7, 1989 (98% German)

Folder 44: Howard Levy: Harmonica survey + biographical/discographal information
(3 pages); Correspondence:

Letter August 22, 1986
Letter October 1, 1986 (copy)
Letter September 30, 1987 (copy)
Letter January 14, 1988

Folder 45: Michael Licht: Article -- "America's Harp" Folklife Center News VII/3, 1984

Folder 46: Lars-Luis Linek: Harmonica survey; Letter January 6, 1987 (copy);
Letter January 30, 1988

Folder 47: Little Walter: Article -- Richard Hunter, "An Appreciation of Little
Walter" Journal of Jazz Studies [?] (copy); "You're so Fine" Harmonica
transcription (copy)

Folder 48: Tony Lloyd: Harmonica survey; Correspondence:

Letter October 2, 1988
Letter October 16, 1988 (copy)
Letter January 30, 1989
Letter February 15, 1989 (copy)
Letter February 21, 1989
Postcard April? 14, 1989

Folder 49: Jerry McCain: Article -- Marc Ryan, "Jerry McCain 'Tuff Enuff' Since
1953 Debut," Blues Access , Summer 1990 (copy)

Folder 50: David Michelsen: Harmonica survey + attached letter April 13, 1987;
Information packet titled "Harp Start Press Release" (5 pages) (copy);
Information sheet on the Harmonica Project directed to Michelsen;
Photographs of the Harp Start program (4 items); Correspondence:

Letter June 10, 1987 (copy)
Letter [undated] ("Thank you for you letter of the 9th.")
Letter June 16, 1987
Letter June 25, 1987 (copy)
Letter July 3, 1987
Letter July 22, 1987 (copy)
Letter July 31, 1987
Letter August 13, 1987 (copy)
Letter August 18, 1987
Letter September 10, 1987 (copy)
Letter September 14, 1987 ("Thank you for your letter of the 10th.")
Letter September 14, 1987 ("How are you?")
Letter September 29, 1987 (copy)
Letter October 5, 1987
Letter October 29, 1987 (copy)
Letter November 20, 1987
Letter December 16, 1987
Letter January 14, 1988 (copy) + attachment
Letter [undated] ("Thank you for your letter. The school itself has
closed. .")
Letter January 9, 1988 (copy)
Letter January 21, 1988
Letter March 9, 1988 (copy)
Letter March 18, 1988
Letter December 14, 1988 (copy)
Letter [undated] ("It has been a while since I wrote.")
Postcard December 4, 1989

Folder 51: Miscellaneous: Article - Michael Licht, "America's Harp" Folklife Center
News
VII/3 (1984) (copy); Article - "Diatonic Harp as Rhythm Guitar" HIP
Number 1 (copy); Article -- Charlie Williams, "Harmonica Roots" Baltimore
Blues Society, July 1988 (copy); Article -- Boris Penth, "Harmonie in aller
Munde" Die Zeit 1989 (copy); Correspondence:

Letter from John T. Wark to Walter Liniger July 13, 1990; reply:
August 15, 1990 (copy)
Letter [undated] from Boogie Bob Pitz to Walter Liniger; reply:
August 7, 1990 (copy)
Letter from Jon Miles to R. Daly, February 2, 1993 (copy) + attachment,
re: "Discography of Third Position Blues Harp" by Bob Shatkin

Folder 52: Pat Missin: Harmonica survey + attachment of publication list; Article --
Rory Cameron and Pat Missin, "Mouth Harp Blues: An Interview with Kim
Wilson" Harp World International , June 1987 (2 pages) (copy); Essay +
transcriptions, re: "Daddy Stovepipe and Stovepipe No. 1" (3 pages); Article:
"Pitch Control in Harmonica Playing" Acoustics Australia 15/3 (copy);
Essay: "The Bluesman's Favorite Harps" 1990; Essay: "Mockin' the Trains"
1990; Essay: "The Harmonica Style of Herbert Leonard" 1990; Essay:
"Traditional Examples of the Basic Positions" 1990 (4 pages); Article:
"Pre-war Blues Harp Greats: Daddy Stovepipe" Harmonica World , August
1990; Article: "Pre-war Blues Harp Greats: DeFord Bailey" Harmonica World
, October 1990; Essay: "A Compendium of Mouth and Tongue
Techniques for Blues Harmonica" 1990 (11 pages); Correspondence:

Letter May 20, 1989
Letter June 2, 1989 (copy)
Letter June 14, 1989
Letter August 1, 1989 (copy)
Letter October 25, 1989 (copy)
Letter October [?] 1989 + attachments (4 pages)
Letter February 13, 1990
Letter February 23, 1990 (copy)
Letter March 4, 1990
Letter March 20, 1990 (copy)
Letter April 18, 1990 (copy)
Letter December 10, 1990
Letter January 10, 1991 (copy)
Letter February 9, 1991
Letter June 30, 1991
Letter September 4, 1991
Letter December 5, 1991
Letter March 13, 1992
Letter April 15, 1992

Folder 53: MississippiSaxophone : I/6 (1992), II/7 (1992) (2 copies), II/8 (1993),
II/9 (1993), II/10 (1993), II/11 (1993)

Folder 54: Charlie Musselwhite: Harmonica survey + biographical attachment (5 items);
Article: "Charlie Musselwhite Interview" Richmond Blues Society
Newsletter
, June 1989; Article: "Musselwhite brings blues to Oxford"
The Daily Mississippian , March 22, 1989 (copy); Article: Janice Laffoon,
"An Interview with Charlie Musselwhite" Nightflying , July 20 -- August 17,
1989; Article: T.E. Mattox, "Blues with an Attitude: Memphis Charlie was
Born to Blow" Blues Access , Summer 1990 (copy); Article: David
Michelsen, "Charlie Musselwhite -- A Living Blues Legend" Blueprint 22
(1990) (copy); Article: Charlie Williams, "Charlie Musselwhite"
Baltimore Blues Society, April [?], re: interview; Correspondence:

Letter September 10, 1987 (copy)
Letter [undated]
Postcard January 14, 1988
Letter February 1, 1988 (copy)
Letter February 5, 1988
Letter February 9, 1988 (copy)
Postcard February 15, 1988
Letter September 4, 1990 (copy)
Postcard [August? 27, 1998?]

Folder 55: Rod Piazza: Article -- "Interview with Rod Piazza" MississippiSaxophone I/6
1992 (copy); Article -- 'Juke Joint' Johnny, "Blues Notes"
American Harmonica Newsletter , November 1992 (copy)

Folder 56: Jon Popper: Interview titled "John Popper" HIP , Number 2 (copy)

Folder 57: Jerry Portnoy: Article -- Charlie Williams, "Interview with Jerry Portnoy"
Baltimore Blues Society , October 1988 (copy)

Folder 58: Pat Powers: Harmonica survey + attachment of two business cards

Folder 59: Gary Primich: Harmonica survey (2 separate copies with slightly different
answers); Photo b/w; Promotional material for The Mannish Boys (7 items)

Folder 60: Yoko Sato: Letter June 29, 1989; Letter July 19, 1989 (copy)

Folder 61: Charlie Sayles: Article -- Larry Benicewicz, "Charlie Sayles: Still Payin'
the Dues" BBS Newsletter , January 1992 (copy)

Folder 62: Mickey Seretny: Harmonica survey + business card; Letter [undated]

Folder 63: Bob Shatkin: Harmonica survey; Information sheets for "The 'Devil's Toy'
Project" (4 pages); Form letter [undated], re: "4th Position"; Correspondence:

January 27, 1988 February 8, 1988 (copy)
February 16, 1988 February 25, 1988 (copy)
February/March? 1988 April 20, 1988 (copy)
April 25, 1988 May 11, 1988 (copy)
May 17, 1988 [n.d.] Sorry to hear about this frightening ...
December 13, 1988 (copy) December 17, 1988
January 5, 1989 (copy) [n.d.] I was just about to put the finishing...
January 12, 1989 February 21, 1989 (copy)
February 24, 1989 March 5, 1989 (copy)
March 7, 1989 (copy) March 9, 1989
March 21, 1989 (copy) March 24, [1989?]
May 4, 1989 (copy) May 15, 1989
May 27, 1989 July 20, 1989 (copy)
June 26-28, 1989 July 23, 1989
August 21, 1989 (copy) August 22, 1989 (copy)
August 24, 1989 September 5, 1989 (copy)
September 10, 1989 September 22, 1989
September 27, 1989 (copy) October 3-4, 1989
October 16, 1989 (copy) October 19, 1989
October 24, 1989 October 26, 1989 (copy)
October 30, 1989 January 18, 1990 (copy)
January 24, 1990 February 6, 1990
February 20, 1990 (copy) February 23, 1990
March 2, 1990 (copy) March 20, 1990 (copy)
March 27, 1990 March 28, 1990
April 2, 1990 (copy) [n.d.] When I address you as. .
April 9, 1990 April 11, 1990 (copy)
April 20, 1990 April 23, 1990
July 4, 1990 July 18, 1990 (copy)
July 20, 1990 July 31, 1990 (copy)
December 7, 1990 August 7, 1990
January 16, 1991 June 17, 1991

Folder 64: Richard Shilling: Harmonica survey

Folder 65: Stephen Cole Smithson: Harmonica survey; Letter July 30, 1986; Letter
October 2, 1986

Folder 66: Sugar Blue: Article - Hanno Holzheuser, "Sugar Blue" Blues Forum 10/2
1983 (in German) (copy); Article - "The Bittersweet Sound of Sugar Blue"
Chicago Jazz & Blues News 1988 (copy)


Folder 67: Helge Tellqvist: Harmonica survey; Photocopies of photographs of Polish?
blues band; Correspondence:

Letter October 1, 1986 (copy)
Letter 1988
Letter December 12, 1988 (copy)

Folder 68: Greg "Fingers" Taylor: Harmonica survey; Hohner "The Harmonica Artists
Calendar" 1987; Letter October 1, 1986 (copy); Letter January 14, 1987
(copy)

Folder 69: Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton: Letter to Kristine White, April 8, 1965
(copy)

Folder 70: Robert Ian Watson: Harmonica survey

Folder 71: Slawomir Wierzcholski: Harmonica survey; Correspondence:

Letter August 3, 1988
October 16, 1988 (copy)
Letter November 2, 1988
Letter December 2, 1988 (copy)
Letter March 6, 1989
Letter April 10, 1989 (copy)
Letter June 5, 1989
Letter July 25, 1989 (copy)
Letter February 12, 1990
Letter February 23, 1990 (copy) + attachment of Rock 'n' Roll 1990
(in Polish)
Letter November 19, 1990
Letter December 17, 1990 (copy)
Letter April 9, 1992

Folder 72: George "Bullet" Williams: Article -- "George 'Bullet' Williams" HIP 2

Folder 73: Kenneth Williams: Correspondence:

Letter October 29, 1987
Letter November 5, 1987 (copy)
Letter December 17, 1990

Folder 74: John Lee (Sonny Boy) Williamson: Informational packet, re: "Dedication
Ceremony of a Tennessee Historical Marker Commemorating John Lee
'Sonny Boy' Williamson" (4 pages); Article -- Mary S. Reed, "He lived and
died the blues: Jackson's Sonny Boy took his music to the top" The Jackson Sun ,
November 12, 1989 (2 pages); Correspondence:

Letter February 26, 1990 (copy) + attachments of clippings (4 pages)
Letter May 1, 1990
Letter May 7, 1990 (copy)
Letter May 18, 1990 + attachment of news clipping
Letter July 12, 1990 + attachments of clippings (12 pages)
Letter July 16, 1990 (copy)
Letter December 7, 1990 (copy)

Folder 75: Aleck "Sonny Boy" Williamson: Transcription of "Another Man Done
Gone" written in harmonica "tablature" (in Italian)

Folder 76: Kim Wilson: Article -- Charlie Williams, "Interview with Kim Wilson"
Baltimore Blues Society Newsletter , February 1990; Article -- Charlie
Williams, "Interview with Kim Wilson Part II" Baltimore Blues Society Newsletter
, March 1990

Folder 77: John T. Wilson: Letter from Wilson to David Michelsen [undated]

Folder 78: Vicente Prenafeta Zúmel: Harmonica survey; Photographs, various (9 items);
Informational packet, re: music theory and harmonica playing (in Spanish);
Essay - Vicente Prenafeta Zúmel, "Cross-Harp: problemas en Quarta
Posición" 1989; Promotional packet for Harmonica Zumel Blues Band;
Informational packet of news clippings for Harmonica Zumel Blues Band;
Correspondence:

Letter October 22, 1986
Letter November 6, 1986 (copy)
Letter December 1, 1988
Letter December 14, 1988 (copy)
Letter May 15, 1989
Letter June 13, 1989 (copy)
Letter 15, 1990 (copy)

BOX 4 (Incense):
This box, rather strangely, contains incense. There is no indication
what this has to do with the Harmonica Project. The box contains 4 items:

Holy Spirit Bath Oil (1 bottle)
Spiritual Incense (1 can)
Incense Candles (1 box)
Purple Incense (1 can)

BOX 5 (Display Box):
Display board with 8" x 10" poster of Aleck Miller "Sonny Boy"
Williamson and his King Biscuit Time band; Display labels for the projects;
Sonny Boy White Corn Meal 10 pound bag (empty); Sonny Boy White Corn Meal 2 pound bag (empty); Match books -- Theresa's Lounge, Chicago (2 items); Match book -- Buddy Guy's Legends; "Heroes of the Blues" trading
cards by R. Crumb; "Electrified! Blues Legends" trading cards by Timothy
Truman and Michael H. Price; Hohner Harmonica cases -- "Blues Harp"
blue plastic case, "Marine Band" cardboard case (2 items), "Lieblinge"
cardboard case; Harmonicas:

     Hohner "Marine Band" B-flat; this harmonica is thought to have belonged
     to Aleck Miller "Sonny Boy" Williamson
     Kay³ "Chicago Blues" C-natural
     Hohner "64 Chromonica" Chromatic
     Hohner, toy harmonica, 4-hole, measures 1-inch in length

CASSETTE LIST: These cassettes were submitted, along with survey questionnaires,
by participants in the Harmonica Project.

Pepe Ahlquist and Kalle Jämsen (dub)
Pepe Ahlquist - Chicago Overcoat - Eyesight to the Blind
Steve Baker (dub)
Steve Baker - The Harp Handbook
Blues Harmonica - (6 tapes)
Calvin Carson (dub)
William Clarke (dub)
Wallace "Wally" Coleman recorded in 1987 (dub)
Wallace "Wally" Coleman recorded in 1987 (dub) tape 2
Paolo Ganz - "Blowin' the Blues" 1989 (dub)
Paolo Ganz - Metodo per Armonica Blues
Paolo Ganz - Armonica & Voce
Jon Gindick - The Natural Blues and Country Western Harmonica
Jon Gindick - The 4 Positions of Blues, Country, & Jazz
Adam Gussow & Satan - N.Y.C. Subway 14 Feb 86 (dub)
Adam Gussow & Satan - N.Y.C. Subway 14 Feb 86 (dub) tape 2
Adam Gussow & Satan - July 1987 (dub)
Adam Gussow & Satan (dub)
"Harmonica" Zumel Blues Band plus Memphis Slim - Live in la Carpa
Zaragoza, Spain - October 8, 1986 (dub)
Patrick Hazell - Live
Patrick Hazell - Band Music (3 volumes)
Patrick Hazell - The New Cool
Mark Hummel - Lonely Nights
Siegfried Karcher - Live at Kehl [?] 31 Jan 1987 (dub)
Lars-Luis Linek - Mundharmonika (dub)
Juke Logan - Juke Logan 1987
Matchbox Blues Band - Live 2/86 (dub)
David Michelsen 1/7/1986 (dub)
David Michelsen & Sue Bradley - Harmonica and Didgeridoo Demo (dub)
July 1987
Nocna Zmiana Blues - The Best of the Blues Nightshift
Lee Oskar - Interview
Tony Lloyd & the Rhythm Section - Native X (dub)
Yoko Sato (dub)
Charlie Sayles - The Raw Harmonica Blues of Charlie Sayles 1976 (dub)
Bob Shatkin 2/17/88 (dub)
Bob Shatkin - Rarities & Oddities (dub) [tape missing]
Bob Shatkin - 1/27 and 2/17/1980 (dub)
Bob Shatkin - A Blues Memoir 3/88 (dub)
Kenneth Williams April 1989 (dub)
Kenneth Williams (dub) [undated]
Sonny Boy Williamson 1937-38 (dub)
Sonny Boy Williamson 1938-40 (dub)
Sonny Boy Williamson 1940-43 (dub)
Sonny Boy Williamson 1944-47 (dub)
Steve Harvell - "Bluz Harp" (dub)
Brooklyn Slim - Nothin' But the Blues 1992
Brooklyn Slim - Live 1992
Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore - Blues Harp Muchisimos 1992
Big George and TC Knights - Serious Bidness
"Earring" George Mayweather - Whup It! Whup It!
Steve Harvell (dub)
Clyde Roulette 1991 (dub)
Elektra Nonsuch American Explorer Series 1991
John Campbell - Howlin Mercy
Raymond Blakes & the Housecats - Live at Enochs (dub)