Brian Calway

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 104:

I lived with Sam [Myers] for two years and took a lot of lessons from him and asked a lot of questions about his [harmonica] playing. He started playing trumpet when he was really young, and I think that helped develop his harmonica playing style in a lot of ways. His phrasing, his note selection, and the fact that he doesn't use a lot of vibrato like a lot of harmonica players do. He'll use what's commonly referred to by harmonica players as a flutter, which is a shaking of the head back and forth to make two notes move. A vibrato is done by a shaking of the hands instead of the head. …   more >>

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Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 104. accessed: 25 June, 2024


Brian Calway
blues musician

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Blues harmonica performed by Rice Miller, Sonny Boy Williamson, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Sam Myers

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Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 11:41:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:33:53 +0100