Paul Oscher Playing Melodica with Muddy Waters

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    Lowboy
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    Hi Melodicans,

    I was watching some old performances of Muddy Waters’ band and low and behold there is Paul Oscher playing melodica with Waters in 1972. Go to 13:50 and about 18:30 on the video.

    Paul Oscher playing melodica

    Then on Paul’s website, he says:

    Q: Does any of your equipment date back to your time in Muddy’s band?

    A: Yes, I have a road case that was given to me by Muddy and it was bigger then my attaché case I’d been using for my harps. It’s 20in x14in x 9in. I might sell it if a get a big enough offer. I also have a guitar that was given to me by Muddy, but I’m not selling that anytime soon. I needed a bigger case to hold a Hohner 36 melodica and my harps and mic. Muddy liked that melodica — he called it a piano harp and I recorded with it through a Leslie speaker; it sounds just like a Hammond B3. By the way, I was the first to use melodica in the blues.

    Lowboy

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    Alan Brinton
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    What a great find! That’s probably a Hohner Piano 36, you think? The melodica sounds good, but there’s this Western Massachusetts guy who has significantly raised the blues melodica bar of late.

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