Peg O'my Heart & Other Harmonica Favourites

Borrah Minevitch & Jerry Murad

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD112

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Release Date:  01 June 1999

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988011227

Genres:  Easy Listening  

  • Description

    For better or worse, the world has seen only a handful of truly successful all-harmonica ensembles. Arguably, the best of this bunch was Borrah Minevitch & His Harmonica Rascals. From the late '20s through the '50s, Minevitch and a quintet of fellow harmonica powerhouses put Raymond Scott energy and Mickey Katz shtick into big band and pop tunes. It's hard not to feel blown away after hearing Borrah and his crew swing through "Chinatown, My Chinatown" or "Daybreak Express" on a handful of harps. Unfortunately, just as you can't keep a good man down, you can't keep a harmonica virtuoso in a band for too long; in the mid-'40s, some of Minevitch's finest left to form the archrival Harmonicats. A little later, even Johnny Puleo (the group's midget) went solo. Still, the instrumentals Minevitch made in his prime-perfectly remastered here and sounding as timeless and oddball as ever-have a jazz energy and vaudevillian humour nobody has been able to match. A few tunes from the laid-back Harmonicats are included, but the sound quality - and energy level - are no match for Borrah's best.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Carioca
      • 2. Chinatown, My Chinatown
      • 3. Daybreak Express
      • 4. Moonglow
      • 5. Nagasaki
      • 6. Bugle Call Rag
      • 7. Caprice Viennois
      • 8. On Treasure Island
      • 9. Limehouse Blues
      • 10. I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin/You Are My Lucky Star
      • 11. The Ghost Walk
      • 12. Deep River
      • 13. Liebestraum
      • 14. Hora Staccato
      • 15. La Violetera
      • 16. On The Loose
      • 17. Boots And Saddle
      • 18. The Music Goes 'Round And Around
      • 19. Peg O' My Heart - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
      • 20. Fantasy Impromptu - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
      • 21. Bye Bye Blues - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
      • 22. Willow Weep For Me - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats