Harmonica Almanac – May 20

Jaybird Coleman

Jaybird Coleman

Blues singer, guitar and harmonica player Jaybird Coleman was born on this day in 1896. Coleman taught himself how to play the harmonica when he was twelve and after the First World War he became active in music, playing in jug bands and many Blues greats as well as recording several records.

Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart

Actor Jimmy Stewart started playing harmonica when he played a harmonica player in the movie “Pot O’ Gold”. He was taught by Jerry Adler and continued taking lessons after the film was completed. Stewart was born on this day in 1908.

That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!

I am the author of "The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica", which is still available on the internet in limited edition.

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