Hello Harmonica Lovers!
One of my readers liked the earlier post I wrote on Magic Dick the famous harmonica player but it was a short post so some more memories of the past and the present on what Magic Dick is up to these days he’s still performing at the age of 70 but with who? I’ll tell you who at the end of my content if you keep reading. Magic Dick was famous for playing harmonica in the J. Geils band in the 60’s when “Magic Dick” Richard Salwitz was 8 yrs. old he knew that music would be one of his primary interest along with physics and painting. His first instrument was the Trumpet like myself that is what instrument I started with also. In his sophomore year at college he transitioned to the harmonica which he is so famous for then and now. He met the J. Geils band in 1968 at college in 1970 the band recorded it’s first album for Atlantic Records and then toured a lot allowing Magic Dick to jam with harmonica blues greats like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and James Cotton as the J. Geils band performed for 15yrs with a high energy Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll show they had a sound that set them apart because of the distinctive & innovating harmonica playing of Magic Dick. After the J. Geils Band magic Dick performed as a guest harmonica soloist for Debbie Harri,Patty Smith, Full Circle and the Del Fuegos among others. In the 90’s Magic Dick joined up with members of the J. Geils Band to form the Band Bluestime clickHere..they recorded albums and toured. Magic Dicks experimenting & searching for new ways and sound to play the harmonica with other music than just blues this led him to the quality & flexibility on the harmonica which helped in the development of the harmonica being played with all kinds of music. Here’s a memory of the past “Whammer Jammer” 1990’s video!
I said earlier in my post that I would tell you who Magic Dick is playing with at age 70. Here’s a video of Magic Dick and New Guitar Vocal sensation “Shun Ng”performing a James Brown song “Pappa’s gotta a brand new Bag”!
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