Cream At Madison Square Garden
I went to see Cream. The tickets were $359 each. I think it just might have been worth it.

Jack Bruce played harp on a couple of tunes. I converted Rollin n Tumblin to mp3. I included Tales of Brave Ulysses and a video of Sunshine of my Love. Jack did not spend the last 37 years perfecting his harmonica playing. He did not do well on harp. His singing was great, though. In most ways the band played better together than they did on the live Cream album. Ginger Baker has only grown as a drummer. I never really enjoyed drum solos before. Clapton is often criticized as being too controlled, but he was relaxed and really supported the group well. He took the chance and his guitar reached for heaven.

Check out the files. They're not very good. My little $35 gadget let me down this time.

Cream: Tales of Brave Ulysses
(3.5 megs)

Cream: Rollin n Tumblin mp3 (5.8 megs)

Cream: Sunshine of My Love video (20.5 megs) The video is very bad, but the sound is OK.

I saw Clapton at MSG on his blues tour and once before that, but this was by far the best large venue show that I've ever seen. 

 

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I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.


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The JT30 Page Popular links

I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into JT30.com in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles


Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old Harpamps.com website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.


Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

Harp-L Archives 1992 to 2002


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Harp Frequently Asked Questions