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Monday, June 13, 2011

The Harmonica Rascals

Sabre Dance
The Harmonica Rascals
Grand Prix Series K-177

Here is a relatively obscure Harmonica Rascals album. The Rascals were a group of harmonica players formed by Borrah Hinevitch in the 1920s that lasted into the 1950s. The group was a comedy/musical act (see video embedded below) and featured number of "little people" including Johnny Puleo (who, I think, is NOT pictured on this cover). Members also included Leo Diamond and Richard Hayman, both who went on to become even better know harmonica players.

The Rascals also made a number of motion picture shorts between 1932 and 1942.

I couldn't date this album. A guess would be late 50s. There is no indication on the cover who the members are in this version of the group.

1 comment:

  1. FABULOUS! Sabre Dance done on Harmonicas.....crazy!


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