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Recommended
Diatonic Harmonicas

Hohner 1896/20 Marine Band Harmonica Key of C
Hohner Marine Band
Harmonica;
Keys G-F#

$29.99

Hohner 1896/20 Marine Band Harmonica, Low and High Pitches Key of G High pitch
Hohner 1896/20 Marine Band Harmonica, Low and High Pitches;
Low D-F# & High G

$29.99

Hohner 365 Steve Baker Special Harmonica Key of C
Hohner 365 Steve Baker Special Harmonica; Keys A-C
$54.99 - $59.99

Hohner Blues Harp MS Harmonica Key of C
Hohner 532/20 Blues Harp Harmonica; Keys G-F#
$31.95

Hohner 542/20 Golden Melody Harmonica Pack with Case and Belt
Hohner 542/20 Blues Harp Harmonica Pack
with Case and Belt;
Keys G, A, B, C. D, E, F

$149.99

Hohner 532/20 Blues Harp Harmonica Pack with Case and Belt
Hohner 532/20 Blues Harp Harmonica Pack
with Case and Belt;
Keys G, A, B, C. D, E, F

$149.99

Hohner 54/64 Echo Harmonica
Hohner 54/64 Echo Harmonica; Keys C & G
$74.99


Jerry Murad and the Harmonicats

  • Jerry Murad (Born Jerry Muradian, Turkey; Died 11 May 1996, Liberty Township, Ohio)
  • Al Fiore (Born Al Fiorentino, 1923; Died 25 October 1996, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Don Les (Born Dominic Leshinski, 15 November 1914; Died 25 August 1994, Madison, Wisconsin)

Harmonicas Used:  Hohner Chromatics, Chord Harp, Bass Harp

 

    The Harmonicats are an American harmonica-based group.  Originally they were named The Harmonica Madcaps and the group consisted of Jerry Murad (chromatic lead harmonica), Bob Hadamik (bass harmonica), Pete Pedersen (chromatic), and Al Fiore, (chord harmonica). They reformed later as a trio with Jerry, Al, and bassist Don Les. Pete Pederson remained a contributor to the group throughout its existence, working on arrangements and occasionally recording. Their 1947 recording of "Peg O' My Heart" (Vitacoustic Records catalog number 1) brought them to public attention and sold over 1 million copies, reaching #1 on the Billboard magazine chart. They had only one other charted hit: "Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue," of which their version reached #22. "Peg O' My Heart" was referenced in the February 5, 2007 edition of the U.S. comic strip "Pickles."

    The Harmonicats continue to perform today, with the lineup of Mo Vint, Danny Wilson, and Michael Burton.

    The Harmonicats were the best known and emulated of the harmonica trios, where there was a lead player, a chord harmonica player, and a bass harmonica player.


Recommended
Chromatic Harmonicas and Gear

Hohner 980/40 Koch Chromatic Harmonica Key of C
Hohner 980/40 Koch Chromatic Harmonica;
Keys C & G

$79.99

Hohner 260/40 Chromonica Key of C
Hohner 260/40 Chromonica;
Key C

$109.98

Hohner 268/78 Double Bass-Extended Harmonica
Hohner 268/78 Double Bass-Extended Harmonica
$849.99

Shure SM58 Mic
Shure SM58 Mic
$99.99

Shure SM57 and SM58 Microphone Package
Shure SM57 and SM58 Microphone Package
$669.99

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12" Combo Amp
$699.99

Boss GT-8 Guitar Multi Effects Processor
Boss GT-8 Guitar Multi Effects Processor
$445.00

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