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Chris CMay 28, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
I saw The Counterfeitersat the local hall tonight. An excellent film. It had great chrom playing all though it. Hugo Díaz from Argentina. Very expressive and impressive playing. I really enjoy watching good movies with good harp in it. Two of my favourite things. What other films would people recommend?
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Little Big Man has some nice stuff. My Name Is Earl has some very effective and simple harp in it.
Toots Thielemans' Midnight Cowboy has got to be in my top three. 'Once Upon A Time In The West' is good to play along to, as long as you're not in the cinema!
Check out Matewan, by John Sayles; gresat harp playing by Phil Wiggins
I just watched The Last Waltz (Scorsese directed) as per my stepdad's recommendations and not to mention just being a kick @$$ who's who of rock legends, Its got some Paul Butterfield on it.. Muddy Waters as well. Awesome movie.. Tho is it just me or does it seem like Joni Mitchell needs to put the cookoo back in the clock?
What was the movie about Little Walter?
Crossroads is pretty awsome, it is a play on the Robert Johnson story. Cadilac Records has a lot of great blues, and is based on the Chess Records label that fueled the chicado blues recording sceene in the the 50s and on. it has characters like Little Walter, Koko Taylor, and Muddy Waters. The kid from Free Willy plays some harp in a short sceene too.
'Bringing Out the Dead' - one of my favorite movies. (Scorsese/Goodman/Cage/...)
One of the reasons for me to pick up harping again! If you have a chance to rent the movie, have your Bb harp ready!
The harp on Bringing Out the Dead is Van Morrison/Them (T.B. Sheets).
There's a rather violent japanese gangster movie by Takeshi Miike called "Blues Harp" which is about a barman who plays blues harmonica and gets sucked into the world of drug dealing. Worth a watch if you can track it down.
Not a harmonica, but just good music. "Oh brother where art thou?" I love the movie and sounds in it. One of the caracters is a Black guitar player who sold his soul to the Devil. Sounds familiar? :)
Thanks some good stuff to track down. Keep them coming.
I watched junkyard blues on TCM the other night, olenty harp by Paul Butterfield
"the jerk" with steve martin. i think it is cephas and wiggins playing during the movie and they got cameos at the beginning and ending.
taj mahal plays harp in "old yeller", i think. one of those family movies with a dog in it.
and of course, "windtalker" with christian slater wailing on a harp duet with one of the navajo code men playing flute.
BBC harmonica documentary - Tin sandwich anyone?
Once upon a time in the west :)
Watch the movie "Into The Wild". It has good harmonica by Charlie Musselwhite.
This might be cheating, but the Internet Movie Data Base website can list movies with Harmonicas. http://www.imdb.com/keyword/harmonica-player/
It's not exhaustive and it doesn't say if the harmonica parts were good or bad.It even list some Harmonica Players such as Tommy Morgan:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0605064/
For what it worth...
Shawn "HarpMan" FreemanVirginia Beach, Va
@ steve c
into the wild is a great great movie. based on a true story too. i have the book as well. the book is cool cause it shows a map over his travel an how where the bus was, civilation was like only a mile away or something like that. kinda sucks for him though.