Well there was such a nice response to my Harry Manx enthusiasms in the last post I am adding a little more, for those who like the material.
The first thing here is a link to a great song called Can’t be Satisfied. The studio versions aren’t so interesting but the live performances with Steve Marriner on harmonica are just great.
The one I like best is on the CD Harry Manx & Friends live at the Glenn Gould Studio. I can’t seem to find that on the net though so I have linked here another live performance.
I do believe the harmonica guy is channeling raw Eros and I love the expressive physicality of the performance. It’s great too that he is built like a baseball player – Dionysus wasn’t exactly ripped himself. Now for those of you who may think passionate playing of a harmonica might be like some other thing, your glamorous aunt may need to have a chat with you first, starting with beards.
If you do listen to this clip enjoy the hockey joke, very Canadian.
Harry Manx is a great exponent of Indian music, famous for his blues ragas.
Here is a link to my favourite Harry Manx East West piece which has an interlude of Indian “percussive” singing in it which seems equivalent to jazz scat singing – but in a whole other dimension to anything I’ve heard in the West. Enough to blast your socks off 🙂 imao.
It’s called At the Point of Purchase. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuQTGv-aMFg
Yeah you’re out looking for some real dignity
In all the wrong places that you don’t want to be
At the point of purchase heavens above
All you really need is just a little more love