There's some mighty fine mouth harp work on this 1929 recording from Obed Pickard, the patriach of a folk music family that was instrumental in spreading folk and country music to urban areas like Detroit and Chicago. "Dad" Pickard was one of the original Grand Ol' Opry performers and renowned for his ability to play multiple instruments at the same time. A warning: You might not want to play this song in a public place -- the good-time melody and joyously springy sound of the mouth harp are liable to start a hoedown. -- D.M.
Daily Download: "Sally Goodin," Obed Pickard
A folk music patriarch shows off his mouth harp skills.
By Salon Staff
Published January 18, 2007 8:01AM (EST)
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