For a BIG job you need a BIG harp!
Bob Howe at Molloy’s Pub, Dun Laoghaire, 1996 (photo by Karen Versace)
Looking for a diatonic harmonica player who can play straight or blues in any key?
Looking for a harp player who can do your overdub session…across the internet?
Recording a jingle and need a mouth-harpist who can read and write music?
You need . . . Howlin’ Bob Howe . . .who also plays Electric, Acoustic and Slide guitars, bass, mandolin, and sings!
Bob Howe on harp – jamming with The Amazing Rhythm Aces at the Hohner Harmonica Championship, Tamworth, January 2000
Bob with Sonny Terry, backstage at the Sydney Town Hall, March 1976 (Photo by Violette Hamilton)
COLOUR MY WORLD
When Petula Clark released this song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent in 1966, her record subtly included the raga-inspired sounds of the early psychedelic era. The backing for this harmonica and harmony guitar instrumental emphasises that effect. Groovy man! CANDY MAN
Meeting Roy Orbison in 1976 and then seeing his concert at The Sydney Opera House was a huge thrill. A gentle man and a true legend, this is my tribute to him and to Charlie McCoy who played harmonica on the original recording.
You can hear Bob play harp on:-
- Wayne Law’s album Small Town Dreamer (Massive 7320452)
- Train from Graeme Connors ‘Live’ video
- Tracey’s Been Crying Again by Rayma Sutton (as seen on CMT)
- Where Do Old Cowboys Go? and others from Allan Caswell’s Story of My Life
- I Ain’t Gonna Hop, Pop! from Don Spencer’s Let’s Have Fun
- Margaret and Joe and others from Pat Drummond’s Tales From The Local Rag
- More Bad Weather from Greg Champion’s Champs
- Souths Can Stand Alone by Allan Caswell from “The Glory of South Sydney”
- and many, many more…..