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Sam Hinton: Master of the Solo Diatonic Harmonica

Over 120 Songs and Stories on Two CDs Featuring Celtic, American, European Folk Melodies, Reels, Jigs, Double Jigs, Airs, Fiddle Tunes, Yiddish Melodies, Hymns, Hoedowns, and Hornpipes and more.

This wonderful 2-CD set, produced by George Winston and Adam Miller, amply illustrates Sam's innovative achievements on this staple instrument of folk music.

From his national debut on the Major Bowes radio show in 1937 to the studio tracks recorded in 2000 (at the age of 83!) Sam has enthralled audiences with his warmth and skill.

The stunning harmonica music on this CD set is unlike anything ever recorded by any other harmonica player.

The album includes extensive liner notes and can be ordered here.

Song List

Mississippi Sawyer
Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
The Downfall of Paris
Flop Eared Mule
By the Light of the Moon
Ukranian Hopak Melody
Rebbe Elimelech
Pseudoslavian Rhapsody
Ot Azoy Neyt A Schnayder
Off to California
Reedsdale Hornpipe
Pufferbillies Round
Skye Boat Song
Laird of Drumblair
The Ruins of Killmallock
The Glens of Mayo
Daniel O’Connell
The Glendy Burke
Farewell to Whiskey
Some Folks Do
Cloone Hornpipe
Hul’s Victory
Rickett’s Hornpipe
Harvest Home
The Eighth of January
Putty up the Nail Holes
Liverpool Hornpipe
Au Clair De La Lune
Bobby Shaftoe
Lonesome Train
Roll Her on the Rye Grass
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Whiskey You’re the Devil
Teetotaler’s Fancy
Beautiful River
Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
God be with You till We meet Again
German Folk Song Medley
Ach, Du Lieber Augustin
Bantry Bay
Turkey in the Straw
Irish Washerwoman
The Sidewalks of New York
Animal Fair
Ten Little Indians
Mr. Tunstall’s Hoedown
Haste to the Wedding
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Swanee River
The Eagle’s Whistle
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Texas Gales
Arkansas Traveler
Hog on the Mountain
Chicken Reel
Simple Gifts
Old Christmas
Christmas Eve
Freres Jacques Round
Yankee Doodle/Dixie
Twelfth Street Rag/Polly Wolly Doodle
La Paloma






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