Mickey Raphael Hand To Mouth Audiophile Version Alloy Gold UQCD
Mickey Raphael Hand To Mouth Audiophile Version Alloy Gold UQCD
Genre: Blues
Label: Top Music

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Mickey Raphael Hand To Mouth Audiophile Version Alloy Gold UQCD

Mickey Raphael

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SKU:
TMIGCD1079
UPC:
4893280010793
High Quality Performance Alloy Gold UQCD!

Born and raised in the Lone Star State of Texas (Dallas), Mickey Raphael's career as Willie Nelson's Harmonica player has spanned almost three decades. His intelligent playing style has become a hallmark of Nelson's crossover sound, earning him a large audience worldwide.

As a teenager, Raphael gravitated toward the Dallas folk music scene and fell under the spell of legendary harmonica great Don Brooks. "I went to this little coffee house one night and saw him playing and it just impressed me so much," Raphael recalls. "He had moved to New York and was kind of a legend around Dallas. He sat me down one night after a show and showed me this little lick that went all the way up and down the harmonica, just a little pattern. Right away I just jumped about twenty steps from the little I already knew about the harp."

Raphael eventually joined singer B.W. Stevenson's band. One of his most enthusiastic boosters was University of Texas Football coach Darrell Royal, a passionate fan of country music. One night in 1973, Royal invited Raphael to a post-game party in a Dallas hotel room and asked him to bring along his harps. The resulting informal jam session included Charley Pride and Willie Nelson, who passed around a guitar and took turns singing.

"I played a little with Willie and he asked me to come and sit in with him sometime. A while later he played a fireman's benefit in a high school gym somewhere outside of Dallas and I showed up there and played a little. Later, we were sitting there talking and he said, 'Why don't you come to New York with me in a couple of months - we're going to play Max's Kansas City.' So I went up there and played with Willie. He really wasn't touring that much then; it was still a couple of years before he left Texas again on real tours."

Raphael moved from Dallas to Austin, Nelson's home base, and began a crash course in country music. "When I joined Willie's band, I really didn't know anything about country music. I'd never really listened to it at all. I was a folk blues player. I just wanted to play in a country band and ride around in a bus."

Raphael credits blues great Paul Butterfield and rhythm and blues saxophone genius King Curtis as two of his biggest influences. "Charlie McCoy was the first harmonica player I really listened to in country music."

Raphael has played throughout the years with a variety of artists, ranging from Elton John, U2, and Motley Crue to Vince Gill, EmmyLou Harris, the Mavericks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Neil Young.

Features:
• High Quality Performance Alloy Gold CD!
• Ultra Quality Mastering
• Made in Austria

Selections:
1. Don't It Make You Wonder
2. Trude
3. If I Only Had A Brain / Somewhere Over the Rainbow
4. Blue Angel
5. 246 West 11th Street
6. Asia Minor
7. Mexico - Co
8. The Search
9. Breathless
10. All My Love Parts I & II
11. Gypsy
12. Hand To Mouth
Description
High Quality Performance Alloy Gold UQCD!

Born and raised in the Lone Star State of Texas (Dallas), Mickey Raphael's career as Willie Nelson's Harmonica player has spanned almost three decades. His intelligent playing style has become a hallmark of Nelson's crossover sound, earning him a large audience worldwide.

As a teenager, Raphael gravitated toward the Dallas folk music scene and fell under the spell of legendary harmonica great Don Brooks. "I went to this little coffee house one night and saw him playing and it just impressed me so much," Raphael recalls. "He had moved to New York and was kind of a legend around Dallas. He sat me down one night after a show and showed me this little lick that went all the way up and down the harmonica, just a little pattern. Right away I just jumped about twenty steps from the little I already knew about the harp."

Raphael eventually joined singer B.W. Stevenson's band. One of his most enthusiastic boosters was University of Texas Football coach Darrell Royal, a passionate fan of country music. One night in 1973, Royal invited Raphael to a post-game party in a Dallas hotel room and asked him to bring along his harps. The resulting informal jam session included Charley Pride and Willie Nelson, who passed around a guitar and took turns singing.

"I played a little with Willie and he asked me to come and sit in with him sometime. A while later he played a fireman's benefit in a high school gym somewhere outside of Dallas and I showed up there and played a little. Later, we were sitting there talking and he said, 'Why don't you come to New York with me in a couple of months - we're going to play Max's Kansas City.' So I went up there and played with Willie. He really wasn't touring that much then; it was still a couple of years before he left Texas again on real tours."

Raphael moved from Dallas to Austin, Nelson's home base, and began a crash course in country music. "When I joined Willie's band, I really didn't know anything about country music. I'd never really listened to it at all. I was a folk blues player. I just wanted to play in a country band and ride around in a bus."

Raphael credits blues great Paul Butterfield and rhythm and blues saxophone genius King Curtis as two of his biggest influences. "Charlie McCoy was the first harmonica player I really listened to in country music."

Raphael has played throughout the years with a variety of artists, ranging from Elton John, U2, and Motley Crue to Vince Gill, EmmyLou Harris, the Mavericks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Neil Young.

Features:
• High Quality Performance Alloy Gold CD!
• Ultra Quality Mastering
• Made in Austria

Selections:
1. Don't It Make You Wonder
2. Trude
3. If I Only Had A Brain / Somewhere Over the Rainbow
4. Blue Angel
5. 246 West 11th Street
6. Asia Minor
7. Mexico - Co
8. The Search
9. Breathless
10. All My Love Parts I & II
11. Gypsy
12. Hand To Mouth
Genre
Blues
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Mickey Raphael
Title
Hand To Mouth Audiophile Version
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-22-2014
Availability
Backordered
Format
CD
ISBN
Release Date
05-28-2014
ASSOC
C
Scratch & Dent
0
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