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February 22, 2013

A harmonica in Carnegie Hall – The magnificent Buddy Greene will knock your socks off

Oh, jeez, I thought, another video from the irrepressible Joe Peach, who sends me tons of stuff in which I find, from time to time, irresistibly great jewels like this video of one Buddy Greene — whom I'd never heard of before I watched the video — playing harmonica in Carnegie Hall.

It starts off the way I kind of expected it to but then — 2:38 into the video — Greene segues into a version of Rossini's "William Tell Overture" that got my rapt attention and took it to a fantastically joyful place.

A work of art indeed.

Thank you, Joe, and keep the great finds coming.

You've got a home in Pennsylvania... wait a sec, of course you do, I mean, you live there and all — I meant to say a second, spiritual home here in Podunkville.

But I'm sure you understand what I'm trying to get across.

February 22, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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Gawd almighty!!! The angels are in that man's mouth! (the dead space? perhaps to let the website sink in fully...)

Posted by: tamra | Feb 23, 2013 2:38:23 AM


Posted by: rob | Feb 22, 2013 8:31:16 PM

Buddy Greene gave an outstanding performance.

One question: Why is there 2 minutes and 16 seconds of dead air after his performance (the performance ends at 4:37; the video continues to 6:53)?

Posted by: antares | Feb 22, 2013 6:04:58 PM

Dayum! So good it made me cry. ;-)

Posted by: MsRadoo | Feb 22, 2013 9:45:16 AM

my sentiments exactly.

Posted by: joepeach | Feb 22, 2013 9:23:37 AM

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