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Big Walter Horton recorded this under the title of "Easy" but it's the same melody as Ivory Joe Hunter's hit "I Almost Lost My Mind". I throw in "St. Louis Blues" in the middle which Walter did when he played it live, though not on his original recording.

A harp in key of E.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
Jerry Portnoy
A Harp
Big Walter Horton
Rick Russell

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A Harmonica in the Key of E.  Background listening: Easy - Big Walter Hornton & I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter

loop @ 0:35 Intro and First Verse

loop @ 2:35 St. Louis Blues with Transition Back to Easy

loop @ 4:00 Last Chorus and Ending

loop @ 0:35 Whole Song




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Alan Purves
Alan Purves Oct 19, 2013

Great tune, you make it look so easy........not so easy lol.thanks Jerry

Preston Oct 18, 2013

Beautifull playing Jerry and a great song to learn for us. Thank you.... 

B---K Oct 18, 2013

Here is a video of Big Walter performing Easy:

tim james
tim james Oct 18, 2013

top top  stuff  , i am only on the first two lessons but i can  feel  that i am gonna love learning the harp because i wanna learn SONGS  of blues  not to babble on  on it .thankyou very much  Jerry and Rick i am lovin this, could you  do  BLOW WIND BLOW later , i would luv to play that one.  cheers


Skip Whitfield
Skip Whitfield Oct 18, 2013

KIlling me ...


Rich G
Rich G Oct 18, 2013

Wow! One of the best benefits of this website is being able to listen to Jerry perform.  Worth the price of admission.  That was sweet!

Jim Wood
Jim Wood Oct 18, 2013

Cool, thanks Jerry.  

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