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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!

Boyd R
Boyd R Oct 18, 2013

This is great thanks


Jim Wood
Jim Wood Oct 18, 2013

Cool, thanks Jerry.  

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