The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Oct. 26, 2020

Jim Hughes interview

Jim Hughes interview

British Chromatic royalty Jim Hughes joins me on episode 26.

Jim has been playing professionally for over 60 years. From his early success in harmonica competitions, he went on to forge a successful career as a session musician, with countless appearances on the BBC, including playing on the hit TV show, Last Of The Summer Wine. 

Jim set up quite possibly the biggest harmonica festival of all time, The World Harmonica Championship in Jersey, 1987, as well as involvement in other festivals. He has several albums to his name and is a harmonica teacher who has helped guide some real star pupils to go on to achieve great things.

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Links:
Roger Trobridge's Archivist site:
http://www.the-archivist.co.uk

Dror Adler Classical Music project info:
http://harmonica.uk/drorcp.htm

Franz Chmel
http://www.the-archivist.co.uk/franz-chmel-1944-to-2016-the-archivist/

Ricky Cool:
https://www.rickycoolandtheincrowd.co.uk


YouTube:

Ronald Chesney Flight Of the Bumble Bee
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORYIpDQpDWk

Jersey World Harmonica Festival 1987
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3SaOL0cuXM

Philip Achille - The Story So Far, including a duet with Jim (4 mins in):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSbHkcipr8g

Jim playing at the NHL event Birmingham 1988:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGkzPBqpdJM

Audio recording Jim playing at a NHL concert in 1983:
http://www.the-archivist.co.uk/jim-hughes-1983/

Harmonica Group Jim ran:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy4Fh2niOno

Hotcha Trio:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXuGlYa2wkA

Fata Morgana:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3XMePuGhZ8

My Funny Valentine, at Jim’s 90th birthday party:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU_IGmCsFCM

Franz Chmel YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/user/franzchm/videos


Podcast website:

https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

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Spotify Playlist: 

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