The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Sept. 28, 2022

Ricky Cool interview

Ricky Cool interview

Ricky Cool joins me on episode 70.

Ricky hails from the Birmingham area of the UK, and drew great inspiration asa teenager from the American folk festivals which brought some harmonica greats to the city. Under his alter ego Ricky Cool, he went on to lead several successful rhythm and blues band, with Jamaican music also brought into the set. He also played harmonica in a band with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant! 

Ricky played harmonica and saxophone in most of these bands and this combination of instruments has led to his recent series of excellent YouTube videos called ‘Mississippi Saxophone’. In these videos he picks out some great horn lines and shows how to play them on harmonica.    


Links:

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd:
https://www.rickycoolandtheincrowd.co.uk/


Videos:

Mississippi saxophone YouTube series of tutorial videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-ssuQxsIvn_NJy1A12hVyiq4Xb09ZXPj

Ricky’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/rickycool100

Ricky Cool and The Icebergs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4akPiV0Wo

Playing at NHL festival in 1988:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Wf6X-erO4


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