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Celebrating the harmonica!

Chairman of the National Harmonica League, Ben Hewlett, shares his love of the instrument and kicks off a series of lessons with Cerys, in 'C' harmonica if you want to join in!

Chairman of the National Harmonica League, Ben Hewlett shares his love of the instrument and kicks off a series of live, on air lessons with Cerys (you'll need a harmonica in the key of C if you want to join in!). Ben will be back throughout January for a short lesson each Monday as we make learning the harmonica a New Year's resolution.

Plus, Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues - from cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Muddy Waters

    All Aboard

    • Single.
    • Collectables.
  • Walter Trout

    Turn Off Your TV

    • Blues for the Modern Daze.
    • Provogue.
  • Bessie Smith

    At the Christmas Ball

    • Single.
    • Legacy.
  • Keith Richards & Toots & The Maytals

    Pressure Drop

    • Single.
    • Mindless Records.
  • Chantel McGregor

    Help Me

    • Like No Other.
    • Tis Rock Music Ltd.
  • Johnny Jones & Billy Boy Arnold

    Sloppy Drunk Blues

    • Johnny Jones With Billy Boy Arnold.
    • Alligator Records.
  • Rod Piazza

    Itty Bitty Pretty One/ Rockin Robin

    • Harp Burn.
    • Black Top.
  • William McCoy

    Train Imitations And The Fox Chase

    • Single.
    • Columbia.
  • Palmer McAbee

    McAbee's Railroad Piece

    • Single.
    • Victor.
  • Big Mama Thornton

    Rock Me Baby

    • Sassy Mama.
    • Just A Memory.
  • William Clarke

    Pawnshop Bound

    • William Clarke: Deluxe Edition.
    • Alligator Records.
  • Elvis Presley

    Santa Claus Is Back in Town

    • Elvis' Christmas Album.
    • The Restoration Project.
  • Jody Williams

    Lucky Lou

    • Electric Blues Pioneers.
    • Goldenlane Records.
  • Booker T. & The M.G.'s

    Winter Wonderland

    • Soul Christmas.
    • Rhino UK.