When I first looked at Peter Kramperts THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE HARMONICA I was amazed at how much accurate and detailed information is packed into this 220 page large paperback. It is filled with photographs of the great artists who play or have played in the past on the harmonica.
A look at the table of contents will give the reader an idea of the treats which await her or him: Introduction acknowledgements a brief chronological history of the harmonica alphabetical listings selected bibliography harmonica clubs harmonica magazines harmonica mail-order companies harmonica manufacturers various artist recordings photo credits and an about the author of the book. If you have wondered who is who in the world of harmonica players this book will tell you who it is and there are many photos of the harmonica artists with their biography and music releases.
I would highly recommend this exceptional reference book to every reader who has an interest in the role of the harmonica in jazz blues big band rock and contemporary . A highly readable history and biographical treatment there is never a dull moment in this book!
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE HARMONICA by Peter Krampert should be a must-have book for harmonica lovers and it would be a splendid reference work to have in the public library. This is a well-written book a book to enjoy for all seasons and to have as a ready reference to the harmonica.
For those interested in contacting the author for future additions or comments or commentary the author lists his contact on page 220 as: www.eharmonica.net. Excellent reference work for all musicians.'For enjoyment and a memorable reading experience, Peter Kramperts THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE HARMONICA is a large paperback filled with interesting facts about the harmonica and those who play it! This book would make a nice gift any time of the year for those who like the harmonica.'