In the last four bars of the first harp solo, Dylan introduces a chugging rhythm - a technique commonly used by old-time blues players to imitate the sound of a train.
Here's the accompanying quote and notes to 'Baby I'm In The Mood For You'.
"Most of the time I would blow out of the harmonica because everybody sucks in.
concerning Dylan and the harmonica, mainly from r.m.d.
First of all: The short answer is: "Hohner Marine Band" The long answer is: From catherine yronwode SOme one mentioned that Bob played Marine Band.
catherine yronwode (as it turns out, the long answer was "Hohner Marine Band" too...) Just in case you didn't know what to do with your paycheck this week, I found this in the Antiques and Arts Weekly: (Auction at Christie's East New York Nov.
29 will feature a '49 Martin guitar once owned by Bob Dylan, est. This is the guitar he played in the coffee houses from Minnesota to New York City, from1959 to 1961, and at his first public appearance at Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village.) "Other Dylan rarities include the harmonica holder he used at his performances at Gerde's together with a Hohner Marine Band harmonica in the key of G (/10,000)." And you complain about the cost of those replacement reed plates !More of Dylan's comments on harps, braces and styles can be heard on the 'Folksinger's Choice' interview from 1962, where Dylan says he used to play the little Hohner harps which you hold inside your mouth - but he had to give them up because he had 'bad teeth' and they magnetized the fillings!Details on the book: Title: The Harp Styles of Bob Dylan: A survey of Dylan's unique approach to harmonica playing through transcriptions of twelve complete songs in standard notation and harmonica tablature.This worked well for the instrument when played as it usually was- solo or in concert only with other harmonicas.The Tonic, or blow chords, and the Dominant and Dominant 7th chords (1-4 draw and 1-5 draw respectively) sounded wonderful, and the ear would quickly adjust to the difference in melody as it was based on pure intervals anyway.Includes historical and performance notes on each song, plus a complete discography.