Thursday, July 20, 2006

Harpdog Brown & The Bloodhounds - Once In A Howlin' Moon

I am pleased to be able to introduce you to another friend of mine, the very talented Harpdog Brown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a very fine harp player. He has come a long way from his beginnings, where he played guitar and sang as an opening act for comics at a Comedy Supper club in downtown Edmonton in 1980. Harpdog brown has become one of the finest harp players active today. His latest release Once In A Howlin’ Moon was released in 2001 and recorded live at The Vat in Red Deer, Alberta on Friday the 13th of October, 2000.

This cd shows Harpdog having a great time entertaining the crowd as he mesmerizes us with truly excellent harp playing. From the opening instrumental/introduction called Relaxin, we get a taste of the great harp playing to come. He next tackles Everything’s Gonna Be Alright by Little Walter Jacobs and shows us he is a talented vocalist as well. He has a voice and style tailor made for blues. We get treated next to James Cotton’s Soul Survivor. This is a very good cover of this great tune. He next takes us thru a Sonnyboy Williamson song called 9 Below Zero. This old shuffle is a great song and Harpdog does a very good job on it. A boogie number follows called Flip Flop Bop. This song features some really nice piano and is a great dance tune. Blue Light is a nice slow blues that takes you down into the depth of mournful blues. The harp seems to moan its notes throughout this great song. A slow boogie follows in Pink Champagne and features some decent harmony reminiscent of the 50’s. Harpdog gives a great rendition of Next Time You See Me next. A Harpdog Original is next called How Come? The boogie number shows that Harpdog can write a good song as well as play. He seems to really have a good time with this one. T-Bone Walker’s Evenin’ follows. This song is a great song and has been done justice by the treatment Harpdog gives it. Baby What Do You Want Me To Do by Jimmy Reed is next. I always liked this song and I like how Harpdog does his cover. It seems he just gets better as the show progresses. He closes the show with Farmer John. This live recording gives us a chance to see how good a show he puts on. This man is a must see.

Visit Harpdog’s website at:

Get Once In A Howlin’ Moon here:


Blogger tommybejones said...

Thanks for the great blues.

7:15 AM  
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12:56 PM  
Anonymous Lever said...

Thanks for visiting tommybejones. Look for more great music in the very near future.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Lever's Blues said...

Hey Thanks a million john neo.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Dovey said...

What an awesome review of a wonderfully talented man/musician/artist & entertainer!!
It is a treat indeed to listen to this cd, an even nicer treat to be in the audience as Harpdog performs.
Totally great blues!!

"Doing my part in keeping the "live" in music alive!"

10:37 AM  
Blogger bluezdog said...

He's your friend and mine as well! His voice and harp both are the genuine article. He's featured on my own blog as well El Bloggo Mundo ( with top billing. I'm posting Lever's Blues to El Bloggo Mundo. Visit me there!

8:22 PM  

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