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William Clarke’s Greasy Gravy

There was a harmonica hero who you may not have heard about. His name was – and still is becase legends never die – William Clarke.

A wonderful singer and harmonica extraordinaire, William Clarke was both diatonic and chromatic Blues player and had this take-no-prisoner attitude when he was playing music.

Riccardo has been listening to Clarke’s music since he was in a teenager, blown away by the music of this wonderful Blues artist.

It was on rehearsal when Riccardo came up with the suggestion “why don’t we play William Clarke’s Greasy Gravy? A II-V-I turn around instrumental somewhere between a shuffle and a swing? I do the chromatic theme and we’ll see what happens?”

The band was cool with that and the song was multitracked and mixed in a DIY way.

Here’s what happened.

We hope you enjoy this.