RIP Toots Thielemans

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RIP Toots Thielemans

Postby ice nine » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:48 am

I did not know he was the harmonica player on the Sesme Street theme.
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Re: RIP Toots Thielemans

Postby Jack of All Parades » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:26 am

If it were only for this one piece, Toots Thielmans deserves celebration as millions of children were greeted to Sesame Street with these notes over the decades by his joyful harmonica but there was a lifetime of other music, as well.......

https://youtu.be/p5zYjx0F3vk
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Re: RIP Toots Thielemans

Postby ice nine » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:41 pm

Here is Toots with Sting

https://youtu.be/5-ofMfDkY6g
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Re: RIP Toots Thielemans

Postby Jack of All Parades » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:42 pm

I have always enjoyed his assist on this one by Paul Simon.

https://youtu.be/q8v2j4lJJZY
"....there's a merry song that starts in 'I' and ends in 'You', as many famous pop songs do....'


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