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Helge Tallqvist has played amplified harmonica, both chromatic and diatonica, since the early 80's. Helge met the great George 'Harmonica' Smith in Stockholm 1982 and George invited Helge with his friends over to Los Angeles to spend time with him and people like Rod Piazza, William 'Bill' Clarke, Rick Estrin, Shakey Jake Harris, Smokey Wilson, Mike Watson etc. This one month trip meeting these top blues mucisians in the area was a start for Helge to take his instrument more serious than before. This album is a tribute to this outstanding harmonica player and singer. Sadly George died in 1983
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