When it comes to solos in rock, we automatically think of Jimmy Page’s soaring epic in “Stairway To Heaven”, Slash’s world-renowned solo in “Sweet Child Of Mine”, and of course, the classic southern rock solo in the Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird”.
But, check it out, guitars are not the only instrument to tear it up when it comes to solos.
How about the harmonica? What, you say? Don’t be fooled by it’s tiny size. One would forgive you for thinking along the lines of cowboys whipping them out whilst sat around the campfire, but it’s size and versatility makes the blues-harp one of the most accessible instruments out there. From blues, pop and rock, these little instruments have kicked some proverbial backside for years. So, step aside you guitar rock-gods and make way for the harmonica to take the spotlight for a change.
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Check out our vote for the Top 10 Harmonica Solos ever recorded. What do you think? Did we miss any?
1, “Bring It On Home” by Led Zeppelin
2, “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen
3, “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young
4, “What I Like About You” by The Romantics
5, “Run-Around” by Blues Traveler
6, “Midnight Rambler” by The Rolling Stones
7, “Piano Man,” by Billy Joel
8, “The Promised Land,” by Bruce Springsteen
9, “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young
10, “Love Me Do” by The Beatles