Larry’s Lesson-NFSCD #11

Happy new month Riff Raffers. Our penultimate NFSCD, #11!

Larry Adler was a phenomenon worldwide and he took Australia by storm when he toured in the late 1930’s. He was even a good mate of our Don Bradman. Here’s some sound advice from the little master and a few caricatures to boot.


PS: Benoit has released another tune off his album Blue Bird for aural consumption. I had the honour of blowing a little harp on the melodic I Thought That I Would Always Have It All. Thanks Benoit. Details of his CD launch on his Facebook. A couple of new additions to Aussie Models Timeline 1925 & 1929. Check them out you need to scroll right down for pictures and information.

8 thoughts on “Larry’s Lesson-NFSCD #11

      1. Just an idea, cos I mean your stuff on little gems like the Kangaroo and harps that time forgot are exceptional reading material. If you made a Facebook page about your WordPress site, with a description of things like that, you’d probably receive a great number of readers. Or maybe Reddit or something. Anyhoo… Merry Christmas!


      2. Thanks mate for your kind words and advice. I’m not an FB man or fan. Of course I would love more people to access my passion, however your good self and others that do like and reply is greatly appreciated. Many good people in the harmonica and music world Down Under and abroad send emails stating how they enjoyed an article, but for whatever reason don’t like or comment on WP. I’m not sure if the setting up of my site is an issue as when you go to the blog page far a particular article to be read singularly you have to hit the banner heading. Anyhoo hoo Merry Christmas to you and yours.


      3. Yeh me too, I avoid it like the plague, um, being the PLAGUE and everything. Lol. There is an option in your WP admin to remove the home page and have it just load your blogroll straight off. I can’t remember where cos from experience I avoided one this time round. But drop WP a support ticket and they’ll clean that up for you.


    1. Thanks Philip. I’ve left the Moa & Kia Ora for someone over the ditch to research. The Moa was sold here in Australia as well as New Zealand. Albert & Son in December 1899 sold two models a large 10 double holed for 2 shillings and a smaller 10 hole for 1 shilling. There was a Moaphone as well which had a horn attachment for amplification. It may have been sold a little later – I can see a 1903 ad for them. Seydel was the manufacturer. The Moa was a wingless bird native to New Zealand a bit like our emu. Another Kiwi model was the Kia Ora. Cheers Shep


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