From the description:
Harmonica: Mark Feltham
Yes he was a regular guest on Rory’s tours from the early 80s to the end. Up to then Rory played harmonica himself. Like on this long track! Harmonica starts around minute 6.
(15) All Around Man - Rory Gallagher, Old Grey Whistle Test, Shepherds Bush Empire, 02 March 1976.avi - YouTube
Thanks for the link @jeffw . I probably saw that when it was first broadcast, though I have to admit I don’t specifically recall that show (as I do some other OGTW shows, e.g. Lynyrd Skynyrd).
I first came across Rory when the film “Irish Tour '74” was the other film on the bill when I went to the cinema to see something else. I was blown away & an immediate convert.
“Irish Tour '74” was so good I no longer even recall what the ‘main’ film was. LOL!
Yep. Old Grey Whistle Test had some great moments. I remember when I transitioned from Top of the Pops to “real” music on OGWT! My first taste of Rory was the Live in Europe album. And I got to see him 4 times including two concerts in Ireland and a St Patrick’s day show at the Lyceum in London.
I’m not a fan of blues rock or an overly busy harmonica style, e.g., John Popper.
This Sonny Boy Williamson song brought to mind Sonny Boy’s assertion, “These English boys want to play the blues real bad, and they do, real bad.” Apparently applies to the Irish too. Too fast, slick, busy, and soulless for me.
I guess the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same thing.