BOOMERANGS AND CRACKAJACKS
The Harmonica in Australia 1825 to 1960
by Ray Grieve
This is the long awaited new book by Ray Grieve,
the follow-up to his successful and sought after
A Band in a Waistcoat Pocket.
The book is a collector's edition
as copies are strictly limited.
As a companion to the book Ray has compiled and produced a CD of original recordings by Australian champions on Boomerang, Crackajack and Hohner harmonicas.
Both are available to purchase online.
Over 40 newly discovered Australian mouth organ poems and limericks from 1913
Established time that the first mouth organs arrived in Australia
The story of the song "Home, Sweet Home", the 'companion song' of the mouth organ
A woman player was responsible for the initial popularity of the instrument in Australia
A look at the mouth organ displays at the International Exhibitions of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in the 1880s
200 illustrations of mouth organs available in Australia from the 1800s to 1960
How the mouth organ played an important role in World War1 and World War 2
The true identity of Professor Dickens revealed: Australia's first mouth organ recording artist
Musical genres of the harmonica include old-time popular music, jazz and folk.
Horrie Dargie's harmonicas lost at sea
The story of Dick Robertson (1930s recording artist) and his 'Home, Sweet Home': now a national treasure.
A school band pioneered the harmonica on radio
A look at collectable mouth organ memorabilia
The story of the 'Band in a Waistcoat Pocket' book launch in 1995 which reunited Australia's harmonica legends.
A BAND IN A WAISTCOAT POCKET
The Story of the Harmonica in Australia
by Ray Grieve
Final copies of Ray Grieve's original book "A Band in a Waistcoat Pocket" (Published in 1995) -now out of print with only a limited number left in stock.'
available to purchase online.