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Carlos del Junco - Blues Mongrel album

Carlos del Junco - Blues Mongrel album Performer: Carlos del Junco
Title: Blues Mongrel
Style: Harmonica Blues
Date of release: 2005
Size MP3: 1218 mb
Size FLAC: 1716 mb
Rating: 4.5

Carlos del Junco (born May 17, 1958) is a Cuban-Canadian harmonica player. Del Junco was born in Cuba and moved to Canada with his family in 1959. He started to play harmonica when he was fourteen. He graduated from Ontario College of Art where he majored in sculpture. He plays a ten-hole diatonic harmonica using an "overblow" technique developed by Howard Levy of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

Interview October 2017 Blues Blast magazine. Jimmy Bowskill & Carlos del Junco 'Heaven’s Where You’ll Dwell'. If I Call Your Name'.

Canadian blues harmonica player Carlos del Junco offers an enjoyably varied set on the aptly titled Blues Mongrel, featuring as it does the blues mingled with some other styles. A better instrumentalist than a vocalist (though he's an okay singer), del Junco is a skilled practitioner of playing chromatically with a ten-hole harmonica. That sometimes leads to a feel not unlike Little Walter, whose "Blues With a Feeling" is covered for the opening track  .

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At first, world champion jazz/blues harmonica player Carlos Del Junco thought a live album would be a fitting follow-up to his Juno-nominated 2010 release 'Steady Movin’. Two Mark Sepic compositions from Del Junco’s 2001 album Up and at ‘Em get new treatments on Mongrel Mash. Mariachi goes from a middle-of-the-road Mexican piece to an edgy rockin’ Latin romp in which Del Junco truly makes the piece his own. The Field, on the other hand, slows down to become a moving melody with a long, atmospheric guitar lead-in courtesy of Breit. Just like any great live set, the album is punctuated with rip-roaring extended solos and plenty of raw, impassioned playing

A better instrumentalist than a vocalist (though he's an okay singer), del Junco is a skilled practitioner of playing chromatically with a ten-hole harmonica. While he interprets another Chess blues great with Sonny Boy Williamson's "Nine Below Zero," not all the songs are as much in the classic straight electric blues mold


1 Blues With A Feeling 5:29
2 No Particular Place 4:26
3 Plain Old (Down Home) Blues 5:54
4 Skatoon 5:01
5 Don't Bring Me Down 5:29
6 Our Man Flint 5:20
7 Run Me Down 5:13
8 Let's Mambo 3:17
9 Long Highway 3:19
10 Blues Mongrel 3:53
11 Nine Below Zero 5:20
12 Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Head 4:40


  • Backing Vocals – Suzie Vinnick (tracks: 5)
  • Bass – Henry Heillig
  • Co-producer – Carlos del Junco, Jeff Wolpert
  • Drums – Jørn Andersen
  • Engineer – Jeff Wolpert
  • Guitar – Kevin Breit
  • Harmonica – Carlos del Junco
  • Mandolin – Carlos del Junco
  • Mastered By – Jeff Wolpert
  • Mixed By – Carlos del Junco, Jeff Wolpert
  • Organ – Denis Keldie (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 9, 10)
  • Percussion – Arturo Avalos (tracks: 8), Jørn Andersen (tracks: 1-7, 9-12)
  • Recorded By – Jeff Wolpert
  • Vocals – Carlos del Junco

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 809509002627