Clinton Heylin:"Bob Dylan: Behind The Shades, a Biography"
The fabled Nashville harmonica player, who made a rock reputation with his sometimes astonishing work on Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde".
From: Joe Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org) Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.bass Subject: Re: Charles McCoy Question Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 07:18:30 -0700 Guppy 270 wrote: > > I was just listening to Bob Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" CD, and I had > forgotten how incredibly inventive and melodic the bass playing of Charles > McCoy was. > Does anyone have any information on him? Any other albums he played on, etc. > Was he a Nashville session player? Did he always play that creatively, or was > the Dylan album his chance to stretch out and experiment? Charlie McCoy is also on some tracks on Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" album. He plays the harmonica on "Obviously Five Believers" (perhaps the only "real" harmonica playing on any Dylan recording!), and I believe I remember reading somewhere that on "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine" he recorded the trumpet and bass parts in a single pass, playing the bass just by "hammering" the notes with his left hand. Can anyone else corroborate this?