Photo: Wilfred Paulse/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

music Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time  

gnicholls
6k votes 764 voters 10.1k views Embed

List Rules Greatest individual players, not groups. Includes players in many genres, past and present.

This is a list of the world's greatest players of the diatonic or chromatic harmonica.

list ordered by

1
79 30
Alan Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Kevin Rogers added Alan Wilson Blues-rock, Blues

2
148 114
Little Walter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Little Walter Chicago blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

3
125 139
John Popper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
JohnDoe3 added John Popper Blues-rock, Alternative rock, Jam band

4
95 101
Sonny Boy Williamson II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Sonny Boy Williamson II Harmonica blues, Gospel music, Blues

5
93 108
Toots Thielemans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Toots Thielemans Jazz blues, Jazz

6
85 98
Big Walter Horton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time

7
80 95
James Cotton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
James Cotton Chicago blues, Rock music, Memphis blues

8
70 94
Sonny Terry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Sonny Terry Harmonica blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

9
65 97
Junior Wells is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Junior Wells Chicago blues, Blues

10
66 101
Paul Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Paul Butterfield Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Chicago blues

11
71 110
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

12
63 103
Kim Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Kim Wilson Blues

13
56 95
Charlie Musselwhite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Charlie Musselwhite Blues-rock, Electric blues, Boogie-woogie

14
57 99
Howard Levy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Howard Levy Rock music, Swing music, Latin American music

The Greatest Banjo Players of All Time

15
46 84
Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Sonny Boy Williamson I Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

16
48 94
Larry Adler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time

17
38 78
Jason Ricci is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Andrew Fryer0 added Jason Ricci

18
42 92
Charlie McCoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Charlie McCoy Country

19
40 92
Jerry Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time

20
38 88
Carey Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Carey Bell Harmonica blues, Chicago blues, Electric blues

21
38 88
Carlos del Junco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Carlos del Junco Jazz, Blues

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

22
36 88
Slim Harpo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Slim Harpo Harmonica blues, Juke joint blues, Swamp blues

23
36 89
Magic Dick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Magic Dick Chicago blues, Jazz, Hard rock

24
36 92
Mickey Raphael is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time

25
28 83
DeFord Bailey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
DeFord Bailey Country

26
23 75
Adam Gussow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Andy Mistak added Adam Gussow Blues, Funk

27
28 89
Lee Oskar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Lee Oskar Rock music, Jazz, Blues

28
25 92
Buddy Greene is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Buddy Greene Christian music

Famous Banjo Players

29
26 98
John Mayall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
John Mayall Harmonica blues, Blues-rock, Electric blues

30
12 55
John Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
John Sebastian Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

31
20 82
John Sebastian Sr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
John Sebastian Sr.

32
18 78
Tommy Reilly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time

33
10 50
Sigmund Groven is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Sigmund Groven Folk music, Classical music - Sigmund Groven is a Norwegian classical harmonicist.

34
20 85
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

35
0 6
Wallace Coleman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Ed Sizler added Wallace Coleman

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
4 26
william clarke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
LudwigSorrentino added william clarke

37
4 26
Bill Barrett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Clayton Gary Lehmann added Bill Barrett

38
11 54
Mike Stevens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Mike Stevens

39
11 54
William Galison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
William Galison

40
11 54
Hendrik Meurkens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Hendrik Meurkens

41
11 54
Paul deLay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Dan Phillips added Paul deLay Blues

42
14 65
Jazz Gillum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Jazz Gillum Chicago blues

The Greatest Ukulele Players of All Time

43
14 65
Philip Achille is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Philip Achille

44
16 72
Cham-bar Huang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Cham-bar Huang Cham-bar Huang was a New-York-based classical harmonicist and noted teacher.

45
18 79
Robert Bonfiglio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Robert Bonfiglio

46
12 58
Corky Siegel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Corky Siegel Blues

47
7 39
Stan Harper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Stan Harper Stan Harper was an American classical harmonicist.

48
7 39
Willi Burger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Willi Burger Willi Burger is a Dutch classical harmonicist.

49
7 39
rod piazza is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
LudwigSorrentino added rod piazza

50
6 35
Susan Sauter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time
Susan Sauter Susan Sauter is a German classical harmonicist