Mickey Raphael | Hand To Mouth

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Hand To Mouth

by Mickey Raphael

Harmonica instrumentals with a light jazz feel.
Genre: New Age: New Age
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't It Make You Wonder
3:02 $0.99
2. Trude
3:28 $0.99
3. If I Only Had a Brain/somewhere Over the Rainbow
2:45 $0.99
4. Blue Angel
4:52 $0.99
5. 246 W 11th St
4:02 $0.99
6. Asia Minor
3:25 $0.99
7. Mexico-co
4:07 $0.99
8. The Search
5:07 $0.99
9. Breathless
3:54 $0.99
10. All My Love-parts 1 &2
5:34 $0.99
11. Gypsy
3:59 $0.99
12. Hand to Mouth
1:15 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Hand To Mouth is a timeless CD that takes Raphael stylistically in a different, softer musical direction.

Originally released in 1987, the project features a variety of beautiful easy listening tracks ranging from the soothing sounds of "The Search" to the timeless classic "If I Only Had a Brain/Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

The album features an incredible line-up of musicians, including producer and Neil Young band mate,Ben Kieth on steel guitar, Pink Floyd sideman Scott Page, 70's organ great Lee Michaels on accordion, Willie Nelson on guitar, and the last live recording session with Harmonica icon, Paul Butterfield.

Raphael has recorded throught the years with a variety of artists, ranging from Elton John,U-2,Motley Crue, Vince Gill, Emmy lou Harris, Kenny Wayne Shephard,Neil Young,
and for 28yrs, Willie Nelson.



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Raymond Ratcliffe

Great CD. Really like it.

Randy White

Great purchase
Mickey Raphael is an incredible talent! Randy White

Ken H (airmojo)

Excellent CD... great harmonica... relaxing...
Had to have this CD after hearing "If I Only Had a Brain/Over the Rainbow" on Mickey's website.

I wish the CD liner had the song keys and harmonicas used even though I can usually figure them out, but sometimes different positions or alternate tunings can throw me off...

I've always been a big fan of Mickey Raphael and his harmonica expertise, especially on Willie Nelson's music. I really enjoy Mickey's solo's and his other solo album, Red River Valley (probably hard to find these days!). I look forward to hearing more solo work from Mickey !

Thanks for the music Mickey !

T. Michael

The song "The Search" is worth the price of this CD...
Heard "The Search" from this CD while living in California in the late 80's...how often can a song make a grown man cry and spirit soar at the same time at the sheer beauty of such a song! An excellent CD from a master instrumentalist of a very small instrument that can fit in the palm of your hand--the harmonica. Bravo!

Barry Spencer

Hand To Mouth
My observation after listening to Mickey Raphael for many years with Willie Nelson and on this C/D:is,He is and I believe I am correct, The finest Harmonica and Harp player in the World, Beyond any question!!
I have had the personal honor to tell him personally at a Willie show in Calgary Alberta in July of 1995
He truely lifts the spirit and gives one chills down your spine at the absolute beauty of his gift.
God has blessed you with a very special gift Mickey. May God continue to bless you !!

Geralde W. Morgan

I liked most cuts
Most cuts from this CD were generally what I expected of the artist.

Paul Michaels

This is so good I cannot understand why there is only one album by this artist!

Sharon Mackey

Hand to Mouth
Mickey Raphael is simply the best I would love to hear him play the blues!

Linda Wise

Absolutely Wonderful
This is a lyrical, wonderful, heart and soul-soothing work of artistry. Just an amazing and beautiful CD. I have loved listening to Mr. Raphael all these years, but i was just blown away by his solo performances here. I LOVE THIS CD, and would like to see more of Mickey's work offered for us lucky ducks to buy. I play it for my friends and then send them the link to this page. :)

Grace Goldeski

I had this CD, purchased it for a gift. It is an awesome CD. Just love Mickey. I'm sure the person who received this will enjoy for a long time. Always love seeing Mickey with Willie in concert.