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DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost Photo of DeFord seated while playing a harmonica, copyright Dennis Wile. Photo of DeFord's hands holding a harmonica, copyright Dennis Wile.
Photo of DeFord seated while playing a harmonica, copyright Dennis Wile. Photo of DeFord's hands holding a harmonica, copyright Dennis Wile.
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DeFord Bailey was the most influential harmonica player in the first half of the 20th century. Despite such acclaim, DeFord died quietly without recognition of his place in American music history.
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The Opry years The harmonica Listen to his music Produced by Nashville Public Television
Airing February 14, 2005 on PBS.  [CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS]
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