Friday, May 13, 2011

Magic Dick and Other Underappreciated Artists

Today is the birthday of Richard Salwitz, better known to the world as Magic Dick, the harmonica virtuoso of the J. Geils Band and Bluestime...well, not that much better known, unfortunately. He is an under-appreciated artist. For the talent he has, he should be better known than he is.

Here's his classic extended solo "Whammer Jammer":

Who are other under-appreciated artists? I would add Viktor Kee, possibly the greatest living juggler:

Other under-appreciated artists, people who should be better known for their work?