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Lee Oskar (b. 1948) is a Danish harmonica player, notable for his contributions to the sound of the rock/funk fusion group War which he formed with Eric Burdon, and for his solo work. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A harmonica A harmonica is a very common free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ, French harp, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at one end over an airway slot of like... War was an American funk band of the 1970s and early 1980s. ... Eric Victor Burdon (born May 11, 1941, Walker-on-Tyne, Northumberland) was the lead singer of The Animals and later of War. ...


In the 1980s Oskar formed a company to manufacture high-quality harmonicas including diatonic harps in minor keys. The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ...


Several modern musicians, such as noted blues harmonica player Mike Tetrault, cite him as an important influence. This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... A harmonica A harmonica is a very common free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ, French harp, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at one end over an airway slot of like... Michael Edward Tetrault, Born March 6, 1956 on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a legendary local blues harmonica player. ...


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LEE OSKAR'S ENDORSEMENT OF SARGE'S RECORDING (508 words)
Oskar's signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound from the band's beginning in 1969, adding dashes of color to their R&B/Jazz/Rock and Latin influences.
Oskar's position with WAR was a prominent one from their early days with Eric Burdon onwards.
Sarge was so impressed with the Lee Oskar harp that he sent a cassette of his "Vietnam Blues" to the address on the paper insert in the harp case.
Harmonica Resource Guide - Manufacturers (718 words)
Lee Oskar moved from Denmark to the united States, where he was a founding member of the popular group War.
Lee Oskar harmonicas, manufactured to Oskar's specifications in Japan by Tombo, are renowned for their high quality.
Lee Oskar harmonicas are limited to the 10-hole diatonic, with no chromatics.
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