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Bringing the Harmonica to Vaudeville Theaters and Concert Halls

Larry Adler grew up in Baltimore and started playing the Vaudeville circuit as a teenager. He later pursued classical music, even though no repertoire existed for his instrument. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, Adler moved to England, but still returns to the States to perform.


Other segments from the episode on July 7, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 7, 1988: Interview with Larry Alder; Review of Womack & Womack's album "Conscience"; Interview with Tony Hillerman; Review of the film "A World Apart."


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