Tommy Morgan, harmonica
Tommy Morgan is the most unique harmonica player in the recording industry today, and made his first recording in 1950 in Hollywood with the Andrews Sisters for Decca Records. Longtime “first call” in the studio recording industry, he has recorded for motion pictures, television, records, and commercials. With reruns throughout the world of the long running television series Green Acres, Sanford and Son, The Waltons, The Rockford Files, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Newhart Show and China Beach, performances on hit records Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys), Rainy Days and Mondays (The Carpenters), He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (The Hollys) and others, and a solo appearance on The Academy Awards 2000 television broadcast (estimated audience one billion), his harmonica playing has been heard by more people than any other player in history. As a performer, he has given four command performances and has appeared in concert in over thirty countries. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music (Composition) from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has composed background music for episodes of The Twilight Zone, Have Gun, Will Travel, Gunsmoke, and for the Will Rogers, USA television special. He has been arranger for Johnny Cash, Glenn Yarbrough, and Rod McKuen.