Hollow Log

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Aug 052017

Rich Cohen Vocals and guitar. Miguel Weissman Mississippi Saxophone.
Recorded and mixed by Miguel in 2005.


Flotting Bridge

The 219

Some of These Days

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Americana/ Blues/ Jazz

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May 172017

Rock Blues

Indestructible Voices
Written, arranged and produced by Dean Landew
Phil Bloom: drums
Jeremiah Furr: rhythm guitar
Dean Landew: vocals, piano, organ, bass, lead and rhythm guitar
Tristen Napoli: trumpet on “My Beautiful Town”
Miguel Weissman: harmonica
Mark Wixom: acoustic bass on “My Beautiful Town”



Runin With the Blues
Moose and the Built Proof Blues Band Miguel mixed and co produced with Craig Randal At Brass Giraffe, recorded in 1995. Moose wrote the lyrics, Miguel composed and arranged the music with the Built Proof Blues Band, Ellard-James Boles (Moose): bass and vocals. James “T”T illson: guitar, Earthen Allen: piano, Danny Cipriano: sax, Dan augmented Miguel’s horn lines with the harmonies, Richie Johnson: drums, Miguel Weissman: harmonica.


The Second Fiddles Produced, mixed and recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2007.
Guillaume Goussault: Lead vocals on Juanita and resonator guitar, Jon Verey: Mandolin, Lead vocal on Lonesome train backing vocals and Jug, I overdubbed drums, the virtual acoustic bass, bass vocals, piano and played the harmonica during the original recording.


Lonesome Train

Acoustic blues

 Hot off the Zoom recorder {April 27th 2015}, our new project. In solo order is Miguel Weissman harmonica, Nick Russo slide resonator guitar and Brother Dave Likhtiger on acoustic guitar.

Quarter to twelve

A Smooth One

Hollow Log, Recorded live by Miguel at his studio 2006.6. Rich Cohen: Vocals and guitar, Miguel Weissman: harmonica.
“That’s Alright”

Hollow Log
Rich and I at the

Chicago blues

Hoboken Blues Alstars Alan Camlet: production and mixing at Hoboken Recorders recorded 2003. Paul Zeichner: voice, Brother Dave: guitar and bass, Miguel Weissman: harmonica, Alan Camlet: drums.

Blues witha Feeling

New with old Blues

Old Gentelmen
Miguel Weissman – harmonica, piano and Voice, Jon- Guitar, Jason Ewald – Drums. Miguel mixed, produced and wrote this tune.


The Hot Clubbers New CD




May 152017

It’s time for a new adventure! My life has been surrounded with creativity. For very long time, I have nurtured my creative force. Not always putting 100% into it, so I could make a living.
This journey has made my life worth while! I have no regrets! I’ve learned a lot and shared many wonderful moments with many wonderful musicians and audiences!

I felt that many times I have expressed myself playing in some of the great bands I’ve worked with, but when I go into a recording studio, I fall short of my expectations!

Playing live, when you’re physically disabled is very difficult! And I do not like depending on other people! Most of the time, I come to the gigs stressed out and physically exhausted and then I have to suck it in and try to be creative!

So after a lot of soul-searching I’ve decided to focus on recording music and working on my health and mental well-being!

I’m already in the process of working on some music that will be far beyond what I’ve ever released before. I’m finally starting to understand how to tongue-block and incorporate all the techniques that I learned in my 45 years of playing this instrument. My goal is to master the harmonica to the best of my abilities.

But most importantly. I do this for myself. I don’t really need accolades or don’t want money! It will be a gift to whoever wants it!
Miles Davis said that a great note resounds forever, but a recording lives beyond the life of an artist!

The David Langlois and the Hot Clubbers  album is out!!!

 This Gypsy Jazz ensemble will featured Miguel on a few cuts! I was about 2 years out from braking my back and David asked me to play this gig, LOL”!!


I plan on producing my first full length album too. This will focus on my harmonica and feature different groups that demonstrate the different genre and sound I’ve created the music.

Past Gigs

The JAHWID videos taken from a fan/s phone in 2013. Miguel enhanced the sound a bit and created the Logo and Titles.


The Canglosi Cards

The Cangelosi cards with Tamar Korn, Jake Sanders, Marko Gazic Cassidy Holden Andrew Nemr, New Year’s eve 2007! This was at the grand ballroom is the Manhattan Center.
The Dresden dolls saw us busking on the street and hired us to be one of the Warm-up bands. With the agreement that we would ask for donations to the couple thousand people in the audience! Was a lot of ones!
Was the longest day ever! We had three gigs and two rehearsals! We started about 10 in the morning and went to about 6 AM the next day!
This video was from the telephone bar on second Avenue. That’s Tamar on Vox and Mark Tipton on trumpet. We had a regular gig there in the back room, where people could dance but no one could talk! LOL! Was nice! Got spoiled!

The Canglosi Cards past gigs include opening the 2007 New Year’s Eve Show at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan, Swing Out New Hampshire (’06, ’07,’08, ’09), the Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange (’08, 09’), The Big, Big, Event in Washington D.C. (’07).

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Sir Shadow/ spoken word

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Apr 162017

Big People in Small Places Spoken Word by Sir Shadow, Miguel Weissman: harmonica, piano, organ and drum programming

Hunger Recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2010
Spoken Word by Sir Shadow, Miguel Weissman: piano, drum programming, sound designs, composition and arrangement. Jesse Selengut: trumpet, Brian Petway: bass.

Thoughts of Love Recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2010
Sir Shadow Spoken word, Miguel Weissman: programming and arrangement . Rich Cohen: guitar and co composition, Mark Tipton: Trumpet, Reverend Chris St. Hilare: real hi-hat.

The Ocean of Life  Recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2013
Sir Shadow created the spoken word {FLOWETRY} and Miguel Weissman composed and programmed this original track, special quest David Langlois: djembe.

Love Dog Recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2010
Sir Shadow created the spoken word {FLOWETRY} and Miguel Weissman composed and programmed this original track, Guest Vocalist Angie Brown.

The Calling Recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2010
Sir Shadow Spoken word, Miguel programming, harmonica and arrangements, Rich Cohen: guitar, Reverend Chris St. Hilare: organ, Guest Vocalist Romona.


The Bionic Blues One

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Dec 272016

I’m very excited to be working with a media production team on a animation I wrote the screenplay for. The music for this new project is deconstructed from music I co-produced with the Second Fiddles about 12 years ago.. 

“What if blues music, not coal was a world’s power source, would they abuse musicians”?

I will up-date this page weekly with new content.


After titles on Black background, open spotlight to photo of amplifier toggle switch.

A long animated arm with a hand that looks like Mickey Mouse turns on switch.

Blue light comes on, some humming noise and guitar tubes warm up in belly or amp.

Pan up to headshot of bionic blues brother.

He’s very sad, very pale, stiff and in pain.

He tries to move his jaw and eyes, and things just won’t work. { kind of like the tin man from the Wizard of Oz}.

His eyes move to one side as the camera pans to a tank that looks like a water cooler, next to a guard stooped over a chair snoring.

He’s wearing a fascist captains hat that is exaggeratedly pointed and boots that you would use to duck step, he’s holding his baton.

Kind a looks like Donald Trump! His arm handcuffed to the water container. The guard kicks the cooler even though he seams asleep.

Bubbles come from the top of the liquid as a small amount of the contents start to empty into a tube heading to the blues ones body.

The contents seams to be a lubricant.

He starts the kick drum, out of time, and blows though the harmonica out of breath through his mouth.

All the parts on his body are wobbly and seem almost as if they’re about to fall apart.

His face looks hopeless as he squirms, not having a switch to get the stuff in the water cooler.

After a struggle and a pleading expression, he shakes his head, his expression  said “just can’t do it.”

 The guard begrudgingly gives a dirty look and presses a big read button.

 A little more of the liquid come in and the blues brother shakes!


The blues one plays the harmonica through a tep in his throat! Whips out the guitar with one arm from behind his back like a bandido.

But the music sound synthetic, 

As the Blues one starts playing the blues figure along with the kick drum, playing in rhythm now. The music slowly starts to become real music.

The piano comes from his waist or where the crotch would be, it’s like a trap door or a piano cover for the keys.

The Blues One is always self-conscious, but with an air of sophistication even though he looks disheveled.

Sometimes a arm comes out to adjust his tux and his bowtie. His long back end { a grand piano} with that third leg in the back to stabilize him! 

The bass is held by another arm and another face is introduced, the bass player, is a woman!, They seam to change like a chameleon according to their whim,  the Blues One’s lover is similar!

The jug is held by another hand and arm that comes from the back, and lips come out of the ear to blow into the jug.

They start to get a little more color as they start to sing. Their body warms up, all of the parts seem to work smoothly now. The music sounds less synthetic and the music eventually becomes real players.

At this point all the instruments are introduced one at a time, their playing the guitar, the piano, bass, blowing through a jug, banging on the kick drum, singing and playing the harmonica.

Singing about Juanita, we will choose a couple images from the video. Juanita is half woman and half man too. 

Side note: The sores material for this comes from this video, But I have six more tracks { from the Second Fiddles }  to work with! So the end track { MP3 above } will be a mixture of all I have at my disposal. 

The faces and hands in the photos animate to the music!

These photos will be like a dream sequence that will accentuate the story of this song!

At one point ( when their prowess is at it’s highest ) the amp starts to extract the blues essence as their body starts to overload.

The spindles and sprockets start to turn faster, little sparks and blue steam start to come out of their ears and in the tubes inside of the amp!

Everything is smoking and their skin is dark blue.

We see the tubes, sprocket’s and spindles in side the amp extract the blues essence, splitting into tubes in many directions.

Each connection has a little blues essence leaking onto the floor. All pulsating to the rhythm of the music and going into a power source that looks like a old 1910 power converter that Frankenstein might have used. With the electrical charge going between the two metal antennas.

Everything in the room is bouncing to the music and you see through windows.

We see endless factories with blue smoke bellowing out of their long chimneys wile their moving to the rhythm of the music. ( I got that image from a Max Fleischer cartoon).

As they solo, we see dreams of Juanita and the Blues One walking hand and hand, traveling to famous cities, with selfies next to landmarks, meeting Kings and Queens and sailing on tall ships.

All the while, the one’s creativity, { the blues essence of the music } is being extracted and sucked into the tubes on the other end, and powering this factory. 

Just as all the other factories throughout this alternative universe extract this vital resorse from their captives.

As the bionic blues ones song starts to end, the tubes extract all their creative essence out of their body. 

The One becomes pale blue again. All the machinery that keeps our heroes together, start to seize and fall part.

Almost is if they were Humpty Dumpty, the one’s frail body has been put together for the last time, they slowly explode into hundreds of pieces!

Almost as if each part was an accident within an accident.

As we fade out {like the end of a Looney Tunes cartoon}. The  long arm appears and finds the toggle switch on the amp and turns it off!.

The Camera fades to black as we hear the remnants of their parts settle on the factory floor.

Only to open the spot light again to the bionic blues ones faces on the ground.

 A close up revels a smile and a sigh as they close their eyes to rest  { knowing that somehow} they’ll figure out how to do it all again tomorrow!!


CopyRight 2016

Miguel Weissman

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Chill Out Project

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Aug 292016

All music composed and preformed by Miguel Weissman including using harmonica, flute and sax and Angie Brown’s Vocals and brother Dave { The Love} and Walter Roberti ‘s { Blue Spirit} guitar and Yancey Drew Lamber’s Bongo manipulated though melodyne and other treatments.



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East Of Sweden

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Little Star

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Aug 272016

Little Star will be for live video, Solo and bands.

Even a small star should shine brightly!

I did not edit the video, Just the audio!!!!?? WOW!!

A little ditty in my favorite tunnel in Bayonne New Jersey

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What’s new!

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Dec 232015

Big News, I hired Studio VU LLC to design my studio right! He did Cindy Lauper’s and Grand Master Flash’s recording studios as well as many other notable clients. I will have video and sound ready to record at a moment notice.

Eventually I will do podcasts and compose music. This is a project studio. not for hire. But, if you think you have something I would be interested in, Let me no in about two months {today is august 20th}.

Finally after some tuff physical recovery, I’m starting to practice again and will be taking lesson from Mark Hummel and others to improve my technique on the harmonica.

My Recording studio is almost completed, This will be a project studio to produce my music and other artist I want to collaborate with. No longer open to the public.

I am working on two new albums. I play in many different genres. And I work with many different bands.

So I decided to produce or co-produce these projects with new or original arrangements of tracks I like.

This includes the Brooklyners, two different blues projects, one with brother Dave, electric blues and jump swing. The other with Michaela Gomez and david langlois, prewar blues.

I’m also working on some electronic and worldbeat tracks.

Nikki Armstrong and Greg Baker and I are collaborating on lyrics.

I’m working with Bob Stander and Crag Randel to notable producers.

I’m also remixing two tracks, one is “the boat goes to the bottom” by zap mama and also a track by Afrika Bambaataa.

I’m collaborating with so many musicians that it would be silly to list them here for now.

But I’m looking forward to getting these done in a timely manner, the right way!


I’m working with Nikki Armstrong co writing for her up coming album. We’re also working on a track called “We Declare Peace”!

I’m also working with Sarah Herliani Saputri from Indonesia and her partner on some cool fusion of Downtempo and some of their countries’s indigenous music.


I plan on producing my first full length album this year too. This will focus on my harmonica and feature different groups that demonstrate the different genre and sound I’ve created the music.

Along with the new music written for these projects, I’ve invested in custom harmonicas from Blue moon harmonicas Custom Marine Band 1896, Corian Comb, Set up for Overblows and Overdraws, “Blues Tuning” and Custom Suzuki Manji, Corian Comb, Set up for Overblows and Overdraws, “Jazz Tuning” and Sydel harmonicas costumed by Greg Jones. And costuming two amplifiers and vintages microphones.


1949 Epitome guitar Amplifier
Gibson GA 5 Skylark (1959)
Lone Wolf Harp Train 10
Space Tone 6V6 se Amp
ZT Lunchbox Acoustic 2-Channel Acoustic Guitar / Vocal Amplifier

Vintage Harmonica Microphones
– Astatic JT-30 & W30 B Series Brown Bullet & Brown Bisket
– RCA CX56A (vm828)
– Sure Bullet microphone
– Unidyne 3 5455

– Boss direct box
– Hall of Fame Reverb TC Electronic
– Signal Pad Electro-harmonix
– The Squeal Killer
– Ten Ban EQ MXR
– PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay
– Yellow Fall Delay

1949 Epitome guitar Amplifier

Here is some history I found: “Valco was a prolific manufacturer of guitars, guitar amplifiers, and other musical instruments from the 1940s through 1967”

“In the 1940s, Valco was formed by three business partners and former owners of the National Dobro Company; Victor Smith, Al Frost, and Louis Dopyera. The company name was a combination of the three partner’s first initials (V. A. L.) plus the common abbreviation for company (Co.).

Side Note; Brothers Louis, Robert and John Dopyera previously formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company in 1928. “Dobro” is both a contraction of “Dopyera brothers” and a word meaning “good” in their native Slovak language. An early company motto was “Dobro means good in any language.” (brother John invented the resonator guitar).

Valco manufactured Spanish acoustic guitars, metal-faced resonator guitars, electric lap steel guitars, and vacuum tube amplifiers under a variety of brand names including Supro, Airline, Oahu, National, and others. They also made amplifiers under contract for several other companies such as Gretsch, Danelectro, Harmony, Bronson, Dickerson, McKinney and Kay, and others. In the 1960s they began producing solid body electric guitars.

One of the oldest guitar amp companies on the planet.

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