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R.I.P. Sandy German
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:22:49 PM »
It is with sadness that just today I have learned that my friend, Sandy German of Cinncinnati Ohio, has passed on March 16, 2019. I met Sandy when I was 15 years old, at the 1980 Rubber Capital Harmonica Club Festival, held at Quaker Square Mall, in Akron Ohio. Sandy had not played with bass and chord harmonicas before, and was thrilled to play with myself on chord and Herb Eck on bass.  Sandy and I were friends ever since.

Sandy was a member of SPAH - the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica. In 2003, Sandy was awarded SPAH’s Pete Pederson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Sandy German, age 87, passed away March 16, 2019, beloved husband of 66 years of Lee German, devoted father of Ron (Peggy) German, Mark (Julie) German, Laura (Michael) German Samuels and Robert (Brent Carter) German, dear brother of Jack (Sheila) German and the late Sid and Bill German, loving grandfather of Seanna German, Rachel Samuels and Danny Samuels, great grandfather of Kristen and Ryan Lewis. Services Weil Funeral Home, 8350 Cornell Rd., Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00PM. Shiva will be observed Tuesday afternoon, immediately following the interment at The Kenwood, 5435 Kenwood Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to National Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati (www.Kidney.org) would be appreciated. Weilfuneralhome.com
—originally published in the Cinncinnati Enquirer
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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 11:38:00 PM »
Sad to hear that George,

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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 11:52:14 PM »

I really only know him by name--
RIP, brother . . .

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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 02:02:08 AM »
He was one of my wife's favourite players.

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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 09:23:47 AM »
Always sad to hear of a lost friend.

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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 09:44:29 AM »
Had the pleasure of meeting Sandy at SPAH in '83 and remember his performance of a jazz composition for flute (the name of which escapes me at the moment) and another piece called Irelandaise. I found his rendition of 'Sunny', performed with I think Danny Wilson on bass and possibly Bud Boblink on chord to be inspiring. We shared a table with Robert Bonfiglio at the gala dinner at SPAH '98. Vale' Sandy.
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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 09:44:43 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnVQQKqUe9s
I really only know him by name--
RIP, brother . . .


  Big thanks for this link , speaks for itself and the man , RIP .

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Re: R.I.P. Sandy German
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 10:45:58 AM »
I met Sandy when he dropped in on a club meeting and played a few tunes at the Rubber Capital Harmonica Club sometime around 1980. He was my first harmonica hero.
Here's a few videos I shot

https://youtu.be/JqAzy3Rtlh0

https://youtu.be/rYSu8MK9rog

https://youtu.be/Z6HZMJ2-BRw

https://youtu.be/g8dCvQkPNUI

https://youtu.be/8hABRWayqQg

https://youtu.be/Tt3b-0AZZPk

https://youtu.be/8mYkhwezI2c