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  1. mappee
    July 30, 2013

    I met Paul at a recording session. Big Bud a NJ blues artist was not happy with the harmonica on a few tracks and asked Paul to see if he could add the final touches to a few songs. Well not only did Paul agree but laid down some outstanding tracks. He was easy to work with and eager to get things right. On a song titled "Livin & Lax'in" he played licks that surprized even himself, stating, "I've never played like that before"! On a Hendrix cover
    of "Roomful of Mirrors" is where he truly impressed me and everyone in earshot. The song is full of hi-intensity feedback guitars and Paul was adding harmonics and effects that embellished and enhanced. I've never heard anyone else do this with a harmonica.
    At end of session I rewarded him with a harmonica poster he had been admiring.
    I got to spend more time with him at a Woodstock reunion and he was happy camping at the original Max Yasgur farm for a few days. Beautiful fellow he was.

  2. Susan
    October 14, 2013

    Paul David Caruso was a good soul – a fabulous musician, a poet and a prince. He was my best friend – soul mate through much of the late 60s/early 70s when I was often a mess and he helped me keep my life together. We shared many wonderful creative moments, warmth and cosmic laughter in the Chelsea Hotel. I always hoped I'd run into him again and will always hold him near and dear to my heart.

  3. QLR
    November 5, 2013

    I have been enjoying the PBS American Masters Hendrix feature tonight, and saw the recent Paul Caruso interview footage. I remembered Paul from his interview in the ’73 Hendrix doc, which was big part of my high school years in the 80′s. I sadly found this article through a web search. In addition to his great harp on ‘My Friend’, he is also immortalized, by name, as the the guy who told us that we can’t believe everything we see and hear, can we, on ‘EXP’!

    R.I.P., Mr. Caruso.

  4. John Nichols
    December 1, 2013

    Paul Carouso plays along with Jimi on a couple of tracks on West Coast Seattle Boy. I always enjoyed his contribution on the Boyd film…Paul..Rest in peace with Jimi,Mitch,Noel, Buddy,Larry Lee, Chas…………….

  5. Amonymous
    December 2, 2013

    RIP Paul. Does anyone know if Paul did a Dylan impression with guitar and harmonica? I think I heard him on a tape with Jimi where they are working out Dylan's All Along The Watchtower before Jimi released his version. Anyone know the story of their recordings together? Did Paul own a copy? On the tape, it sounds like Dylan but I suspect that it was Paul. The piece was recorded over by them, but snippets can be heard still.

  6. M. Pellechia
    December 16, 2013

    RIP Paul: We briefly worked together in a photo lab on St marks in the late seventies (Photo Projections). I was always a huge Hendrix fan and when I met him his name didn't click. We were developing film in total darkness and talking He was a real nice and genuine person. Then all of a sudden I realized that his voice seemed familiar and it clicked from the movie I had seen a 100 times with him talking about Jimi Hendrix while lying on a bed. I said holy shit Paul your from the Hendrix movie! He was very modest about and told me all kinds of stories after that, it was special to me.

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