Borrah Minevitch & His Harmonica Rascals
1920 to 1960
Borrah Minevitch (sometimes spelled Minnevitch; November 5, 1902, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tsarist Russia - June 26, 1955, Paris, France), born Boruch Minewitz, was a notable harmonica player, actor, and leader of his group The Harmonica Rascals. The Harmonica Rascals, an ensemble of approximately ten pieces, recorded for Brunswick Records in 1933, and later for Decca Records where Minevitch hired Richard Hayman as an arranger for the Rascals. (Hayman later worked as an arranger for MGM and the Boston Pops Orchestra.