Charlie Musselwhite – great blues harp player

I am a great fan of Paul Butterfield, so it is no surprise that another harp player of that era (and still going strong)  also pleases my ears – Charlie Musselwhite.



Let’s listen

‘Stand Back’ was Charlie’s first and very successful album



and compare that with a more recent sound..

‘Gone too long’  from the album ‘Delta Hardware’ (2006)


Pure and simple….’Please Remember Me’




A particularly poignant favourite – ‘Christo Redemptor’


Another old favourite…

Help me..


He enjoys collaborating with other musicians  such as Big Walter Horton, Ben Harper and even the Buena Vista Social Club stars

….with Big Walter first…


with Ben Harper… from ‘All that Matters Now”



and how about this version of Chan Chan -Charlie with the Buena Vista Social Club stars:


With Richard Bargel –    “Mississippi Beat Part I”   2007



** and with his own daughter Layla Musselwhite  – Your Darkest Hour



and here’s Charlie the harp teacher:



~ by Ray Harris on November 9, 2013.

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