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     Charlie Musselwhite
 
 

Born: Jan 31, 1944 in Kosciusko, MS
Genres: Blues
Styles: Harmonica Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Instruments: Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar

Harmonica wizard Norton Buffalo can recollect a leaner time when his record collection had been whittled down to only the bare essentials: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band. Butterfield and Musselwhite will probably be forever linked as the two most interesting, arguably most important, products of the "White blues movement" of the mid-to-late '60s - not only because they were near the forefront chronologically, but because they each stand out as being especially faithful to the style. Each certainly earned the respect of his legendary mentors. No less than the late Big Joe Williams said, "Charlie Musselwhite is one of the greatest living harp players of country blues. He is right up there with Sonny Boy Williams [I], and he's been my harp player ever since Sonny Boy got killed."

It's interesting that Big Joe specifies "country" blues, because, even though he made his mark leading electric bands in Chicago and San Francisco, Musselwhite began playing blues with people he'd read about in Sam Charters's Country Blues - Memphis greats like Furry Lewis, Will Shade and Gus Cannon. It was these rural roots that set him apart from Butterfield, and decades later Charlie began incorporating his first instrument, guitar.

Born in Kosciusko, MS, in 1944, Charlie's family moved north to Memphis, where he went to high school. Musselwhite migrated north in search of the near mythical $3.00-an-hour job (the same lure that set innumerable Blacks on the same route), and became a familiar face at blues haunts like Pepper's, Turner's, and Theresa's, sitting in with and sometimes playing alongside harmonica lords such as Little Walter, Shakey Horton, Good Rockin' Charles, Carey Bell, Big John Wrencher, and even Sonny Boy Williamson. Before recording his first album, Musselwhite appeared on LPs by Tracy Nelson and John Hammond and dueted (as "Memphis Charlie") with Shakey Horton on Vanguard's Chicago/The Blues/Today series.

When his aforementioned debut LP became a standard on San Francisco's underground radio, Musselwhite played the Fillmore Auditorium and never returned to the Windy City. Leading bands that featured greats like guitarists Harvey Mandel, Freddie Roulette, Luther Tucker, Louis Myers, Robben Ford, Fenton Robinson and Junior Watson, Charlie played steadily around Bay Area bars and mounted somewhat low-profile national tours. It wasn't until the late '80s, when he conquered a career-long drinking problem, that Musselwhite began touring worldwide to rave notices. Today he is busier than ever.

- Dan Forte & Al Campbell (All Music Guide)

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Масселуайт Чарли (р. 31 января 1944, Костюшко, Миссисипи) - американский блюзовый певец, исполнитель на губной гармонике.

Родился в Миссисипи, но рос в Мемфисе. С детства увлекался блюзом, познакомился с участниками легендарного блюзового ансамбля MEMPHIS JUG BAND, был принят в круг блюзовых музыкантов города, в котором был первым и долгое время единственным белым. В 1962 переехал в "блюзовую столицу" Чикаго. С гитарой и губной гармоникой выступал на улицах, прежде чем получил возможность выступать в тех же клубах, где тогда выступали отцы-основатели чикагского блюза: Мадди Уотерс (Muddy Waters), Хаулинг Вулф (Howling Wolf) и др. Записанный в 1966 для фирмы Vanguard дебютный альбом Чарли Масселуайта считается классическим образцом чикагского блюза того периода. Вместе с Полом Баттерфилдом (Paul Butterfield) Масселуайт почитается как первопроходец чикагского "белого" блюз-рока. Он продолжает активно выступать и много записывается. Опыт, приобретенный на блюзовой сцене, значительно расширил его исполнительские и стилевые возможности. В 90-х годах принимал участие в записи альбома Джона Ли Хукера (John Lee Hooker). На сегодняшний день Чарли Масселуайт стал одним из лидеров исполнения блюза на губной гармонике, сочетающем в своей музыке традиции с современным звучанием.

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Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=9710 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/charliemusselwhitefanclub Charlie Musselwhite fun club
www.rosebudus.com/musselwhite/ UnOfficial website. Discography, links
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Musselwhite About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Musselwhite About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Charlie Musselwhite - 'Rough News' - 1997, Virgin
 Charlie Musselwhite - 'The Harmonica According To Charlie Musselwhite' - 1979, Blind Pig
 Charlie Musselwhite - 'Up & Down The Highway Live: 1986' - 2000, Indigo
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Michael Osborn - 'A Case For The Blues' - 1993, Blue Rock'It
  как соисполнитель ...
 James Cotton - 'Superharps' - 1999, Telarc
 John Hammond Jr. - 'Wicked Grin' - 2001, Virgin
 John Lee Hooker - 'Boom Boom' - 1992, Pointblank
 John Lee Hooker - 'Hooker & The Hogs. Never Get Out These Blues Alive' - MCA
 John Lee Hooker - 'The Cream' - 1978, Tomato
 Candye Kane - 'Whole Lotta Love' - 2003, Ruf
 Kodo - 'Mondo Head' - 2002, Red Ink
 Otis Taylor - 'Definition Of A Circle' - 2007, Telarc
 Various Artists - 'Alligator Records 35X35' - 2006, Alligator Records
 Tom Waits - 'Blood Money' - 2002, Dora, Epitaph
 


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