Personalities | Charlie Musselwhite | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

(Harmonica, vocals, guitar, b. 1944)

Often compared to his contemporary Paul Butterfield, Musselwhite has an exceptionally fluid and melodic harmonica style that places him head and shoulders above most competitors. He debuted on record in 1967 and has remained faithful to the Chicago style in his own projects and in supporting work for Elvin Bishop, Big Joe Williams, John Hammond Jr., Junior Watson and others. Musselwhite also gave brothers Robben and Pat Ford their start in the blues business in 1974. He staged a comeback in 2004 with a highly promoted album.

Styles & Forms | Seventies | Jazz & Blues
Personalities | Oregon | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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