Distinguished by his country roots, harmonica player and guitarist Charlie Musselwhite played with Memphis greats like Furry Lewis and Will Shade before making his mark in Chicago and San Francisco. In 1966, he achieved major crossover success with his debut album, Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite’s Southside Band, featuring a signature cover of Duke Pearson’s “Cristo Redenptor.” Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Musselwhite has guested on albums by Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Tom Waits, and Cyndi Lauper. John Lee Hooker was the best man at his marriage in 1981.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
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