Charlie Musselwhite is one of Mike Bloomfield’s best-known pupils, who in the early 1960s had more or less the same role in the US (at least for white bluesmen) as John Mayall played in Great Britain – he was an educator for entire generations of outstanding musicians. Charlie Musselwhite began his musical journey at a time when, especially living in Chicago, you could see and play with the legends of the genre. Recognized as a world star of the blues harmonica, he is the co-author of the historical for the blues album “Stand Back! Here Comes Charles Musselwhite’s Southside Band. ” He has recorded countless albums. He also became a role model, which was repeatedly emphasized by Dan Aykroyd, his character in the famous film “Blues Brothers”. Musselwhite appearing for the moment on stage in the sequel – “Blues Brothers 2000”.
Musselwhite is a legend of the blues, a harmonica master, with dozens of excellent records to his credit.
Musselwhite has released over 20 albums and has been a guest performer on albums by many other musicians, such as Bonnie Raitt’s Longing in Their Hearts and the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Spirit of the Century, both winners of Grammy Awards. He also performed on Tom Waits’s Mule Variations and INXS’s Suicide Blonde. He has won 14 Blues Music Awards, has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Monterey Blues Festival and the San Javier Jazz Festival, in San Javier, Spain, and received the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
In 1979, Musselwhite recorded The Harmonica According to Charlie Musselwhite in London for Kicking Mule Records, intended to accompany an instructional book; the album became so popular that it was released on CD. In June 2008, Blind Pig Records reissued the album on 180-gram vinyl with new cover art.