He has often been identified as a "white bluesman". Musselwhite was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi to white parents. Originally claiming to be of partly Choctaw descent, in a interview he said his mother had told him he was of distant Cherokee descent. His father played guitar and harmonica, his mother played piano, and a relative was a one-man band. At the age of three, Musselwhite moved to Memphis, Tennessee. When he was a teenager, Memphis experienced the period when rockabilly , western swing , and electric blues were combining to give birth to rock and roll.
Musselwhite supported himself by digging ditches, laying concrete and running moonshine in a Lincoln automobile. This environment was a school for music as well as life for Musselwhite, who eventually acquired the nickname Memphis Charlie.
Musselwhite immersed himself completely in the musical life, living in the basement of and occasionally working at Jazz Record Mart the record store operated by Delmark Records founder Bob Koester with Big Joe Williams and working as a driver for an exterminator, which allowed him to observe what was happening around the city's clubs and bars. Joe's, with the city's blues musicians, and sitting in with Williams and others in the clubs, playing for tips. There he forged a lifelong friendship with John Lee Hooker ; though Hooker lived in Detroit, Michigan, the two often visited each other, and Hooker served as best man at Musselwhite's third marriage to Henrietta Musselwhite.
Gradually Musselwhite became well known around town. In time, Musselwhite led his own blues band, and after Elektra Records ' success with Paul Butterfield , he released the legendary album Stand Back! Musselwhite even convinced Hooker to move to California. Since then, 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.
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There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Not a goddamn thing. I want to know how can four years seem so long? Lord have mercy, what the hell is going on? Musselwhite really rips on the harp on this up-tempo groove. This version is a completely different hue of blue, slowed down and funky with Musselwhite on slide guitar and Welsh on piano. This is as slow and sad as it must have been after losing your woman and not even able to buy a drink to numb the sorrow.
Movin' And Groovin' Revelation Bedside Of A Neighbor In My Time places the year-old harmonica whiz and blues veteran in a variety of settings: there are two unaccompanied songs, two songs with gospel harmonies from the Blind Boys of Alabama, seven songs with an L. Holding the session together is Musselwhite's imposing personality, dignified and all business.In My Time places the year-old harmonica whiz and blues veteran in a variety of settings: there are two unaccompanied songs, two songs with gospel harmonies from the Blind Boys of Alabama, seven songs with an L.A. blues band led by Mike "Junior" Watson, and five songs with Musselwhite's road trio.