CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE'S SOUTH SIDE BAND - Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band (1967) &CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE BLUES BAND - Tennessee Woman (1969)
Charles Musselwhite is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the white bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. He has often been identified as a "white bluesman". Musselwhite was reportedly the inspiration for Elwood Blues - the character played by Dan Aykroyd in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band is the 1967 debut album of American blues-harp musician Charlie Musselwhite, leading Charlie Musselwhite's Southside Band. The Vanguard Records release brought Musselwhite to notability among blues musicians and also helped bridge the gap between blues and rock and roll, musically and in marketing. With rough vocals and notable performances on harmonica, guitar and bass guitar, the album was critically well received. It introduced Musselwhite's signature song, his cover of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redemptor".
Tennessee Woman is one of the few early Charlie Musselwhite releases with Tim Kaihatsu on guitar, who passed away recently in April of this year. This CD has a long version of Christo Redemptor showcasing the band members, sometimes getting jazzy. Each musician is given free reign, and as is typical in Charlie's music, nobody steps over each other. A "must" have for Musselwhite and blues fans.
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