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Charley Musselwhite Blues Band - Stone Blues (1968) [Reissue 2005]

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Charley Musselwhite Blues Band - Stone Blues (1968) [Reissue 2005]

Charley Musselwhite Blues Band - Stone Blues (1968) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vanguard Records/Ace Records (VMD 79287)

When people think of top white blues performers from the 60's, names like Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, John Mayall and Al Kooper come readily to mind. While those guys all have their place in history, so does Charlie Musselwhite. Musselwhite learned the blues straight from old timers like Homesick James and Robert Nighthawk on Maxwell Street in the Windy City. This release, "Stone Blues" is his second solo release on Vanguard Records and while it contains no Musselwhite originals, the ten songs covered here, songs of Walter Jacob, Elmore James and Clay Cotton, provide ample opportunity to hear and enjoy the warm vocals and exemplary harp playing of Musselwhite.

Charlie Musselwhite - The Well (2010) Re-Up

Posted By: popsakov
Charlie Musselwhite - The Well (2010) Re-Up

Charlie Musselwhite - The Well (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 338 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4939

"Rambler's Blues," the shuffling hip-shaker that opens Charlie Musselwhite's The Well, is the most autobiographical statement he's ever made – until you listen to the rest of the record. Despite his large catalogue, this is his first record of all original material. Musselwhite's back with Alligator after a sojourn of 14 years, during which he recorded some stellar material for various labels, including the stellar Delta Hardware for Real World in 2006. Musselwhite is accompanied here by a stellar band: guitarist Dave Gonzales, bassist John Bazz, and drummer Stephen Hodges. His own harmonica playing and vocals are everywhere and top-notch. The most compelling thing about The Well is its lack of pretension; Musselwhite has risen to the task of recording a completely autobiographical album that refuses easy cliches, or resting on laurels; its energy is infectious.

Barry Goldberg - Barry Goldberg & Friends (1991) Recorded 1969

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Barry Goldberg - Barry Goldberg & Friends (1991) Recorded 1969

Barry Goldberg - Barry Goldberg & Friends (1991) Recorded 1969
feat. Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Harvey Mandell, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Hinton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sequel Records | # nex cd 160 | Time: 01:03:00

Two of Barry Goldberg's best albums from the late '60s, Reunion and Two Jews Blues, are combined on this single disc. There's some very hot playing on these two albums, particularly from Mike Bloomfield on Two Jews Blues, but they sound a little dated and don't quite burn as hot as some blues-rock albums from the late '60s. Nevertheless, this does capture Goldberg's two best records, which makes it both a good summary of his peak and a good introduction to his sound.

Charlie Musselwhite - Takin Care Of Business (1968) {1995, Reissue}

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Charlie Musselwhite - Takin Care Of Business (1968) {1995, Reissue}

Charlie Musselwhite - Takin Care Of Business (1968) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 229 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 88 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues | Kent Music Inc. #KCD-8001

Re-issue of "Louisiana Fog". This album was originally released in 1968 by Cherry Red Records and later re-released by Kent Music without the liner notes or personnel information as "Takin' Care Of Business". It was re-released again on CD in 1995, complete with Barry Levinson's liner notes. In them he says: "These sides were recorded live in the studio, the way it's played on stage." He closes with: "This is the true blues, a must for any fan of the blues."

Charlie Musselwhite - Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000)

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Charlie Musselwhite - Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000)

Charlie Musselwhite - Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 450 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 198 Mb
Full Scans | 01:11:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Vanguard Records #VCD 79556

This 20-track collection of Musselwhite's early days shows that even back then the man could blow effectively in a variety of settings. In addition to the groundbreaking recordings he made with his own group, this also includes Musselwhite backing John Hammond on two tracks and a duet with Walter Horton from the Chicago, The Blues Today! sessions – nice additions. Highlights include "Chicken Shack," "Cristo Redemptor," "Cha Cha the Blues," and "I Don't Play." A nice introduction to this blues veteran.

Charlie Musselwhite - Memphis Charlie (1989)

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Charlie Musselwhite - Memphis Charlie (1989)

Charlie Musselwhite - Memphis Charlie (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 390 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues / Chicago Blues / Harmonica Blues
Arhoolie Records #CD 303

Two early-1970s albums compressed on a six-inch disc, Takin' My Time and Coin Back Down South, are a sheaf of benchmark harmonica solos, heartfelt vocals, and fine electric ensemble work trussed up in uncluttered songs. As one title affirms explicitly, Musslewhite favors a slow and steady attack that provides the adrenaline rush of a half-speed roller coaster ride. Celebrated pianist Lafayette Leake contributes his vibrant blues intelligence to several numbers, notably Little Walter's "Take Me Back" and the feel-it-in-the-spine "This Old Nightlife."

Charlie Musselwhite - Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (1992) [Re-Up]

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Charlie Musselwhite - Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (1992) [Re-Up]

Charlie Musselwhite - Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:03
Chicago Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues | Label: Blue Rock'it Records | # BRCD 103

Drummer/label head Pat Ford reunited with Charlie Musselwhite and brought along brother Robben Ford on guitar, producing this return to form. Musselwhite is up to the task in all departments – singing, playing (great tone), and especially songwriting (the title tune and "Seemed Like the Whole World Was Crying," inspired by Muddy Waters' death) – but it had been a while since Robben Ford had played low-down blues (touring with Joni Mitchell, putting in countless hours in L.A. studios), and it may have been wiser to give the guitar chair to Tim Kaihatsu, who by this time had seniority in terms of hours on the bandstand with Musselwhite, above any other Musselwhite alumnus. Pianist Clay Cotton is in fine form. This time out, the deviations (to be expected by now) include Don & Dewey's "Stretching Out," an impressive chromatic harp rendering of "Exodus," and Musselwhite's solo guitar outing, "Baby-O." Easily Musselwhite's best-engineered album yet (nice job, Greg Goodwin).

Charlie Musselwhite - One Night In America (2002)

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Charlie Musselwhite - One Night In America (2002)

Charlie Musselwhite - One Night In America (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83547 | Time: 00:49:55

Charlie Musselwhite continues his prolific four-decade career jumping over to Telarc for his first album of the millennium after spending the '90s recording for Alligator and Virgin. A recap of his formative Memphis roots, Musselwhite receives substantial assistance from guests Robben Ford on guitar (Musselwhite provided Ford with his first gigs when the guitarist was in his late teens), Texas vocalist Kelly Willis, and guitarist/mandolin player Marty Stuart; the last two bring a rootsy, laid back country feel to the album that effectively fuses the swampy C&W, R&B, and blues of Memphis into a cohesive statement. Musselwhite blows unamplified harp on every track, but it's his weathered, understated vocals that infuse these songs with down-home charm. Covers from Jimmy Reed, Los Lobos (the album takes its title from their "One Time One Night"), Ivory Joe Hunter, and Kieran Kane flow beautifully into each other as the artist masterfully blurs the lines between genres.

Charlie Musselwhite - Signature (1991)

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Charlie Musselwhite - Signature (1991)

Charlie Musselwhite - Signature (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4801

Signature is a typically engaging release from Charlie Musselwhite. The harpist runs through a set of modern blues, complete with jazz and funk overtones – indeed, there are two straight jazz instrumentals, "Catwalk" and "What's New?," which showcase his astonishing technique. Not only is Musselwhite in fine form, his band is tight, soulful, and sympathetic, making Signature a worthwhile listen for most blues fans.

Charlie Musselwhite - Delta Hardware (2006)

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Charlie Musselwhite - Delta Hardware (2006)

Charlie Musselwhite - Delta Hardware (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans ~ 89 Mb | 00:40:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Harp | Real World Records #09463 58547 2 5

As authentic as the lines on his forehead and his droopy eyes, veteran bluesman Charlie Musselwhite gets better with age. (At 62, he's a respected survivor with dozens of albums to his credit.) On Delta Hardware the journeyman musician pays tribute to, and revels in, his Mississippi roots. Although he's spent time in Chicago and on the West Coast, for this album of churning swamp and deep Southern blues he taps his formative years in the town of Kosciusko. Musselwhite's poignant voice and crying harmonica convey loss and sadness on the tense, swirling "Black Water," one of two tracks dealing with Hurricane Katrina. His full-bodied, amplified harp cuts like Paul Butterfield and especially Little Walter, two of whose songs he covers here.

Charlie Musselwhite - In My Time... (1993) [Re-Up]

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Charlie Musselwhite - In My Time... (1993) [Re-Up]

Charlie Musselwhite - In My Time… (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 165 Mb
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4818 | 01:02:43

Charlie Musselwhite takes four different approaches on this Alligator release. On two tracks, he turns to guitar, proving a competent instrumentalist and convincing singer in a vintage Delta style. He also does two gospel numbers backed by the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, which are heartfelt, but not exactly triumphs. Musselwhite reveals his jazz influence on three tracks, making them entertaining harmonica workouts. But for blues fans, Musselwhite's biting licks and spiraling riffs are best featured on such numbers as "If I Should Have Bad Luck" and "Leaving Blues." Despite the diverse strains, Musselwhite retains credibility throughout while displaying the wide range of sources from which he's forged his distinctive style.

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues (2020)

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Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues (2020)

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 321 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 5004

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica great Musselwhite join forces for a fun and historic collaboration of front porch blues. Among the most famous bluesmen in the world, with over five decades each of recording and performing, Elvin and Charlie have scanned over 600,000 units combined, despite over two dozen of their releases coming before the advent of Soundscan. Elvin and Charlie are joined by guitar and piano master Bob Welsh (of Elvin's Big Fun Trio) for an infectious set of warm, funky, down-home blues. The relaxed, spontaneous nature of the recordings reveals a unique musical chemistry on nine originals and three well-chosen covers, as the two trade licks and vocals on one of the finest, most memorable recordings of either artist's career.

Charlie Musselwhite - Rough News (1997)

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Charlie Musselwhite - Rough News (1997)

Charlie Musselwhite - Rough News (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 156 Mb | 00:46:57
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Pointblank | # 7243 8 42856 2 3

Harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite falls between the more obvious generations of blues players, younger than its elder statesmen but considerably senior to young hot-shots like Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. How, then, can he find a fresh hook to his music without resorting to attention-grabbing gimmicks? Except for two songs featuring producer/guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Charlie Musselwhite's 1997 album, Rough News, doesn't have any famous guests, but it stands out from the harmonica whiz's long and deep discography nonetheless. Musselwhite has pared down his sound so radically that every instrument has become a rhythm instrument. When these lean, groove-based arrangements are applied to tunes as simple and catchy as "Both Sides of Fence," "I Sat & Cried" and "Natural Born Lover," the results jump at the listener with the bare-basics excitement of early rock & roll.

Charlie Musselwhite - The Blues Never Die (1994) [Re-Up]

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Charlie Musselwhite - The Blues Never Die (1994) [Re-Up]

Charlie Musselwhite - The Blues Never Die (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included
Harmonica Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Vanguard | # VCD 153/54 | 01:18:40

This may be an overview of Musselwhite's career (from the late '60s to the present – with some previously unreleased tracks, including the title cut), but it is not the best introduction to the artist. For that, his Vanguard '60s output is still recommended, along with the 1984 session on Blue Rock'it and Alligator's In My Time.

Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969) [Re-Up]

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Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969) [Re-Up]

Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Vanguard | # VMD 6528-2 | Time: 00:42:06

The addition of jazz pianist Skip Rose gave a new dimension to the ensemble sound, and provided a perfect foil to Charlie's own soloing – especially on the re-take of "Cristo Redentor," extended to 11 minutes, shifting to double-time in spots. Rose's instrumental, "A Nice Day for Something," is a welcome change of pace, and Musselwhite's "Blue Feeling Today" compares favorably to fine covers of Little Walter and Fenton Robinson tunes.