Charlie Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944 in Kosciusko, Mississippi) is an American blues-harp player and bandleader, one of the non-African-American bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. Though he has often been identified as a "white bluesman", he claims Native American and Thai heritage.
Musselwhite was born in the rural hill country of Mississippi. He has said that he is of Choctaw descent, and he was born in a region originally inhabited by the Choctaw. However, in a 2005 interview, he said his mother had told him he was actually Cherokee.
His family considered it normal to play music, with his father playing guitar and harmonica, his mother playing piano, and a relative who 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, electric blues, and some...
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Track listing: Homeless ChildMy Road Lies in DarknessBurn Down the CornfieldTrain to NowhereShootin' for the MoonShadow PeopleSnake SongThe NeighborhoodAliciaSanctuaryI Had TroubleRoute 19 (Attala County, Mississippi)
Track listing: Trail of TearsCold Grey Light of DawnBlues Overtook MeIn a Town This SizeWalking AloneRank Strangers to MeOne Time, One NightIn Your Darkest HourBig RiverAin't It Time?I'll Meet You Over ThereAin't That Lovin' You Baby
Track listing: Chicken ShackNo More Lonely NightsHelp MeCha Cha the BluesChristo RedemptorMy Buddy Buddy FriendsGone and Left MeJukeTennessee WomanI Don't Play, I'll Be Your Man Some DayBlue Feeling TodayEverybody Needs SomebodyLittle by LittleI'm a StrangerRockin' My BoogieO Yea!So Many Roads, So Many TrainsToo Hot to TouchThe Blues Never DieAfter While
Track listing: NoCan't Stay Away From YouVoodoo GardenLittle StarQue Te Parece, Cholita? (What Do You Think, Cholita?)Chan Chan (Charlie's Blues)Sabroso (Delicious)SiboneyMy Time SomedayBlues Up the RiverPlease Remember Me
Track listing: Both Sides of the FenceI Sat & CriedSleepwalkNatural Born LoverDarkest HourHarlem NocturneDrifting BoyRough Dried WomanFeel It in Your HeartRainy HighwayClarksdale BoogieRough News
Track listing: Louisiana FogTakin' Care of BusinessBig Leg WomanRiffin'Leavin'Just a Little BitFell on My KneesDirectly From My HeartFat City
Track listing: StingareeBrownsville BluesAin't It TimeThe Big BoatLeaving BluesWhen It Rains It PoursCasual FriendIf I Should Have Bad LuckWatson's Excellent AdventurePlease Don't Think I'm NosyMidnight MamaHear Me TalkinBlues, Why Do You Worry Me?Movin' and Groovin'RevelationBeside of a Neighbor
Track listing: Hello StrangerSeemed Like the Whole World Was CryingBaby-OStill a StrangerKid Man BluesI'll Get a Break SomedayStretching OutWhere Have All the Good Times GoneGoing Away BabyExodus
Track listing: Blues Got Me AgainMama Long Legs.38 SpecialIt's Getting Warm in HereWhat's New?Hey! Miss BessieMe and My Baby and the BluesCatwalkCheatin' on MeMake My Getaway
Track listing: The Blues Overtook MeMean Ole FriscoShe May Be Your WomanKiddeoRiver Hip MamaYesterdaysHangin' OnHello, Pretty BabyMy Road Lies in DarknessLeaving Your Town
Track listing: Tennessee WomanBlue Feeling TodayA Nice Day for SomethingEverybody Needs SomebodyI Don't Play, I'll Be Your Man Some DayChristo RedemptorLittle by LittleI'm a Stranger
Track listing: My Buddy Buddy FriendsEverything's Gonna Be AllrightMy Baby's SweeterClay's TuneGone and Left MeCry for Me BabyHey BabyJukeShe Belongs to MeBag Gloom Brews
Charlie Musselwhite was born