CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE: Interview by Billy Hutchinson

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Since the release, in 1966, of 'Stand Back', Charlie Musselwhite has recorded over 20 albums and received 18 WC Handy Awards and 6 Grammy nominations. In a career now running into it's 5th decade he's played with all the greats (John Lee Hooker was the Best Man at his wedding!) and pushed the boundaries of what blues harp is all about - check out his Latin tinged 'Continental Drifter' from 1999 or his playing on Tom Wait's 'Mule Variations'.

Despite an admirably self deprecating attitude - "I only know one tune, and I play it faster or slower, or I change the key, but it’s just the one tune I’ve ever played in my life. It’s all I know" - he really is one of the greats. With the release of his new, gritty and hard edged 'Delta Hardware' album, Charlie's in town playing at the Jazz Cafe. Billy Hutchinson asked him about the new CD...

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