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Deluxe Edition: Charlie Musselwhite

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Download links and information about Deluxe Edition: Charlie Musselwhite by Charlie Musselwhite. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:02:01 minutes.

Artist: Charlie Musselwhite
Release date: 2005
Genre: Blues
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:02:01
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. River Hip Mama 4:09
2. Mean Ole Frisco 3:48
3. Blues Got Me Again 4:26
4. Bedside of a Neighbor 2:23
5. When It Rains It Pours 4:18
6. Lotsa Poppa (Previously Unreleased) 3:17
7. Movin' and Groovin' 5:46
8. .38 Special 8:27
9. Mama Long Legs 5:32
10. The Blues Overtook Me 4:42
11. My Road Lies In Darkness 2:42
12. If I Should Have Bad Luck 4:47
13. Make My Getaway 3:44
14. Newport Blues (Previously Unreleased) 4:00

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Calling this retrospective by Charlie Musselwhite a "deluxe edition" may be a little misleading. Twelve of the album's 14 tracks come from three albums he recorded for Alligator in the early '90s. There are four each from Ace of Harps (1990), Signature (1991), and In My Time (1993). The sequencing is beautifully done and representative. The true curiosities are two unissued cuts. The first is "Lotsa Poppa," an outtake from the In My Time sessions. The cut itself isn't such a revelation, but Musselwhite's harp playing and singing is. His delivery is signature in that he is always slow and relaxed yet just underneath. There in the grain of his voice is something else, something that smolders. The final cut here is from Musselwhite's private collection of tapes and it was recorded at home in the early '60s. It features the legendary Will Shade instructing a very young Musselwhite on guitar and singing with him. It's ragged but moving and poetic. This is priceless archival blues history and is a fine bookend. Hopefully this will inspire the bluesman to find a venue to release more of his personal archives in the future.