Grammy nominated for 2010 Traditional Blues Album Of The Year! Harp legend returns to the foot-stomping blues of his heyday, with 13 gritty, intensely personal Musselwhite originals driven by his haunting vocals and fiery, graceful harmonica playing. Two tracks feature Charlie on guitar, and Mavis Staples guests on the gospel-ized blues "Sad & Beautiful World." "Superb, original and compelling...Harmonica master Musselwhite sets the standard for blues"--Rolling Stone
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2010 Grammy Nominated For Best Traditional Blues Album Of The Year
Charlie Musselwhite: Vocals, harmonica, guitar on Sorcerer’s Dream and Good Times
Dave Gonzales: Guitars, second vocal on Cook County Blues
John Bazz: Electric and upright bass
Stephen Hodges: Drums and percussion
and Mavis Staples: Vocal on Sad And Beautiful World
Produced by Chris Goldsmith
Recorded and mixed by Jimmy Hoyson
Recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood CA
Additional recording at Big Fish Studios, Olivenhain CA and The Compound, Long Beach CA
Mixed at Big Fish Studios
Assistant engineers: Graham Hope, Mike Glines and Matt VanAllen
Mastered at Lurrsen Mastering by Gavin Lurrsen, assisted by Reuben Cohen
Cover photo by Teresa Nelson, all other photos of Charlie by Stefan Falke
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman
Mavis Staples appears courtesy of Anti- Records.
Charlie Musselwhite plays Seydel Harmonicas, harmonica mics from Blowsmeaway Productions, Sonny Jr. Amps and Gibson guitars.
Special thanks to: Henri Musselwhite, Mavis Staples, Bruce Iglauer, Dave Bartlett and Matt Cornell, Andy Kaulkin, Paul Warhoff, Glenn Dennler, Scott Bomar, Rupert Oysler, Rick Hadley, Mario Flores, Jim Romain, June Core, Mike Phillips, Anthony Arvizu, Matt Stubbs, Shelley Ritter, Panny Mayfield, Bill Talbot, Delta Blues Museum and all the folks at The Rosebud Agency.
In memory of Papa Frisco.