31 January 1944, Mississippi, USA. Musselwhite grew up in Memphis where he was inspired to learn harmonica by hearing Sonny Terry on the radio. In 1962, he moved to Chicago, performing with Johnny Young, Big Joe Williams and J.B. Hutto. He also linked up with another white blues musician, Mike Bloomfield, before the latter went on to join Paul Butterfields group. Musselwhite then emigrated to California, making his first solo recordings for Vanguard Records. From 1974-75 he made two albums for Chris Strachwitzs Arhoolie Records and later cut an instructional record for Stefan Grossmans Kickin Mule. A growing reputation made Musselwhite a favourite on the festival circuits in the USA and Europe. The 1986 release Mellow Dee was recorded during a German tour while Cambridge Blues (1988) was recorded live at Britains leading folk festival for Mike Vernons Blue Horizon Records.
In 1990, Musselwhite joined...
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