Charlie Musselwhite


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Harmonicist

Charlie Musselwhite recalls the day Muddy Waters called him on stage to jam with the legendary bluesman in a small Chicago blues club. It was the beginning of a long and impassioned career in music making. During his NAMM interview Charlie also spoke of his friendship with Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter and the styles of blues he learned from them. During his incredible career Charlie has become a noted studio musician, bandleader and songwriter. His 1967 album “Stand Back” is often listed as one of the most influential blues recordings in history, a fact Charlie is humbled by. “I just wanted to make people feel the music.”