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In My Time [Charlie Musselwhite]

  • 1. Stingaree
    2. Brownsville Blues
    3. Ain't It Time
    4. Big Boat, The
    5. Leavin' Blues
    6. When It Rains It Pours
    7. Casual Friend
    8. If I Should Have Bad Luck
    9. Watson's Excellent Adventure
    10. Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
    11. Midnight Mama
    12. Hear Me Talkin'
    13. Blues, Why Do You Worry Me?
    14. Movin' and Groovin'
    15. Revelation
    16. Beside of a Neighbor
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4818

  • Credits
    ProducerKevin Morrow
    EngineerGary Brandt; Sam Lehmer

    Personnel includes: Charlie Musselwhite (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Andrew "Junior Boy" Jones, Mike "Junior" Watson (guitars), Gene Taylor (piano), Larry Taylor, Felton Crews (bass), Steve Hodges, Tommy Hill (drums).
    Recorded at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, California, and Alpha Studio, Burbank, California.
    IN MY TIME was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
    Personnel: Charlie Musselwhite (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Clarence Fountain, Curtis Foster, Jimmy Carter , Bobby Butler (vocals); Junior Watson, Mike Watson, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones (guitar); Gene Taylor (piano); Thomas Hill, Tommy Hill , Stephen Hodges (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Samuel Lehmer.
    Liner Note Author: Pete Welding.
    Recording information: Alpha Studio, Burbank, CA; Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA.
    Photographer: Peter Amft.
    Unknown Contributor Role: The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama.
    Charlie Musselwhite takes four different approaches on this Alligator release. On two tracks, he turns to guitar, proving a competent instrumentalist and convincing singer in a vintage Delta style. He also does two gospel numbers backed by the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, which are heartfelt, but not exactly triumphs. Musselwhite reveals his jazz influence on three tracks, making them entertaining harmonica workouts. But for blues fans, Musselwhite's biting licks and spiraling riffs are best featured on such numbers as "If I Should Have Bad Luck" and "Leaving Blues." Despite the diverse strains, Musselwhite retains credibility throughout while displaying the wide range of sources from which he's forged his distinctive style. ~ Ron Wynn

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (8/25/94, p.89) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...showcases his diverse talent as a harp player and a singer..."
    Dirty Linen (6-7/94, p.53) - "...includes material reflecting the length and width of Musselwhite's career....This CD is a smooth ride from start to finish..."
    Option (8/94, p.115) - "...This fine collection serves as moment of retrospect for the still-active Musselwhite...As a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and particularily a harmonica player, Musselwhite is a beautifully understated master..."
    Musician (4/94, p.93) - "...Musselwhite has...eased into the role of elder statesman among white blues players...among the most imaginative and tradition-conscious harmonica players of his generation..."
    Audio Magazine (6/94, p.92) - "...the finest amplified blues harp player alive...he blows his harp with an overwhelming instrumental mastery and soaring solos that are pure aural adrenaline for his fans...[IN MY TIME] looks back on his roots..."
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