Album Review: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - "Get Up!"
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
For Ben Harper, the blues have always been within arm’s reach. His latest collaboration with bluesman Charlie Musselwhite,Get Up!, finally allows Harper the time and space to deal with the blues—on his terms. The two players first met during a session with boogie-king John Lee Hooker more than a decade ago and have been occasional collaborators since. Both Harper and Musselwhite seem to have a profound effect on the other. The gritty and soulful sound of Musselwhite’s harp adds authenticity to the group, while Harper’s songs give “Memphis” Charlie more than a 12-bar form to explore. more»