64th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album
100 Years Of Blues
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Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards
"To me, the harmonica is like a voice."
- Born Jan. 31, 1944, in Kosciusko, Miss.
- Mississippi-born Musselwhite came to prominence as a harmonica player on the Chicago blues scene in the '60s. He released his debut album, Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band, in 1967. He charted on Billboard's Blues album chart for the first time in 1999 when Continental Drifter reached No. 15.
- Musselwhite earned his first GRAMMY win for Best Blues Album for 2013 for Get Up! with Ben Harper.
- In the 1998 musical comedy film, Blues Brothers 2000, Musselwhite starred as a member of the Louisiana Gator Boys along with musicians such as B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Lou Rawls, Paul Shaffer, and Steve Winwood, among others.