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Charlie Musselwhite

Biography

Known with the nickname Memphis Charlie, he was a blues harp player, guitarist, and celebrated singer who was simply inspired with the developing rock ‘n’ move movement. He went moonshine, dug ditches, and laid concrete to aid himself while learning to be a musician. He’s of Cherokee ancestry. He wedded Henrietta Henri Musselwhite plus they had one young child together. He motivated Dan Akroyd’s Blues Brothers personality.

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Date Of Birth January 31, 1944
Place Of Birth Kosciusko, MS
Profession Blues Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Henrietta "Henri" Musselwhite
Parents Charlie Musselwhite Jr., Ruth Maxine Musselwhite
Awards Grammy Award for Best Blues Album
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album, Grammy Award for Best Music Film
Movies Blues Brothers 2000, John Lee Hooker and Friends: 1984-1992, The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2, Blue Monday Party: Vol. 1 & 2, The Box Man, Don't Start Me Talkin': The Junior Wells Story, Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary, Delta Rising, Long Gone
Star Sign Aquarius

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game performer: "I Ride At Dawn" / writer: "I Ride At Dawn" - as Charles Musselwhite
Jersey Boys2014performer: "Blues All Night" / writer: "Blues All Night"
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pig Hunt2008performer: "Boonville Crossroads" / writer: "Boonville Crossroads"
Hard Scrambled2006performer: "Ain't It Time?"
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004Video performer: "Worried Life Blues"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Manpost-productionGraves
I'm in I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!2013Video short
Pig Hunt2008Charlie
Blues Brothers 20001998The Louisiana Gator Boys

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dejan2013Documentary short
Long Gone2003Documentary
The Box Man2002Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Wild2007musician: harmonica
Black Snake Moan2006musician
The Box Man2002Short musician: harmonica

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Epic: The Big Bang2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Language of the Night2014Documentary short completed
Born in Chicago2013Documentary post-productionHimself
Take Me to the River2014DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield2013Documentary
Rock in Rio2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival2013TV Special
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest / Himself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself, musician
Cyndi Lauper: Memphis Blues Live2011VideoHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary2009Documentary
Delta Rising: A Blues Documentary2008DocumentaryHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two2007VideoHimself
Chasin' Gus' Ghost2007DocumentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Planet2006TV Short documentaryHimself - Bass Player, Voiceover
Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It on the Mountain2004TV SpecialPerformer
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHimself
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004VideoHimself
23rd Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
John Lee Hooker: That's My Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Searching for Jimi Hendrix1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters: King of the Blues1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary shortHimself
John Lee Hooker and Friends1992TV MovieHimself
Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf2017Documentary post-production

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Blues Album· Ben Harper


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#Trademark
1Delta blues mouth-harp


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