Re: Ben Harper:
posted at 2/1/2013 3:17 PM EST
In response to devildavid's comment:
Where did this information come from that said Musselwhite is the only harmonica player ever inducted into the Rnr HOF. I can't find his name on the list of inductees. Was he inducted as part of a group?
I also found that harmonica player Little Walter Jacobs was inducted into the RnR HOF as a sideman.
BTW, I forgot to say in the OP, that the album was recorded on STAX / Concord Music Group. It is Harper's first album on that label, in fact. I remember that STAX was one of the favorites in the recent labels thread, so I wanted to be sure to mention it.
As for the reference, I had to close some of the open tabs on my browser, as it was going to crash if I didn't, after reading up on the album, but I just remembered where I saw the quote about the RnR HoF -- it was in Mother Jones.
MY BAD. In re-reading it, I can see I made an error, as the artist who was inducted was Little Walter, indeed. Too much speed reading is never a good idea. :(
Thank you for noticing, as I am nothing if not thankful for being corrected for inaccurate information. Here is the exact spot:
"Born in Mississippi, Musselwhite has long been a leading exponent of the driving blues style pioneered by Little Walter, the only harmonica player ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
Musslewhite made it into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.
And not for nothin', I don't think I've ever seen more reviews filled with such lavish accolades or a bigger love affair between reviewers and musicians than I've seen for "Get Up" and Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. Critics and bloggers are gushing all over it.
For anyone who's interested in pursuing the album: