Ace of Harps

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All Music Guide - Dan Forte
"This is the best band I've ever had," Musselwhite proclaims on the back of this LP; longtime fans would find that debatable. Rather than schooled on the Chess sounds that provided Charlie with his foundation, these guys play a Malaco strain of blues, and Tommy Hill is simply one of the busiest read: obnoxious drummers anywhere. A "Boogie Chillen" takeoff "River Hip Mama" is surprisingly not just same-old, same-old, but for the most part the funkified blues contrasts sharply with the album's two most poignant numbers, the jazz standard "Yesterdays" with Charlie on chromatic, borrowing from trumpeter Clifford Brown's "strings" album and "My Road Lies in Darkness" -- just ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dan Forte
"This is the best band I've ever had," Musselwhite proclaims on the back of this LP; longtime fans would find that debatable. Rather than schooled on the Chess sounds that provided Charlie with his foundation, these guys play a Malaco strain of blues, and Tommy Hill is simply one of the busiest read: obnoxious drummers anywhere. A "Boogie Chillen" takeoff "River Hip Mama" is surprisingly not just same-old, same-old, but for the most part the funkified blues contrasts sharply with the album's two most poignant numbers, the jazz standard "Yesterdays" with Charlie on chromatic, borrowing from trumpeter Clifford Brown's "strings" album and "My Road Lies in Darkness" -- just Charlie and his acoustic guitar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/1990
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551478126
  • Catalog Number: 514781
  • Sales rank: 58,100

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Blues Overtook Me (4:41)
  2. 2 Mean Old Frisco (3:45)
  3. 3 She May Be Your Woman (8:44)
  4. 4 Kiddeio (4:41)
  5. 5 River Hip Mama (4:16)
  6. 6 Yesterdays (5:11)
  7. 7 Leaving Your Town (3:15)
  8. 8 Hangin' On (3:28)
  9. 9 Hello, Pretty Baby (3:35)
  10. 10 My Road Lies (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Musselwhite Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Thomas Hill Drums
Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones Guitar, Electric Guitar
Artis Joyce Bass
Jimmy Pugh Keyboards
Tommy Hill Drums
Technical Credits
Jerome Kern Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Bruce Kaphan Engineer
Matt Minde Cover Design
Tom Goyne Mastering
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