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Special Guest: Charlie Musselwhite



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Charlie Musselwhite joins Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party for a conversation with the legendary Harp player. Charlie talks about growing up in Memphis and going to the Amusement Park and movies with Elvis Presley and the Memphis Mafia. Charlie remembers his unique childhood that brought him to music and to the blues. Charlie tells Mark about the move to Chicago and trying to find a place in the blues scene, First working in a record store and sharing the stage with Chicago Blues legends Lew Soloff, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and Big Walter Horton. Charlie Musselwhite recent recordings include Grammy nominated releases with Elvin Bishop #elvinbishop Ben Harper #benharper .

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Special Guest: Elvin Bishop



Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party brings in Elvin Bishop singer, guitarist, bandleader, and songwriter. An original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of that group in 2015 and the Blues Hall of Fame in his own right in 2016 Elvin talks about Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite. Elvin discusses searching for a singer for his hit Fooled Around and Fell In Love. Elvin talks about his days at The Fillmore for Bill Graham, and physics! #elvinbishop #paulbutterfieldbluesband #bigfuntrio

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Special Guest: Anson Funderburgh



Mark and Anson talk about meeting BB King and playing with Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, and Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge.

Funderburgh was born in Plano, Texas, United States. Anson was with The Bee’s Knees in 1976 and recorded “Cold Hearted Woman”. In 1977 the Rockets began with Anson, Mark Hickman on Fender bass, David Watson on drums and vocalist Darrell Nulisch. In 1981, Funderburgh released the Rockets’ debut album Talk to You By Hand from New Orleans, Louisiana based Black Top Records. The band consisted of Anson, with Darrell Nulisch on vocals and harmonica. The album included a cover version of Earl King‘s song, “Come On“. Talk to You By Hand was also the first ever release by the record label.

In October 2012, was the first U.S. and European tour of Golden State / Lone Star Revue, an All Star package that included Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty on guitar, former Rockets drummer Wes Starr, bassist Richard W. Grigsby and leader, harmonicist and singer Mark Hummel. The quintet was featured on Hummel’s 2014 release on Electro-Fi Records, The Hustle Is Really On, nominated for a Blues Music Award for ‘Best Traditional Blues Album’ in 2015.

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Special Guest: R.J. Mischo



RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of today’s great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. Mischo has performed at major festivals and night clubs throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Finland, Lichtenstein & Luxembourg, RJ Mischo’s music is drenched in the grease of the juke joint shuffles that have stayed in style since before they called it Rock & Roll.  “Mischo’s magnificent tone, formidable chops, and affable, self-assured vocals…” make him a top entertainer; the kind of entertainer that only 25 years of touring experience will bring to the stage

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Tommy Castro | Live | Ron Thompson Memorial Concert



Tommy Castro performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021.

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Special Guest: June Core



Mark talks with legendary drummer June Core about starting out in music and hating Blues.  After discovering its magic, June went on to play drums for, Robert Lockwood, The Drifters, Terry Hanck, Little Charlie and Charlie Musselwhite. June has traveled the globe playing with the best musicians in the world.  Know as the only man to have tackled Bob Dylan in a hotel hallway, June tells of his amazing life in Blues. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on Patreon . Mark Hummel’s Website Produced by Accidental Productions Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. Seydel Harmonicas Electro Fi Records


Special Guest Peter Albin of Big Brother & The Holding Co.



Mark and Peter Albin founder of Big Brother & The Holding Company talk about San Francisco in the 60’s: Janis Joplin’s impact, and his friendship with Jett Garcia, PigPen and the Jefferson Airplane.  Peter remembers taking Jimi Hendrix to the store for beer, and watching BB King play a night of Gospel tunes the night Martin Luther King was murdered. Peter recalls the night at the Monterey Pop Festival that put the band on the map, and the argument backstage between Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

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Mark talks about & plays Jimmy Reed



Mark sits down and discusses Jimmy Reed’s influence and plays a couple JR tunes.

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Special Guest Barbara Dane



Mark sits down with legendary, folk, jazz and blues vocalist Barbara Dane for a conversation about music, activism and her influence on popular music.  Barbara has performed with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Pete Seeger to Lightening Hopkins and Muddy Waters to Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Barbara talks about being pulled from a Louis Armstrong European Tour by the FBI and playing with Hugh Hefner on Playboy After Dark.

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East Bay Blues Vaults: The musicians, clubs and characters.



Mark tells his story of arriving in Northern California and his journey into the San Francisco Bay Area Blues scene. Mark talks about the musicians, clubs and colorful characters that populated the area and how a young harmonica player from Southern California was able to enter and thrive in this vibrant scene. Mark’s new CD is culled from his extensive collection of recordings from 1976-1988. With contributions from Brownie McGhee, Sonny Rhodes, Boogie Jake, JJ Malone, Cool Papa, Mississippi Johnny Waters and many more.

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