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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: Billy Flynn



Mark talks too long time friend and midwest blues guitar legend Billy Flynn. Billy Flynn was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[1][3] In 1970, a local blues club opened and Flynn was inspired by the music provided there by Luther Allison, Johnny Littlejohn and Mighty Joe Young. Flynn was fortunate to be spotted playing outside the venue by Jimmy Dawkins, who arranged for Flynn to play with him on stage.[4] Flynn joined Dawkins’s backing band in 1975, and he played and toured with them until the end of the decade.Flynn also worked locally during this period and played alongside Sunnyland Slim. In the early part of the 1980s, Flynn was a member of the touring ensemble Jim Liban and the Futuramics.[4] In the late 1980s, he joined the Legendary Blues Band. He also played with Mississippi Heat. In addition to his own work and works mentioned later, he has worked and recorded with Bryan Lee, Little Smokey Smothers, Mark Hummel, Willie Kent, Snooky Pryor, Big Bill Morganfield, John Brim, Jody Williams, Little Arthur Duncan, Deitra Farr, and Billy Boy Arnold.

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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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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 Guests Gary Smith & Aki Kumar



Mark sits down with old friends Gary Smith and Aki Kumar and talks more about their careers, influences, and playing on Mark’s Harmonica Blowouts.

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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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Special Guest Wes Starr Pt 2



In part 2 of Mark’s discussion with legendary drummer Wes Starr, they talk about Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, The Flatlanders, reuniting with Omar and The Howlers and recording with Anson Funderburgh and forming the Golden State Lone Star band.

Wes also hosts “Wes Starr’s “Deep Blues and Beyond” each week on The Rock 97.3 in Morro Bay, California and can be heard on demand at Wes Starr’s Deep Blues and Beyond

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Special Guest: Wes Starr Pt 1



In this episode of Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party, Mark sits down with legendary drummer Wes Starr to talk about his career that started in Rome, Georgia and has taken him worldwide. Wes’ resume includes playing with: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Buffet, Delbert McClinton, Hal Ketchum, Blaze Foley, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Bob Dylan, Kim Wilson, Joe Ely, Omar and the Howlers, Asleep At The Wheel, Anson Funderburgh Jimmy Vaughn our own Mark Hummel and TINY TIM !

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Special Guest Steve Freund Pt. 2



Mark sits down for Part 2 of his talk with with blues guitar legend Steve Freund. Steve talks about moving to California and working with Paul Butterfield, Boz Scaggs, James Cotton among others and producing Mark’s album Heart of Chicago.

Special Thanks to Bob Corritore for his photographs

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Special Guest: Steve Freund Pt 1



Mark sits down with blues guitar legend Steve Freund to talk about his career and blues history. Steve began his career in Chicago with Hubert Sumlin, Lee Jackson, Homesick James, Louis Myers, and many others. He spent two years working with Big Walter Horton and Floyd Jones, and in 1978 he became Sunnyland Slim’s main guitarist. Freund is the consummate piano accompanist working with Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Walker, Henry Gray, Erwin Helfer and many more. Steve spent nine years working with harmonica legend James Cotton. Steve tours internationally and has played with and opens shows for Boz Scaggs.

Special Thanks to Bob Corritore for his photographs

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