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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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Gary Smith | Junior Watson | Live | Ron Thompson Memorial Concert



Gary Smith and Junior Watson perform at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021.

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Special Guests: Rusty Zinn and Robert Welsh



Mark talks with long time friends and collaborators Rusty Zinn and Robert Welsh.  The guys talks about their influences and their individual times with legends: Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and their time on the road together. 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: Curtis Salgado



Mark talks with long time friend and Harmonica Blowout veteran Curtis Salgado.  They talk about starting out in music, their influences, and Curtis bringing John Belushi & The Blues Brothers their biggest hit; “Hey Bartender”. 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 Guests Kid Anderson and June Core



Mark, Kid Andersen and June Core talk about the beginnings of Greaseland Studios, and a hilarious discussion of performing and recording with the greats of blues. including: Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Charlie, Terry Hanck, AND Mark.  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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Special Guest Junior Watson Pt 2



Part 2 of Mark’s discussion with West Coast blues guitarist Junior Watson. Junior discusses his influences and his time in and touring with The Mighty Flyers, Canned Heat and many others.  Junior has played in more than 200 recording sessions including sessions with Mark. Junior’s new CD Nothin To It But To Do It is available now.

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Special Guest Junior Watson Pt 1



Mark sits down for a discussion with West Coast blues guitarist Junior Watson. Junior was a founding member of the blues band The Mighty Flyers and performed with the band for a decade. Junior joined Canned Heat and played with them throughout the 1990s. Watson has performed as a backing musician in performances and recordings for Big Mama Thornton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, John Németh, Michael “Pink” Arguello, and Kim Wilson.

Check out Juniors new CD Nothin To It But To Do It

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Mark Hummel Live: The Ron Thompson Memorial Concert



Mark Hummel performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021. As a longtime friend of Ron’s, Mark organized and performed at this ALL-STAR tribute to legendary blues performer Ron Thompson.

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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

Special Thanks to Alan Grossman, Rachel Kumar, Bob Hakins, MJ Stringer for their photographs. Mark Hummel https://markhummel.com

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