Published Dec 18, 2012For Ben Harper's latest album, the songwriter teamed up with blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite for the collaborative Get Up!, due out January 29 via Stax/Concord Music Group. You can get a taste of Harper and Musselwhite's partnership by checking out the title track.
This six-minute-plus song is a gospel-tinged blues track that boasts a sparse arrangement anchored by a steady rhythm section and punctuated by guitar and harp leads. Take a listen below.
Get Up! was co-produced by Harper, along with Chris Goldsmith, engineer Sheldon Gomberg and Harper's bandmates. It represents the culmination of years of collaboration between Harper and Musselwhite; the pair met in 1996 and first worked together the following year.