Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite "Get Up!"
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.