Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Win Blues Grammy

(The Blues) Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite has won the 2014 Grammy for Best Blues Album. The record was up against four other nominated titles:

James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa's Seesaw, Bobby Rush's Down In Louisiana and Remembering Little Walter by Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia and James Harman.

Get Up! was released in January 2013 after Harper and veteran Musselwhite collaborated on 15 tracks, 11 of which appeared on the standard LP. They first worked together on John Lee Hooker's 1998 album The Best Of Friends.

Musselwhite told Metro.us last year: "We really just locked in even John Lee was saying, 'Man, you guys sound so good together, you ought to do more.' And we knew it too." More including video.

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