1971 Charlie Musselwhite – Takin’ My Time

Takin’ My Time is the sixth album by Charlie Musselwhite, released in 1971.

Charles Douglas “Charlie” Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944) is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the white bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield, or bands such as Canned Heat. He has often been identified as a “white bluesman”.Musselwhite was reportedly the inspiration for the character played by Dan Aykroyd in the Blues Brothers.


1It Ain’t Right (Walter Jacobs)3:55
2Love Me Or Leave Me (Percy Mayfield)6:23
3Finger Lickin’ Good (Charles Musselwhite)3:58
4Two Little Girls (William E Rose)3:40
5Up And Down The Avenue (Charles Musselwhite)2:40
6Highway Blues (Charles Musselwhite)4:56
7Wild, Wild Woman (Johnny Young)5:00
8Takin’ My Time (Charles Musselwhite)10:48



BassGerald Pedersen
DrumsPatrick Ford
GuitarRobben Ford
PianoWilliam Rose
HarmonicaCharlie Musselwhite
VocalsRobben Ford
VocalsCharlie Musselwhite

Liner Notes

Producer – Chris Strachwitz
Engineer – Bob De Sousa

Liner Notes, Photography By (Liner) – Chris Strachwitz
Photography By (Cover) – Hank Lebo

Recorded at Sierra Sound Laboratories; Berkeley, Ca.