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Charlie Musselwhite — River Hip Mama
Album: Ace of Harps
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Released: 1990
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She's long and tall she weeps like a willow tree
She's long and tall she weeps like a willow tree
She caught me in the woods and weeped all over me
She caught me in the woods and whipped that thing on me
She's a ranger girl man she's long and tall
She's a ranger girl man she's long and tall
She sleeps in the kitchen with her feet out in the hall
She sleeps in the kitchen with her feet out in the hall
She's long and tall she makes me moan and cry
She's long and tall she makes me moan and cry
She's a river hip woman they all wanna get baptized
She's a river hip woman they all wanna get baptized
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Charlie can do no wrong.  True master of the craft.  
 Proclivities wrote:

That riff was employed by John Lee Hooker before any members of ZZ Top were even born.  
 
I think it originates with Slim Harpo's Hip Shake (1966). Maybe the riff predates that, but I think Slim might be the headwater on this one.
 jahgirl8 wrote:
Big women are a fact of life. Shaming them is as bad as shaming a wheelchair bound cripple. If people could choose bodies, we'd all look like Kim Kardashian, but guess what? Kim can barely carry her huge makeup kit which she would never leave behind, but a tall strong woman is like an man and she will carry YOU down the stairs while the place burns.
 
"Wheelchair bound cripple," where do I start.  We cripples have no use for your pity. We  are not bound to our chairs. Our chairs are liberating tools that allow us to move about in the world. "Cripple," is like the N word. Leave it alone unless you are one of us.  We work very hard to not be ashamed of our crippled bodies. You muggles, you casuals, you ableists don't understand it, but your words and attitudes hurt and shame. I have no interest in any of the Kardashians, whoever they are.  Watch the movie "Crip Camp" on Netflix if you want to know who we are. End rant.
Big women are a fact of life. Shaming them is as bad as shaming a wheelchair bound cripple. If people could choose bodies, we'd all look like Kim Kardashian, but guess what? Kim can barely carry her huge makeup kit which she would never leave behind, but a tall strong woman is like an man and she will carry YOU down the stairs while the place burns.
 vandal wrote:

Well, I got a gal, six feet four
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet out the door
My gal is red hot
(Your gal ain't doodly squat)
Yeah, my gal is red hot
(Your gal ain't doodly squat)
Well, she ain't got no money
But man, she's a-really got a lot


 
Reminds me of the song Big & Hot from the Boston MA jump band The Love Dogs:

Well I got me a girl she stands six feet tall
And the way she loves me shakes the paint off the wall
When I give her a kiss in just the right spot
I know my baby's so big & hot

Well that girl's home cookin' it ain't nothin' but the best
But Lord sometimes we can make such a mess
She wakes me up at 7:30 on the dot
But I love eatin' breakfast when it's big & hot

So much fun music on that album!
If you like harp blues, check out Carlos Del Junco too. Screaming on the reeds!
RIVER HIP GODLIKE  {#Tongue-out}
Charlie HUSTLEwhite ... yippee!
Damn, where has this been all my life? Love how RP teaches me something new every time.
Awesome!
This album is brilliant from beginning to end. He lets his band play and boy are they good. Worth picking up.
Now you are cookin'
YAAASSS!{#Bananajam}
WOOO-HOOOO OUTSTANDING  : )    (love when psd rewards me with wicked bits like this)
 Proclivities wrote:

That riff was employed by John Lee Hooker before any members of ZZ Top were even born.

 
John Lee, ZZ, Charlie . . . doesn't matter to me. It's a real toe tapper!
 catsoup wrote:
Aw, man that's heartless. ZZ Top only has three different songs and you just stole one of them.
  mgkiwi wrote:
Nice little La Grange riff going in the background!! 

 
That riff was employed by John Lee Hooker before any members of ZZ Top were even born.  
I thought it was mister "super harp", James Cotton. But Charlie M does a very nice job.  
Reminds me of Mark Wenner and the Nighthawks.  good sounds from back in the day in College Park!
... love that harp intro...
{#Bananajumprope} {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Bananasplit} {#Drummer}  having a little party here, love the blues - thanks RP!
Now I'm wide Awake to RP's good stuff YEAH!!!!
no more treacley gahbaaage, I can finally enjoy the ride, the southern winds of Mr Musselwhite's lil glory box 
 RobK wrote:

Please don't mention that band again. I grew up in the 80's and am still slowly recovering from being exposed to "music" like that during all those formative years. Damned MTV. Charlie, you rule.
 
I love ZZ Top   {#Eek}
Nice little La Grange riff going in the background!! {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
 RobK wrote:

Please don't mention that band again. I grew up in the 80's and am still slowly recovering from being exposed to "music" like that during all those formative years. Damned MTV.

Charlie, you rule.
 

Go back to their early music- even before Tres Hombres. Loved them back then. They just got lazy and lost their way. Not the first band  to do that.

Loving this, by the way.
more r&b please! {#Sunny}
"She's a river hip woman they all wanna get baptized"

I don't know what he's talking about...

Dig it.
Canned Heat right ?

Well, I got a gal, six feet four
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet out the door
My gal is red hot
(Your gal ain't doodly squat)
Yeah, my gal is red hot
(Your gal ain't doodly squat)
Well, she ain't got no money
But man, she's a-really got a lot


 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I wish the guy from Blues Traveler would listen to this. 
 
Right!  It's not how MANY notes you play, dude.

YEAH BABY!!!
SOMEBODY STOP ME!!!!!
{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Devil_pimp}
Charlie twice in one day.....rare.....but nice!
Ho hum
 RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
That's Charlie's harp you hear on INXS' Suicide Blonde
 
Thanks for that info, Charlie certainly added considerable impetus to a great rock track.

That's Charlie's harp you hear on INXS' Suicide Blonde
I wish the guy from Blues Traveler would listen to this. 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}
eight bananas and climbing
"Ace of Harps" indeed, that's one wicked harpoon!  {#Good-vibes}

 Pyro wrote:
Nobody plays the cricket like Charlie....
  Charlie does play a sweet harp, Rod Piazza is another, give him a listen if ya haven't heard him. Its Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers



I just wanna Bang the Drum.....all Day!  {#Drummer}
Nobody plays the cricket like Charlie....
Charlie M was first - one of the original blues/rock pioneers...ZZTop were heavily influnced by these guys...
Jelani wrote:
This is "Cheap Sunglasses" right?
Closer to "La Grange"!
Jelani wrote:
This is "Cheap Sunglasses" right?
Nope, they are Bausch and Lomb with 18K frames and polarizing filters
This is "Cheap Sunglasses" right?
Charles has a great drummer on this cut. :drummer: :smile:
:dance:
catsoup wrote:
Aw, man that's heartless. ZZ Top only has three different songs and you just stole one of them.
Please don't mention that band again. I grew up in the 80's and am still slowly recovering from being exposed to "music" like that during all those formative years. Damned MTV. Charlie, you rule.
C.M. About time too!!!!
Aw, man that's heartless. ZZ Top only has three different songs and you just stole one of them.
I LOVE IT. WHERE'S MY BANANA? :dancingbanana: