Charlie McCracken

The classic line-up of Rory Gallagher's Taste featuring bassist Richard "Charlie" McCracken and drummer John Wilson waxed two seminal studio sides along with a couple of archival live slabs which traversed blues, jazz, and hard rock. A fluid bassist who intuitively left space for Wilson and Gallagher to shine, McCracken often doubled Rory's trills, hammer-ons, and glissandos, thereby creating a massive sound which, to my ears, rivaled The Experience and Cream.