Muddy was booked at colleges and on the nascent festival circuit, but the mega sales enjoyed by bands often playing little more than watered-down versions of the best Muddy Waters songs eluded him. The music takes its lead from Muddy, and everything falls in place behind him. The world of blues and music was never the same again. It is really by little more than luck alone we are getting this cd at all. It is not easy, but do not you worry. It is universally agreed upon that Muddy Waters was singlehandedly responsible for bringing the electric sound to the blues; when he plugged in his guitar on an amplifier, and it howled and screamed.
Year of Release: 1972 Appears in: Rank in 1972: Rank Score: 72 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: Overall band rank: Helpful? Little did they know they were watching a man who would change the face of music and bring the to Chicago. Muddy made further excursions into contemporary rock with After The Rain and Fathers And Sons, the latter so-called because it featured the new generation of blues players, including The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If you're looking for a one disc Chess compilation, Real Folk Blues does the job. His swollen, grandiloquent vocals were an instrument unto themselves and his beefy electric slide playing breathed new life into music heavily influenced by the Delta Blues. Year of Release: 1960 Appears in: Rank in 1960: Rank Score: 501 Rank in 1960s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 5. When Chess Records disintegrated in the mid-70s, Johnny Winter signed him, produced him and got him rediscovered all over again: the version of Mannish Boy which opened his comeback album Hard Again became a new signature song. The best album by Muddy Waters is which is ranked number 2240 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 958.
The profile of Muddy Waters on the front of this album is a classic bit of color portrait photography. Log in to vote 0 votes 0 helpful 0 unhelpful Showing all 1 comments Please or if you want to be able to add a comment. At last Muddy would have a genuine pop chart entry to his name — No. That niggling point aside, this collection part of a two-volume best-of retrospective, the second covering the years 1956 to 1964 sports far superior sound and excellent liner notes. Happily, Muddy performs an excellent voice throughout these performances and he comes across solidly and excitingly.
Fathers and Sons Actually, the performances are surprisingly conservative efforts — certainly not the sort of exciting or fruitful cross-generation, cross-stylistic music one might have been led to expect from the lineup; Waters and Spann and perhaps drummer representing the modern Chicago blues mainstream, Bloomfield, Butterfield and signaling more recent extensions of modern electric blues styles. He had influenced the sound of Chicago Blues, as well as anyone who ever picked up on the music to which he lent his King Midas touch. Order Now from Amazon 1 2 3 4 5 6 His tale of a tough plantation upbringing is well known but it was heartening to know that even late in life he relished thinking about the early days of learning to play blues and performing for hardworking sharecroppers at Saturday night fish fries. Year of Release: 1968 Appears in: Rank in 1968: Rank Score: 211 Rank in 1960s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 7. There has never been anything quite like it, before or after, and when one has heard Muddy Waters from this period, one has simply heard the best blues has to offer. Year of Release: 1964 Appears in: Rank in 1964: Rank Score: 958 Rank in 1960s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 2.
Growing up around the Mississippi Delta blues, Chester Burnett cut an imposing figure at well over 6 feet tall and somewhere around 300 pounds. Included here are the singles and albums released during Muddy's lifetime and the more notable and current live and compilation albums. When famed folklorist Alan Lomax came through the Delta in 1941 looking for Robert Johnson, not knowing the great bluesman was already dead, he found Muddy Waters instead: a young Muddy, pre-Chicago, pre-Chess, pre-Willie Dixon and pre-electric guitar. As with most postwar blues musicians, his recordings were released as two-song until the 1960s, when his record company began focusing on. He died at home just outside Chicago in 1983: the human link between the prewar Delta blues of Robert Johnson and Son House and the blues-based rock of The Rolling Stones, Jimi, Clapton, Led Zep and all who followed in their footsteps.
Waters assembled one of the meanest bands in blues history, the Headhunters, comprised of Little Walter, Baby Face Leroy Foste, and Jimmy Rogers. Year of Release: 1977 Appears in: Rank in 1977: Rank Score: 675 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 3. Your comment: or to comment on this album. Your comment: or to comment on this band. Fortunately for us, they were discovered, preserved and now brought to disc. Muddy made many exceptional albums throughout his career, but none surpass the locomotive chug of At Newport 1960.
Your rating: or to assign a rating to this album. He had influenced the sound of Chicago Blues, as well as anyone who ever picked up on the music to which he lent his King Midas touch. It gives an indication of just how highly the sons regard the father s , and is a Fine tribute to Muddy. As a result, his most celebrated recordings from early in his career are issued on various collections and anthologies, often with significant overlap and duplication. You can hear it somewhat on the recording, but the video of the majority white crowd clapping along as his band cooks through the set reinforces just how transcendent this performance was for its time. This soulful yet blistering set did the trick, and then some — igniting interest in electric blues and sending Waters on his way to all those accolades. Instead, The Mud offered Buddy a sandwich and asked him to be a part of the blues that they had invented.
For years repeated this story. Despite a critical panning, the album sold 150,000 copies in the first six weeks of its release. Whether his easy wry smile was crossing his avuncular face, or he was barking tough warnings in deadly earnest, he knew how good he was. But it is the issued version that by rights should have been the one heard here, as this is supposed to be a true best-of compilation. Electric Mud When Electric Mud was released, it was a huge success, selling 150,000 in the first six weeks.