Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

by RedmanRedman




Robert Johnson may have had the mystic, but Muddy Waters had the sound. The source for much of the rock 'n' roll of the past four decades, his music was also the eye of the hurricane that became known as Chicago Blues, a sound that combined songs of sexual prowess, bittersweet lives in the South, and voodoo powers with raw amplification. The body of Muddy's recordings between the late 40s and early '70s is captured on the definitive, three-CD set MUDDY WATERS. The 72 cuts include well-worn originals like "Mannish Boy," "She's Nineteen Years Old," and "Got My Mojo Working" as well as Muddy's electrifying versions of "I Feel So Good," "Elevate Me Mama," and "Close to You." His guitar style is raunchy but never in-your-face while his vocals are like those of a minister just returned from a trip to hell. Muddy's group of deacons included the best sidemen Chicago had to offer -- most of whom would become blues stars on their own -- pianist Otis Spann, guitarist Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy, and harp players Little Walter, Junior Wells and James Cotton. MUDDY WATERS is the foundation upon which modern blues was made.

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Release Date: 12/10/1996
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0731453347021
catalogNumber: 533470

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