MUDDY WATERS

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Muddy Waters was the single most important artist to emerge in post-war American blues. A peerless singer, a gifted songwriter, an able guitarist, and leader of one of the strongest bands in the genre (which became a proving ground for a number of musicians who would become legends in their own right), Waters absorbed the influences of rural blues from the Deep South and moved them uptown, injecting his music with a fierce, electric energy and helping pioneer the Chicago Blues style that would come to dominate the music through the 1950s, ‘60s, and '70s. The depth of Waters' influence on rock as well as blues is almost incalculable, and remarkably, he made some of his strongest and most vital recordings in the last five years of his life.

Waters was born McKinley Morganfield, and historians argue about some details of his early life; while he often told reporters he was
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AnthologyAnthology
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Not Now Uk 2011
$7.88
$10.79 (used)
Hard AgainHard Again
Sony Music Canada Inc. 2011
$3.67
$2.27 (used)
The Best Of Muddy Waters [LP]The Best Of Muddy Waters [LP]
Geffen 2017
$15.85
$18.73 (used)
Folk SingerFolk Singer
Dol 2018
$14.01
$15.37 (used)
Muddy Mississippi Waters Live: Legacy EditionMuddy Mississippi Waters Live: Legacy Edition
Remastered · Extra tracks
Sony Legacy 2003
$11.98
$5.46 (used)
Muddy Waters at Newport 1960Muddy Waters at Newport 1960
Hallmark 2015
$3.74
$5.17 (used)
King Bee (180 Gram Translucent Gold Audiophile Vinyl/Limited Anniversary Edition/Gatefold Cover)King Bee (180 Gram Translucent Gold Audiophile Vinyl/Limited Anniversary Edition/Gatefold Cover)
Friday Music 2019
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MUDDY WATERS Discography

MUDDY WATERS albums / top albums

MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters Sings 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters Sings "Big Bill" (aka Sings The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy)
Blues 1960
MUDDY WATERS Folk Singer album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Folk Singer
Blues 1964
MUDDY WATERS Muddy, Brass & The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy, Brass & The Blues
Blues 1966
MUDDY WATERS More Real Folk Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Real Folk Blues
Blues 1967
MUDDY WATERS Electric Mud album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Electric Mud
Blues 1968
MUDDY WATERS After The Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After The Rain
Blues 1969
MUDDY WATERS The London Muddy Waters Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The London Muddy Waters Sessions
Blues 1972
MUDDY WATERS Mud In Your Ear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mud In Your Ear
Blues 1973
MUDDY WATERS Can't Get No Grindin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Can't Get No Grindin'
Blues 1973
MUDDY WATERS 0.00 | 0 ratings
"Unk" In Funk
Blues 1974
MUDDY WATERS The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
Blues 1975
MUDDY WATERS Hard Again album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Hard Again
Blues 1977
MUDDY WATERS I'm Ready album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Ready
Blues 1978
MUDDY WATERS King Bee album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Bee
Blues 1981
MUDDY WATERS The Original Hoochie Coochie Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Hoochie Coochie Man
Blues 1984
MUDDY WATERS They Call Me Muddy Waters, Featuring Mannish Boy, 20 Blues Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
They Call Me Muddy Waters, Featuring Mannish Boy, 20 Blues Classics
Blues 1988
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters
Blues 1990
MUDDY WATERS Rock Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock Me
Blues 1992

MUDDY WATERS EPs & splits

MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf ‎: London Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf ‎: London Revisited
Blues 1974

MUDDY WATERS live albums

MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters At Newport 1960
Blues 1960
MUDDY WATERS Down On Stovall's Plantation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Down On Stovall's Plantation
Blues 1966
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"Live" (At Mr. Kelly's)
Blues 1971
MUDDY WATERS Rare Live Recordings Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Live Recordings Vol. 1
Blues 1972
MUDDY WATERS Rare Live Recordings Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Live Recordings Vol. 2
Blues 1972
MUDDY WATERS Rare Live Recordings Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Live Recordings Vol. 3
Blues 1972
MUDDY WATERS The Warsaw Session (aka Baby, Please Don't Go. Live At 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Warsaw Session (aka Baby, Please Don't Go. Live At "Jazz Jamboree '76")
Blues 1976
MUDDY WATERS Muddy 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live
Blues 1979
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters, Otis Spann ‎– Muddy Waters And Otis Spann In Concert 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters, Otis Spann ‎– Muddy Waters And Otis Spann In Concert 1958
Blues 1982
MUDDY WATERS Live In Antibes, 1974 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Antibes, 1974
Blues 1988
MUDDY WATERS Live In Paris, 1968 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris, 1968
Blues 1988
MUDDY WATERS Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Blues 1990
MUDDY WATERS Live In Switzerland 1976 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Switzerland 1976
Blues 1990
MUDDY WATERS Goin' Home (Live In Paris 1970) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goin' Home (Live In Paris 1970)
Blues 1992
MUDDY WATERS In Concert (aka I'm Ready - Live!) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert (aka I'm Ready - Live!)
Blues 1994
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters Paris, 1972 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters Paris, 1972
Blues 1997
MUDDY WATERS Master Of The Blues (aka Live In Chicago, 1979) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Master Of The Blues (aka Live In Chicago, 1979)
Blues 1997
MUDDY WATERS The Lost Tapes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Tapes
Blues 1999
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James Cotton ‎: Breakin' It UP, Breakin' It Down album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James Cotton ‎: Breakin' It UP, Breakin' It Down
Blues 2007
MUDDY WATERS Live / Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco 11/04-06/1966 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live / Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco 11/04-06/1966
Blues 2009
MUDDY WATERS Hoochie Coochie Man (Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hoochie Coochie Man (Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club)
Blues 2016
MUDDY WATERS Live At Theatre 1839, San Francisco, May 14th 1977 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Theatre 1839, San Francisco, May 14th 1977
Blues 2016
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton ‎– Live At Tower Theatre In Philadelphia 1977 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton ‎– Live At Tower Theatre In Philadelphia 1977
Blues 2016

MUDDY WATERS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

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MUDDY WATERS The Chicago Super Blues Revisited – Singles As & Bs 1961-1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chicago Super Blues Revisited – Singles As & Bs 1961-1962
Blues 2017
MUDDY WATERS Can’t Be Satisfied: The Very Best of Muddy Waters 1947 – 1975 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Can’t Be Satisfied: The Very Best of Muddy Waters 1947 – 1975
Blues 2018

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Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones : Checkerboard Lounge, Live Chicago 1981
Blues 2012

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MUDDY WATERS Hard Again

Album · 1977 · Blues
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This late in life release from Muddy Waters is a stone cold classic. The version of Mannish Boy that opens the album is among the great album intros of all time, signaling in no uncertain terms that the master of the blues was back. (It was later used to great effect in the movie Better Off Dead.) This was Muddy's first album with Johnny Winters as producer and lead guitarist, and his production work here makes Muddy sound like he's ten feet tall. The backup band includes Muddy's peer Pinetop Perkins on piano, with the great James Cotton on harmonica, guitar work from Winters and Chicago axe slinger Bob Margolin, and thunderous drumming from Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Highlights include the aforementioned Mannish Boy, I Want To Be Loved, and Blues Had A Baby And Named It Rock and Roll. Hard Again was one of the great blues albums of the 1970s and ranks among Muddy's very best.

MUDDY WATERS Electric Mud

Album · 1968 · Blues
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One of the most polarizing blues albums of all time, there is no middle ground when it comes to Muddy Waters’ “Electric Mud”, people either love it or hate it, and either perspective is understandable depending on how you approach it. In 1968, when this album came out, Waters’ album sales were lagging. Meanwhile, artists like Cream and Jimi Hendrix were making big bucks playing music similar to Muddy Waters, only dressed up in the psychedelic garb of the day. Enter some overreaching producers hoping to make Waters more popular with the hippy crowd, and you get this odd album that has Muddy fronting a psychedelic rhythm section borrowed from avant-RnB group, Rotary Connection. With the use of Connection’s musicians, you get one of the best psychedelic guitarists this side of Hendrix himself, Pete Cosey, a man who would eventually go on to join Miles Davis in the mid-70s. Considering Cosey’s presence on here can help determine the best perspective on this album, this may not be Muddy Water’s best vocal performance, but it is a great slice of Cosey’s funky guitar work, a guitarist who was very under-recorded during his often underground career.

The music on here is wild and nasty funk driven blues rock, much more loose than Cream, and more loose than Hendrix’s studio albums too. Think of a cross between early Funkadelic, Sly Stone, Iggy and the Stooges and the MC5 and you might get an idea what this throw together band sounds like. Its no wonder long time Waters fans were turned off when they heard this. The album opens unevenly too, with two funk driven numbers that produce rhythms that are at odds with Muddy’s more blues groove oriented vocals, but after these two missteps, the band and Muddy settle down and start working together better in more of a blues-rock context. The cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Lets Spend the Night Together” is a barely recognizable psychedelic monster with Muddy throwing away any lyrics that don’t fit him. Most of the rest of the cuts on “Electric Mud” work well too, with some exceptions. “Tom Cat” is a good jam, but would have been better without the noodling off key soprano saxophone, and the classic “Mannish Boy” loses some of its primal power to a tempo that is a little too fast.

Apparently Muddy Waters didn't care for this album, which is understandable since it really doesn't sound like its his, but it has been said that Hendrix was enthusiastic about it. It was always obvious that Cosey was influenced by Jimi, but its interesting to find out that the influence went the other way too.

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