Muddy Waters

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Legal name: McKinley Morganfield

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McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".

Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation, near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar at parties, emulating local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. He was recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941. In 1943, he moved to Chicago with the hope of becoming a full-time professional musician, eventually recording, in 1946, first for Columbia Records and then for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.

In the early 1950s, Muddy Waters and his band—Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elgin Evans on drums and Otis Spann on piano—recorded several blues classics, some with bassist and songwriter Willie Dixon, including "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "I'm Ready". In 1958, he traveled to England, helping to lay the foundations of the subsequent blues boom there. His performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 was recorded and released as his first live album, At Newport 1960.

Muddy Waters' influence is tremendous, not just on blues and rhythm and blues but on rock and roll, hard rock, folk music, jazz, and country music. His use of amplification is often cited as the link between Delta blues and rock and roll.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Folk Singer Muddy Waters 9
1965 Going Way Back Muddy Waters 1
1966 Down on Stovall’s Plantation Muddy Waters 1
1967 The Super Super Blues Band Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley 3
1968 Electric Mud Muddy Waters 4
1969 Fathers and Sons Muddy Waters 6
1969 After the Rain Muddy Waters 4
1972 The London Muddy Waters Sessions Muddy Waters 5
1973 Can't Get No Grindin' Muddy Waters 1
1974 "Unk" in Funk Muddy Waters 3
1975 Woodstock Album Muddy Waters 2
1977 Hard Again Muddy Waters 7
1978 I'm Ready Muddy Waters 6
1981 King Bee Muddy Waters 5
1986 Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy Muddy Waters 1
1989 Muddy, Brass and the Blues Muddy Waters 1
1992 Super Blues Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter 1
1993 The Complete Plantation Recordings Muddy Waters 2
1995 Electric Mud & More Muddy Waters 1
1997 King of the Electric Blues Muddy Waters 1
1999 Honey Bee Muddy Waters 1
2000 Country Blues Muddy Waters 2
2000 Got My Mojo Working Muddy Waters 1
2000 Ol' Man Mud Muddy Waters 1
2002 Louisiana Blues Muddy Waters 1
2005 Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 1
2008 Live the Life Otis Spann with Muddy Waters & His Band 1
Double Play Muddy Waters 1
Hard Day Blues Muddy Waters 1
Master of the Blues Muddy Waters 1
Muddy Waters & Otis Spann: Collaboration Muddy Waters & Otis Spann 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 The Best of Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 3
1982 Blues Roots, Volume 11: I'm a Country Boy Muddy Waters 1
1983 In Memoriam Muddy Waters 1
1986 Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy / Folk Singer Muddy Waters 1
1987 The Muddy Waters Collection: 20 Blues Greats Muddy Waters 1
1988 More Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters 2
1988 Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 3 2
1988 They Call Me Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 1
1988 They Call Me Muddy Waters: 16 Blues Classics Muddy Waters 1
1989 The Muddy Waters Story Muddy Waters 1
1989 The Chess Box Muddy Waters 1
1989 Trouble No More - Singles (1955-1959) Muddy Waters 1
1990 Chicago-London Muddy Waters 1
1990 The Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters 1
1990 Blues Anthology Muddy Waters 1
1990 Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 5 1
1990 Rollin' & Tumblin' Muddy Waters 1
1990 The Father of Chicago Blues Muddy Waters 1
1990 They Call Me Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 1
1990 They Call Me Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 1
1991 Rare and Unissued Muddy Waters 1
1991 The Essential Recordings Muddy Waters 1
1992 Blues Sky Muddy Waters 1
1992 Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 10: Rock Me Muddy Waters 1
1992 Gold Muddy Waters 2
1992 Got My Mojo Working Muddy Waters 1
1992 The Muddy Waters Gold Collection Muddy Waters 1
1993 Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 39: Funky Butt Muddy Waters 1
1993 28 Great Blues Songs Muddy Waters 1
1993 Anthology Muddy Waters 1
1993 Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 1
1993 Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 1
1994 One More Mile: Chess Collectibles, Volume 1 Muddy Waters 1
1994 My Home Is in the Delta Muddy Waters 1
1994 Double Goldies Muddy Waters 1
1995 Chicago Blues Masters, Volume 1 Muddy Waters & Memphis Slim 1
1995 The Original Rollin' Stone Muddy Waters 3 1
1995 They Call Me Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 1
1996 Rollin' And Tumblin' Muddy Waters 1
1996 Mannish Boy Muddy Waters 1
1996 Mississippi Rolling Stone Muddy Waters 1
1996 Muddy Waters at Newport/Muddy Waters Live Muddy Waters 1
1997 His Best, 1947 to 1955 Muddy Waters 4 2
1997 His Best, 1956 to 1964 Muddy Waters 1
1997 The Gold Collection Howlin’ Wolf / Muddy Waters 1
1998 Can't Get No Grindin' - "Unk" in Funk Muddy Waters 1
1998 Sings "Big Bill" / Folk Singer Muddy Waters 1
1999 Greatest Hits Muddy Waters 1
1999 The Real Folk Blues / More Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters 2
2000 Take a Walk With Me Muddy Waters 1
2000 Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection Muddy Waters 1
2000 The Essential Collection Muddy Waters 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Mannish Boy Muddy Waters 1
2001 Streamlined Woman Muddy Waters 1
2001 The Best of Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 1
2001 The Anthology Muddy Waters 1
2001 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Muddy Waters 1941-1947 Muddy Waters 1
2001 Blues Men Joe Williams / Muddy Waters / T-Bone Walker 1
2002 The Blues: Rolling Stone: 1941-1950 Muddy Waters 1
2002 Blue Skies - The Best Of Muddy Waters 1
2002 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Muddy Waters 1948-1950 Muddy Waters 1
2002 The King of the Chicago Blues - The Essential Early Muddy Waters (disc 1) Muddy Waters 1
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Muddy Waters Muddy Waters 1
2004 The Best Of Muddy Waters: The Father of Chicago Blues Muddy Waters 1
2004 Feel Like Going Home Muddy Waters 1
2004 A Proper Introduction to Muddy Waters: Mad Love Muddy Waters 1
2004 Hoochie Coochie Man: The Complete Chess Masters, Volume 2: 1952-1958 Muddy Waters 1
2004 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Muddy Waters 1950-1952 Muddy Waters 1
2004 Screamin' and Cryin' Muddy Waters 1

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