Muddy Waters (blues musician)

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Legal name: McKinley Morganfield


McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer and musician who was an important figure in the post-World War II blues scene, and is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues". His style of playing has been described as "raining down Delta beatitude".

Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar and the harmonica, 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 to become a full-time professional musician. In 1946, he recorded his first records for Columbia Records and then for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.

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

Muddy Waters' music has influenced various American music genres, including rock and roll and subsequently rock.

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1988Mannish BoyMuddy Waters1


1960Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill BroonzyMuddy Waters34
1964Folk SingerMuddy Waters313
1966Muddy, Brass and the BluesMuddy Waters2
1966Down on Stovall’s PlantationMuddy Waters2
1967Super BluesBo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter3
1967The Super Super Blues BandHowlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley33
1968Electric MudMuddy Waters7
1969Fathers and SonsMuddy Waters10
1969After the RainMuddy Waters4
1972The London Muddy Waters SessionsMuddy Waters39
1973Can't Get No Grindin'Muddy Waters54
1974London RevisitedMuddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf1
1974"Unk" in FunkMuddy Waters4
1975The Muddy Waters Woodstock AlbumMuddy Waters4
1977Hard AgainMuddy Waters412
1978I’m ReadyMuddy Waters38
1981King BeeMuddy Waters6
2008Live the LifeOtis Spann with Muddy Waters & His Band1
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
The Mojo ManMuddy Waters1

Album + Compilation

1958The Best of Muddy WatersMuddy Waters10
1970Chicago BoundJimmy Rogers with Little Walter & Muddy Waters3
1971McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1971Back in the Early Days, Volumes 1 and 2Muddy Waters1
1971We Three KingsMuddy Waters / Little Walter / Howlin’ Wolf1
1982Blues Roots, Volume 11: I'm a Country BoyMuddy Waters1
1982Muddy & The WolfMuddy Waters / Howlin’ Wolf2
1983In MemoriamMuddy Waters1
1983Rolling StoneMuddy Waters1
1984Muddy Waters on CHESS, Vol. 1: “1948–1951”Muddy Waters1
1984Muddy Waters on CHESS, Vol. 2: “1951–1959”Muddy Waters1
1984The Original Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters3
1985Muddy Waters (The Chess Box)Muddy Waters1
1986Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy / Folk SingerMuddy Waters2
1987The Muddy Waters Collection: 20 Blues GreatsMuddy Waters1
1988More Real Folk BluesMuddy Waters3
1988Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters32
1988Masters of the Blues: The Best of Muddy WatersMuddy Waters2
1988Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1988They Call Me Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1988They Call Me Muddy Waters: 16 Blues ClassicsMuddy Waters1
1989The Muddy Waters StoryMuddy Waters1
1989Trouble No More: Singles (1955–1959)Muddy Waters55
1989The Chess BoxMuddy Waters1
1989Rollin' StoneMuddy Waters1
1989The Muddy Waters CollectionMuddy Waters1
1990Chicago-LondonMuddy Waters1
1990The Real Folk BluesMuddy Waters2
1990Blues AnthologyMuddy Waters1
1990Muddy WatersMuddy Waters51
1990Rollin' & Tumblin'Muddy Waters1
1990They Call Me Muddy WatersMuddy Waters2
1990The Father of Chicago BluesMuddy Waters1
1990They Call Me Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1990They Call Me Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1991Rare and UnissuedMuddy Waters2
1991Anthology: The Finest RecordingsMuddy Waters1
1991Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1991The Essential RecordingsMuddy Waters1
1992Got My Mojo WorkingMuddy Waters2
1992Blues SkyMuddy Waters1
1992Baby Please Don't GoMuddy Waters3
1992Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 10: Rock MeMuddy Waters1
1992Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 15: Live Action!Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy & Willie Dixon1
1992Down South BluesMuddy Waters1
1992Got My Mojo WorkingMuddy Waters1
1992GoldMuddy Waters2
1992Library of Congress Recordings (1941-1942)/Early Commercial Recordings (1946-1950)Muddy Waters1
1992The Complete Muddy Waters, 1947–1967Muddy Waters1
1992The Muddy Waters Gold CollectionMuddy Waters1
1993Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 39: Funky ButtMuddy Waters1
199328 Great Blues SongsMuddy Waters1
1993AnthologyMuddy Waters1
1993Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters1
1993Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters2
1993The Complete Plantation RecordingsMuddy Waters4
1993The Great Muddy WatersMuddy Waters1
1994One More Mile: Chess Collectibles, Volume 1Muddy Waters1
1994My Home Is in the DeltaMuddy Waters1
1994Double GoldiesMuddy Waters1
1994John Lee Hooker / Muddy WatersJohn Lee Hooker / Muddy Waters1
1994The Very Best of Muddy Waters: The Millenium EditionMuddy Waters1
1995Baby Please Don't Go (Real Blues)Muddy Waters1
1995Chicago Blues Masters, Volume 1Muddy Waters & Memphis Slim1
1995Electric Mud & MoreMuddy Waters1
1995The Original Rollin' StoneMuddy Waters31
1995The BluesMuddy Waters1
1995The Very Best OfMuddy Waters1
1996Rollin' and Tumblin'Muddy Waters1
1996Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters2
1996Muddy Waters at Newport / Muddy Waters LiveMuddy Waters1
1996Mannish BoyMuddy Waters1
1996Mississippi Rolling StoneMuddy Waters1
1996Two Great Guitars / The Super Super Blues BandChuck Berry & Bo Diddley / Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley1
1996The CollectionMuddy Waters1
1997His Best, 1947 to 1955Muddy Waters43
1997His Best, 1956 to 1964Muddy Waters1
1997King of the Electric BluesMuddy Waters2
1997Going Way BackMuddy Waters & Friends2

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