I have been a huge fan of the Delta Blues…and Muddy Waters was a huge part of that. McKinley Morganfield, known as Muddy Waters to me was one of the greatest blues guitarist and the most influential guitarist of all time. His musical and vocal style can not be compared to any other. When you hear his voice, you know that it’s Muddy Waters. Musically, it’s raw, emotional and dark, but yet lively. Musically, Muddy Waters has influenced many artists. Some could say without Muddy Waters, there would be no rock n’ roll. On those hot summer nights, I would play Muddy Waters with my guitar by my side.
I love Muddy Waters’ slide work, his leads and his style of playing. He played from the heart and emotions. The feeling of real life experiences, one can pick up just by listening to his vocals.
I have several of his CDs that were released as collections or greatest hits, but nothing compares to what one would hear on vinyl. They Call Me Muddy Waters is a collections album released in 1977. It’s far from a best of or greatest hits collaboration, but if you’re a fan, then this album is worth to add to your collection.
Sound quality of the record is very good. It’s clean and crisp, which allows the listener to experience Muddy Waters for what he was and how it was meant to be heard. The one track on this record that most should recognize, if “Crawlin’ Kingsnake.” It’s been covered by many artist, including the Doors. Another song that many should recognize is “They Call Me Muddy Waters.”
When The Eagle Flies
It’s All Over
Bird Nest On The Ground
They Call Me Muddy Waters
Find Yourself Another Fool
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