His importance for young musicans was documented in the album "Fathers and Sons" where Muddy Waters, the father, played together with his sons Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield and Donald "Duck" Dunn, all of them white. Hits from the beginning of the 1950s were Louisiana Blues (1951), Long Distance Call (1951), Still A Fool (1951) and She Moves Me (1952). He learned to play the harp and played together with other musicans in juke joints and for parties. On April 30, 1983 Muddy Waters died in his sleep from Heart Failure, at his home in Westmont, Illinois. There he had the chance to record two sides(Gypsy Woman/Little Annie Mae). He recorded I Can't Be Satisfied and I Feel Like Going Home, which were successful in the Chicago area. [2], The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four songs of Muddy Waters of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. This was model for later guitarist. Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983) was an American blues musician. Unlike T-Bone Walker, who also used an electric guitar, Waters used riffs consisting of only few accords. A lot of his songs was covered by other great musicians. (I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (1954), Just Make Love To Me (1954), Mannish Boy (1955), Trouble No More (1956) ) Muddy Waters also played outside the USA. [1] On February 12, 1997, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies. Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983) was an American blues musician. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Muddy Waters is the third studio album from American rapper Redman, released December 10, 1996 on Def Jam Recordings. [8], Muddy Waters debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, becoming his second number one on the chart. 1958 he played some concerts in Great Britain with Chris Barber. With his own band he recorded now and had success. Muddy Waters is considered to be one of the greatest bluesmen of all time, and in 2004 he was ranked #17 in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He worked in a papermill and played and got a reputation as musican. The album was also certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceding shipments of 500,000 copies. He is also … [5], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Members of Muddy Waters Band/Musicans during recordings, Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection, Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Muddy_Waters&oldid=7112523, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, "I Live the Life I Love (I Love the Life I Live)", "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had". A lot of musicians who played in his band later were stars of the blues scene themself. I Feel Like Going Home This song is by Muddy Waters and appears… on the album Folk Singer (1964) on the album King Bee (1981) He played great festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival. Even commercials used them. Sunnyland Slim took him along as he recorded for Aristocrat Records. The music was used in movies (especially in longtime fan Martin Scorsese's movies, including The Color of Money, Casino and Goodfellas). [1] The album was also certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceding shipments of 500,000 copies. The third verse was in circulation and had been recorded by Mamie Smith in 1920 in "Fare Thee Honey". They were not successful but he had the chance to record again. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. A band from London was named after one of his songs. But also his albums were acclaimed, so the album "Hard again". 1960 he played at the Newport Jazz Festival, the first time it was possible for a white audience to hear him. While he was working as tractor driver at the Stovall plantation he was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. He became the "King of the Chicago Blues". He is considered "the Father of Chicago blues ". It formed the basis of the song by their younger neighbor Muddy Waters, which was published by the Library of Congress as "Country Blues" and by Aristocrat Records as "I Feel Like Going Home". As a recording artist the 1960s were not good. But the white audience even in Europe discovered him. Muddy Waters was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He liked playing in a creek near his home so his sister gave him the nickname "Muddy Waters". The chart position is the highest in the Billboard Rhythm and Blues charts. To be louder than the visitors of the crowded clubs he changed the acoustic guitar for an electric guitar. This page was last changed on 16 September 2020, at 12:21. Muddy Waters released about thirty albums during his career, including compilation albums. The first release of these recordings was 1993 by MCA Records. In the 1970s he tightend his reputation as live act. Willie Dixon, who played the bass and produced for Chess Records, wrote a lot of his hits from this time. 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