Blues icon Muddy Waters
Guitarist ~ Singer
birth name: McKinley Morganfield

Muddy Waters

April 4, 1915, Rolling Fork, MS ~ April 30, 1983, Chicago, IL

A postwar Chicago blues scene without the magnificent contributions of Muddy Waters is absolutely unimaginable. ~ Allmusic: Muddy Waters ~ retrieved June 23, 2013 © Allmusic

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April 4, 1981 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Styx, The Best Of Times ~ #2 (2) John Lennon, Woman ~ #1 (1) Blondie, Rapture


Muddy Waters ~ Ranked #17 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists in 2004 ~ “Muddy and his band opened for ZZ Top on a tour in 1981. This was over 40 years after his first recordings, and that band could still play the blues, not just as seasoned pros but with the same enthusiasm Muddy had when he started out. When he sang that his mojo was working, you could tell his mojo had not slowed down at all. He was satisfied, composed, self-contained.” ~ Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top ~ 2004 © Rolling Stone

In 2012 two Muddy Waters albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #358 Hard Again (1977) ~ #83 Live: At Newport (1960)

Muddy Waters ~ Got My Mojo Working (Foster) ~ Ranked #238 RIAA Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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