Muddy Waters
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1913-04-04
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Muddy Waters Biography (Wikipedia)

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

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, Muddy Waters eventually recorded his first record for Columbia Records and then for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.

In the early 1950s, 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. 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 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.

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I Just Want To Make Love To You (Electric Mud Version)
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I Just Want To Make Love To You (Electric Mud Version)
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Rollin' Stone
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Rollin' Stone
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Got My Mojo Working
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Got My Mojo Working
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Champagne and Reefer
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Champagne and Reefer
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I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
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I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
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Mannish Boy (Concert Version)
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Mannish Boy (Concert Version)
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Mannish Boy
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Mannish Boy
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Forty days and forty nights
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Forty days and forty nights
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I Just Want To Make Love To You
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I Just Want To Make Love To You
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I Feel Like Going Home
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I Feel Like Going Home
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Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
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Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
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I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)
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I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)
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I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
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I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
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Tom Cat (Electric Mud Version)
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Tom Cat (Electric Mud Version)
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Train Fare Home Blues
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Train Fare Home Blues
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