Muddy Waters
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqlzx.jpg
1913-04-04
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f86f1f07-d182-45ce-ae93-ef610880ca72

Muddy Waters Biography (Wikipedia)

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

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


Muddy Waters Tracks

Sort by

Muddy Waters
I Just Want To Make Love To You
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Muddy Waters
I Feel Like Going Home
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
I Feel Like Going Home
Muddy Waters
Got My Mojo Working
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Got My Mojo Working
Muddy Waters
Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
Muddy Waters
I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)
Muddy Waters
Forty days and forty nights
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Forty days and forty nights
Muddy Waters
I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
Muddy Waters
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters
Tom Cat (Electric Mud Version)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Tom Cat (Electric Mud Version)
Muddy Waters
Train Fare Home Blues
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Train Fare Home Blues
Muddy Waters
Blues Before Sunrise (With False Starts And Dialogue)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Blues Before Sunrise (With False Starts And Dialogue)
Muddy Waters
My John the Conquer Root
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
My John the Conquer Root
Muddy Waters
The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
Muddy Waters
Long Distance Call
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlzx.jpg
link
Long Distance Call
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Muddy Waters

Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists

Back to artist