Muddy Waters

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Sail On

Muddy Waters

Pan Am Records

8436563181931

LPS 154392

9152299

BLUES

1

LP 12,39 €

LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs

Most of the singles Muddy Waters recorded for the Aristocrat and Chess labels during the period1947-55 reflect the stripped-down basics of the Chicago blues as it was played in the late 1940s.  Waters’ bottleneck tracks are spare, haunting and, quite frankly, perfect electrified country blues.

These songs are also significantly less melodic than the material released in the mid-1950s.

Muddy’sguitar work is earthy and throbbing, never superfluous. The blues he sings is gritty, smokey, seductiveand clearly unforgettable. His voice is front and center, hollering and growling through 12-barprogressions accompanied just by the bass of Ernest “Big” Crawford, plus an excellent harmonicaplayed by the great Little Walter, as well as some occasional drums… and nothing more.Jimmy Rogers’ rhythm guitar lines were introduced into Waters’ recording sessions in 1952.Unfortunately, Muddy’s slide guitar largely disappeared as Rogers took over guitar duties.

PERSONNEL:

A1: Little Walter (harmonica), Jimmy Rogers (guitar), Willie Dixon (bass), Otis Spann (piano),  Elgin Evans or Fred Below (drums). Recorded in Chicago, January 7, 1954.
A2: Little Walter (harmonica), Jimmy Rogers (guitar), Willie Dixon (bass), Otis Spann (piano),  Elgin Evans or Fred Below (drums). Recorded in Chicago, September 1954.
A3 & A7: Ernest “Big” Crawford (bass), probably Elgin Evans (drums). Recorded in Chicago, February 1950.
A4: Little Walter (harmonica), Jimmy Rogers (guitar), Willie Dixon (bass), Otis Spann (piano),  Elgin Evans or Fred Below (drums). Recorded in Chicago, April 13, 1954.
A5, B3: Little Walter (harmonica), Ernest “Big” Crawford (bass). Recorded in Chicago, January 23, 1951.
A6: Little Walter (harmonica), Len Chess (bass). Recorded in Chicago, July-December 1951.
B1: Ernest “Big” Crawford (bass), Sunnyland Slim (piano). Recorded in Chicago, 1948.
B2: Little Walter (harmonica), Jimmy Rogers (guitar), Otis Spann (piano),  Elgin Evans (drums). Recorded in Chicago, September 24, 1953.
A8, B4, B7 & B8: Junior Wells (harmonica), Jimmy Rogers (guitar), Elgin Evans (drums). Recorded in Chicago, September 17, 1952.
B5: Little Walter (harmonica), Len Chess (bass drum). Recorded in Chicago, July 11, 1951.
B6: Little Walter (harmonica), Ernest “Big” Crawford (bass). Recorded in Chicago, October 23, 1950.
Original sessions produced by Leonard & Phil Chess.

SIDE A:

01. (I’M Your) Hoochie Coochie Man 
02. I’M Ready 
03. Rollin’ Stone 
04. I Just Want To Make Love To You [Aka Just Make Love To Me] 
05. Honey Bee 
06. She Moves Me
07. Walkin’ Blues 
08. Looking For My Baby

SIDE B:

09. I Can’T Be Satisfied
10. I Want You To Love Me [Aka Mad Love] 
11. Long Distance Call 
12. Standing Around Crying 
13. Still A Fool 
14. Louisiana Blues 
15. Gone To Main Street 
16. Who’S Gonna Be Your Sweet Man 

*Bonus Tracks: From The Same Sessions, But Not Included On The Original Lp.