THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 pure virgin vinyl LPs in Gatefold packaging
"At Newport" is one of Muddy Waters’ most celebrated albums. The blues portion of the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival took place on Sunday afternoon, July 3, at the end of the long weekend of jazz performances (and teenage riots too). The program included standout shows by John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Rushing, Sammy Price, Otis Spann, and Butch Cage & Willie Thomas, as well as Muddy Waters and his band, who were billed as “Muddy Waters and His Orchestra”. The afternoon was hosted by noted black poet Langston Hughes, who emceed the show, introduced each artist and read from a prepared narrative script throughout the day.
4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDEPERSONNEL
MUDDY WATERS, vocals and guitar, plus:
JAMES COTTON (harmonica)
PAT HARE (guitar)
ANDREW STEPHENSON (bass,
OTIS SPANN (piano on all tracks, vocals on B4),
FRANCIS CLAY (drums),
LANGSTON HUGHES (announcer).
Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 3, 1960.
(*) Bonus track:
Muddy Waters (voc, g); Little Walter (hca);
Hubert Sumlin, Pat Hare (g); Willie Dixon (b);
Otis Spann (p); Francis Clay (d).
Chicago, December 1956.
1 I GOT MY BRAND ON YOU
2 (I’M YOUR) HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
3 BABY, PLEASE DON’T GO
4 SOON FORGOTTEN
5 TIGER IN YOUR TANK
1 I FEEL SO GOOD
2 I’VE GOT MY MOJO WORKING (Part 1)
3 I’VE GOT MY MOJO WORKING (Part 2)
4 GOODBYE NEWPORT BLUES
5 I’VE GOT MY MOJO WORKING [studio version] (*)
(*) BONUS TRACK