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Two original LPs on one CD. 'They Call Me Muddy Waters' is a collection of songs from 1951 to... more

Muddy Waters: They Call Me Muddy Waters - Live At Mr. Kelly

Two original LPs on one CD. 'They Call Me Muddy Waters' is a collection of songs from 1951 to 1967, originally released in this form in 1971. From the same years dates 'Live At Mister Kelly's', a fine live album recorded during two shows in Chicago.

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  • Interpret: Muddy Waters

  • Album titlle: They Call Me Muddy Waters - Live At Mr. Kelly

  • Genre Blues

  • Label BGO RECORDS

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5017261209498

  • weight in Kg 0.12
Muddy Waters - They Call Me Muddy Waters - Live At Mr. Kelly CD 1
01 When The Eagle Flies
02 Crawlin' Kingsnake
03 Country Jail
04 It's All Over
05 Bird Nest On The Ground
06 They Call Me Muddy Waters
07 Find Yourself Another Fool
08 Kinfolk's Blues
09 Making Friends
10 Blind Man
11 Two Steps Forward
12 Howling Wolf
13 What Is That She Got
14 You Don't Have To Go
15 Strange Woman
16 Blow Wind Blow
17 Country Boy
18 Nine Below Zero
19 Stormy Monday Blues
20 Mudcat (Instrumental)
21 Boom, Boom
22 CC Woman
Muddy Waters Although Chess claimed that Muddy Waters was responsible for penning the... more
"Muddy Waters"

Muddy Waters

Although Chess claimed that Muddy Waters was responsible for penning the rousing Got My Mojo Working on this single, it emanated from outside the confines of Arc Music, Chess’ publishing arm. 

"We went on tour with a lady named Ann Cole. She's the one that originally did 'Mojo,’" says his then-road harpist, James Cotton. "Muddy said, 'That's my kind of stuff there, talkin' about the mojo and all that kind of thing. I need to learn that song so I can do it.' He said, 'Learn the words to it for me.' So I learned the words, and I learned to play it. I taught him the words when I knew everything. They recorded it, him and Walter. It did pretty good. 

When Muddy got back to Chicago, he made the song his own on either December 1, 1956 or January 16, 1957. As Cotton noted, Little Walter was still his main harp man in the studio; other participants were his essential 88s ace Otis Spann, guitarist Jimmy Rogers, bassist Willie Dixon, and new drummer Francis Clay. But this rendition wouldn’t be the one everyone so widely copied; that version was done live at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival with James on harp (Chess issued Waters’ set on LP). "I put the arrangement on there," says Cotton. "Now it's a classic."

In between the two Mojos, Waters made his maiden voyage to England in 1958, bringing along his electric guitar. British fans accustomed to Big Bill Broonzy’s acoustic blues weren’t quite ready for the aural assault. "I went over there, and they went stone nuts. ‘Where’s he comin’ from with all this noise?’" said Muddy, who tried to comply on his next visit. "I go back a couple of years later and didn’t bring it, and then they’re cryin’, ‘Where’s your electric guitar?’"

Always loyal to Chess, the ‘60s weren’t overly kind to Muddy from a recording standpoint. The nadir was his pseudo-psychedelic 1968 travesty ‘Electric Mud.’ Muddy freely ripped the album later on. "I really went with the company with that part," he said. "I hope they never play it." During the mid-‘70s, Waters underwent a studio renaissance on a new label, Blue Sky. Producer Johnny Winter strove to restore Muddy’s original sound on his acclaimed 1977 LP ‘Hard Again.’ "He was one of the young white kids who was really deep into it," said Muddy.

The King of Chicago Blues died of cancer April 30, 1983 at age 70. It’s a sure bet no one will ever take his place. "Maybe somebody else would have come up and went another way," Waters mused. "I came up at the right time and the right season, and I should say, I just taken it over. I just taken Chicago completely over!"

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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