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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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Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones: Live At The Checkerboard Lounge (DVD)
Art-Nr.: DVDERE946
 

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(1981 'Eagle Vision') (105:15/18) DVD - NTSC - 4:3 - Region code free. On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago. Long influenced Muddy< Waters and the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to...

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Muddy Waters: I Got My Brand On You - 180g HD vinyl
Art-Nr.: LP771986
 

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(2014/Wax Time) 16 tracks. 1956-62 studio recordings. Includes free MP3 album download.

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MUDDY WATERS: McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
Art-Nr.: CDTEG74007
 

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(2014/Geffen) 24 tracks. he retrospective " A. K.A. McKinley Morganfield " the blues legend Muddy Waters from 1971 contains the best collection of his songs from 1948 to 1960, the work that influenced the British blues...

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Muddy Waters: Live At Theatre 1839 (LP, Vinyl 180g)
Art-Nr.: LPDOR2066
 

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(2016/DOL) 9 tracks. San Francisco, May 14th, 1977.

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Muddy Waters: One More Mile Vol.1
Art-Nr.: CDSAGE34262
 

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(1997/MCA) 22 tracks. 1948-63

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Muddy Waters: More Real Folk Blues
Art-Nr.: MOVLP417
 

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(2013 MUSIC ON VINYL) 12 tracks. 12 Tracks from 1948-52, Muddy's early years. Originally released in 1967 on Chess. Essential for Chicago Blues lovers.

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Muddy Waters: One More Mile Vol.2
Art-Nr.: CD34265
 

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(1997/MCA) 19 tracks. 1963-72.

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Muddy Waters: Mud In Your Ear
Art-Nr.: LPMUSE5008
 

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(Re-issue) 10 tracks. 1960s Muse album.

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Muddy Waters: King Bee
Art-Nr.: CD7238912
 

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His last studio album. Contains two previously unissued tracks. Very personal liner notes written by Bob Margolin in 2004. Produced by Johnny Winter. MUDDY WATERS gtr/voc, JOHNN WINTER gtrs, BOB MARGOLIN gtr, LUTHER 'GUITAR JR.' JOHNSON gtr, PINETOP PERKINS pno,...

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Muddy Waters: Best Of
Art-Nr.: CD579237
 

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​1948-56 'Chess' 61:42/20. Japanese reissue of the original LP

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Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960
Art-Nr.: CD579238
 

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​1960 'Chess' 44:43/13. Japanese reissue of the original LP

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Muddy Waters: The Lost Tapes
Art-Nr.: BPLP5054
 

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(1971 'TopCat Records') Blind Pig

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Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied (by Robert Gordon)
Art-Nr.: 040323
 

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Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960
Art-Nr.: LPVP80017
 

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(1960 'Chess') Vinyl Passion

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Muddy Waters: I'm Ready (180 g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: PPAN076
 

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(1978 'Blue Sky') Pure Pleasure

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Muddy Waters: Electric Mud
Art-Nr.: CD579240
 

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1968 'Cadet Concept' 36:59/08. Japanese reissue of the original LP

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Muddy Waters: Unk In Funk
Art-Nr.: CDTEG74001
 

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​(2013/Geffen) 9 tracks. 1974 Chess - classic Chicago blues.

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Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill
Art-Nr.: CD76541
 

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(2014/Chess Japan) 10 tracks. 1959 Chess.

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MUDDY WATERS: Real Folk Blues
Art-Nr.: CD579239
 

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​1947-64 'Chess', 34:54/12. Japanese reissue of the original LP-

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Muddy Waters: Chess Singles Collection (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNOT3190
 

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(2015/Not Now) 80 tracks.

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Muddy Waters: Critic's Choise 1947 - 1971 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRB3331
 

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(2016/Rock Beat) 46 tracks. Here are 46 tracks that changed our music... The Chess Classics. His legacy has been written about by blues historians, in blogs and numerous magazines. There is no shortage of information about Muddy Waters. Consider this your invitation...

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Muddy Waters: Woodstock Album
Art-Nr.: CD579241
 

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1975 'Chess', 43:55/09. Japanese reissue of the original LP

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MUDDY WATERS: King Bee
Art-Nr.: MOVLP841
 

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2014 'Music On Vinyl', 10 tracks. His  final release by Blues legend Muddy Waters (born in 1913 as McKinley Morganfield), originally released in 1981 and produced by Johnny Winter.

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Muddy Waters: Live At Ebbets Field
Art-Nr.: CDKL5025
 

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(2015/Klondike) 13 tracks. The 1973 show with B. B. King was also broadcast on the radio and   is now finally out on CD .

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MUDDY WATERS: Blow Blues Blow
Art-Nr.: CD250266
 

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(1976) (79:00/16) Recorded live in concert on October 22, 1976 at the International Folk Music Festival & Jazz Jamboree Warsaw, Poland.

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Muddy Waters: Gold (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9845503
 

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(1947-72 'Chess') (147:51/50)

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Muddy Waters: The Best Of Muddy Waters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD31268
 

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(1987/MCA) 12 Tracks (36:29), 1948-56, original Chess recordings!

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MUDDY WATERS: Live In Europe
Art-Nr.: CD250191
 

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Muddy Waters: Authorized Bootleg: Live
Art-Nr.: CD1265002
 

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(1966 'Geffen') (74:28/15) Recorded Live / Auditorium - San Francisco 11/04-06/1966.

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MUDDY WATERS: Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-81
Art-Nr.: CDRV296
 

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(1976-81 'Blue Sky') (78:04/19)

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Muddy Waters: Hard Again
Art-Nr.: LPFRI213444
 

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(1977 'Blue Sky') Friday Music

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MUDDY WATERS: After The Rain
Art-Nr.: CDGET54042
 

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(1969 'Cadet Concept') (38:05/08) MUDDY WATERS - voc/gtr, PHIL UPCHURCH - gtr, PETE COSEY - gtr, OTIS SPANN -pno, CHARLES STEPNEY - org, PAUL OSHER - hca, LOUIS SATTERFIELD -bass, MORRIS JENNINGS - drums.

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Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill Broonzy
Art-Nr.: LP1444
 

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(1959 'Chess') 180g HQ vinyl.

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MUDDY WATERS: Muddy Waters Down On Stovall's Plantation
Art-Nr.: DOX678
 

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(1941/42) Doxy

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Muddy Waters: Electric Mud - After The Rain
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD1011
 

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Two original LPs on one CD.

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Muddy Waters: Folk Singer (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPAN1483
 

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(1963 'Chess') Analogue Prod.

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Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960
Art-Nr.: LP1449
 

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(1960 'Chess') Pure Pleasure Neuauflage / Re-issue.

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MUDDY WATERS: Original Album Classics (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD730622
 

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Three original albums, produced by Johnny Winter. Reproductions oft the original LP sleeves (cardboard) in a slip case.

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Muddy Waters: Muddy, Brass And The Blues - Can't Get No Gri
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD1007
 

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Two lesser known Muddy Waters albums from his Chess period, on one CD: Muddy, Brass And The Blues (1966), and Can't Get No Grindin' (1973).

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Muddy Waters: They Call Me Muddy Waters - Live At Mr. Kelly
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD949
 

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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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