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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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Plantation Records
Muddy Waters: Plantation Records Art-Nr.: CDCHD9344

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(1941-42) (61:39/22) 'The complete historic 'Library Of Congress' field recordings from Stovall's plantation, Mississippi'. Wunderschöne Edition mit vielen unveröffentlichten Titeln und Interviews / beautiful edition with many previoulsy...
$13.36 $17.75
Electric Mud
Muddy Waters: Electric Mud Art-Nr.: CDCHD9364

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To open new markets for the starving blues industry, Marshall Chess, son of Chess co-founder Leonard Chess, produced three 'psychedelic' blues/rock album in 1968, and 1969 featuring the label's stars from the 1950s, Muddy Waters, and...
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His Best, 1947 to 1955
Muddy Waters: His Best, 1947 to 1955 Art-Nr.: CDCHD9370

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(1947-55 'Chess') (59:57/20) 'The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection'.
$10.39 $21.31
After The Rain
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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Baby Please Don't Go (2-CD)
Muddy Waters: Baby Please Don't Go (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDIGOD2552

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(1947-53 'Aristocrat/Chess)(149:16/52) Seine frühen Chicagoer Titel / his early Chicago recordings.
$10.39 $20.13
At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960 Art-Nr.: CDMCAD112515

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The great historic recordings from the famous 1960 festival. Carefully digitally remastered. The sound is wonderful. New liner notes by Mary Kateherine Aldin, unseen photos and four studio bonus tracks recorded with the same line-up...
$10.39 $17.75
Fathers & Sons (remastered)
Muddy Waters: Fathers & Sons (remastered) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD112648

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(1969 'Chess') (77:38/20) = zuvor unveröffentlichte Studioaufnahmen - previously unissued studio recordings. MUDDY WATERS - voc/gtr, OTIS SPANN - pno, PAUL BUTTERFIELD - hca, MIKE BLOOMFIELD - gtr, DONALD DUCK DUNN - bass, SAM LAY -...
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The Anthology (2-CD)
Muddy Waters: The Anthology (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD112649

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(1947-72 'Chess') (147:51/50) Derzeit die beste lieferbare Zusammenstellung seiner interessantesten und erfolgreichsten Aufnahmen. US-Import / this is the best compilation of his greatest and most successful sides that's currently...
$35.33
The Real Folk Blues - More Real Folk Blues
Muddy Waters: The Real Folk Blues - More Real Folk Blues Art-Nr.: CDMCAD112822

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(1947-64 'Chess') (69:33/24) Zwei LPs auf einer CD / Two LPs on one CD.
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King Of Chicago Blues (4-CD-Box)
Muddy Waters: King Of Chicago Blues (4-CD-Box) Art-Nr.: CDPROP102

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Contains 44page booklet w/ discography.
$29.68
Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-81
Muddy Waters: Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-81 Art-Nr.: CDRV296

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(1976-81 'Blue Sky') (78:04/19)
$27.25
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (CD)
Muddy Waters: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (CD) Art-Nr.: CDXCHD9359

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(1975 'Chess') (43:59/09) Lange Zeit von Wiederveröffentlichungen ausgenommen, zählt dieses letzte Album für 'Chess') zu seinen besten späten Studioproduktionen. Eine illustre Gästeliste und ein einfühlsamer Produzent zeichnen...
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In Concert 1971
Muddy Waters: In Concert 1971 Art-Nr.: DVD13085

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(1971 'Vestapol') (58:35/08) Code free.
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Live At Chicagofest
Muddy Waters: Live At Chicagofest Art-Nr.: DVD2459

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Live At The Checkerboard Lounge (DVD)
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...
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Messin' With The Blues
Muddy Waters: Messin' With The Blues Art-Nr.: DVD63114

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(1974 'Warner Vision') (73 mns) Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974. Special features: Interview with Buddy Guyand with Big Bill Morganfield - conducted by Bill Wyman. Region code 2,3,4,5.
$22.86
Live At Chicagofest
Muddy Waters: Live At Chicagofest Art-Nr.: DVDSHFA11304

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56 min.
$18.40
Sings Big Bill Broonzy
Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill Broonzy Art-Nr.: LP1444

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(1959 'Chess') 180g HQ vinyl.
$32.65
At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960 Art-Nr.: LP1449

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(1960 'Chess') Pure Pleasure Neuauflage / Re-issue.
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Folk Singer (2-LP)
Muddy Waters: Folk Singer (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPAN1483

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(1963 'Chess') Analogue Prod.
$89.00
Hard Again
Muddy Waters: Hard Again Art-Nr.: LPFRI213444

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(1977 'Blue Sky') Friday Music
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At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960 Art-Nr.: LPVP80017

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(1960 'Chess') Vinyl Passion
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Fathers & Sons (2-LP) (180 g HQ Vinyl)
Muddy Waters: Fathers & Sons (2-LP) (180 g HQ Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPS127

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(1969 'Chess') Pure Pleasure Neuauflage / Reissue
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Down On Stovall's Plantation
Muddy Waters: Down On Stovall's Plantation Art-Nr.: UNI111

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$22.50
I Can't Be Satisfied - You're Gonna Miss .7inch, 45rpm
Muddy Waters: I Can't Be Satisfied - You're Gonna Miss... Art-Nr.: REP23044

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Country Blues Bop par excellence! First time on 45rpm ever!
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