Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide. With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began working in the late seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky Records, earning both the artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them including the live masterpiece “Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live.” Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great Johnny Winter on guitar, the late James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop Perkins on piano, Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live would go on to become one of the most revered live albums in modern day Chicago blues history.
Starting things off with one of his finest smash hits “Mannish Boy”, Muddy continues to rock the crowd through a treasure trove of 6 more blues rockers which made this one of the most important live recordings of all time.
The album also features classic gems like his hits “She’s Nineteen Years Old”, “Baby Please Don’t Go” and “Nine Below Zero.”
Noted for introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, “Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live” is just another example of how important this late blues master’s music was and still is to millions of fans across the globe.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine recordings of Muddy Waters, that is why we are so very pleased to celebrate 4 decades rockin’ with his legendary masterpiece “Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live”
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker) for the first time on super limited Translucent Blue & Black Swirl audiophile vinyl, “Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live” will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.
To further celebrate this 40th Anniversary limited edition audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this masterwork with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inner sleeve live photos, which show the man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.
Muddy Waters, "Muddy Mississippi Waters Live"
Blue & Black swirl vinyl