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Muddy Waters: I'm Ready (Blue Sky)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, May 1978

IT ISN'T JUST the natural process of attribution and the creative stagnation afflicting his competitors that have made Muddy Waters the premier master of his ...

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Great Unknowns: No. 15 Muddy Waters

Profile by Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, October 1963

MUDDY WATERS was born McKinley Morganfield, at Rolling Fork, Mississippi, on April 4th, 1915. ...

Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters et al: The American Folk Blues Festival, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, and the Twisted Wheel, Manchester

Live Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, November 1963

THAT FESTIVAL ...

Tempo: Muddy Waters

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, July 1966

NOW THAT THE blues bands are on the threshold of "shaking their money maker," it's a curious fact that the original bands who have been ...

Muddy Waters: Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, July 1969

Easy Does It as Muddy Waters Plays Blues at Outdoor Concert ...

Payin' Some Dues — Blues at Ann Arbor

Live Review by Miller Francis jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, August 1969

"I'd like for them to hear the real things. I don't think yet that most of the white people like my music because it's blues. I ...

Muddy Waters

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Oz, 1970

MUDDY WATERS has been my favourite singer since I was twelve years old, and since that time one of my primary objectives has been to ...

Muddy Waters: The Man Who Urbanised The Blues

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, October 1970

TOP CHICAGO bluesman Muddy Waters, still crippled from a car crash nine months ago, will be wearing a smile when he returns to England in ...

Blues reissues: Muddy Waters/John Lee Hooker/Little Walter/Smokey Hogg/Frankie Lee Sims

Review by Tony Russell, Cream, March 1972

EACH OF THESE bluesmen began to make his name soon after World War II, most of them profiting from the new urban audiences of blacks ...

Muddy Waters Rarely Eats Fish

Interview by Nick Tosches, Oui, January 1973

THREE OF Oui's finest encountered Muddy Waters in his hotel room one recent afternoon, and an interview took place. Here it is: ...

The Band's "Last Waltz": Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Phonograph Record, December 1976

WHEN THE announcement came, 5,000 tickets at $25 each were sold out almost immediately. This was the final show, "The Last Waltz." The Band — ...

Muddy Waters: Reborn At 62

Interview by Ian Dove, Phonograph Record, April 1977

MUDDY WATERS, the blues singer, relaxed in the kitchen of his home in the Chicago suburbs. He likes Chicago although rarely goes into the city ...

Muddy Waters: The Blues Had A Baby… And They Called It Rock 'N' Roll

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1977

"THE KIND OF BLUES I play there's no money in it. You makes a good livin' when you gets established like I did, but you ...

Muddy Waters: I'm Ready

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1978

"If you're watching me and Johnny Winter, the show is MEANT to be in black and white." ...

Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, December 1978

THE OLD Testament followed by the New (also written some while ago you will recall). For once there was hardly a vacant seat by half ...

Muddy Waters: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, December 1978

FAST TALK/hard bargain: as Mr Muddy Waters was spending a few days of his 64th year in Great Britain in the faintly congruous role of ...

Muddy Waters, BB King, Chuck Berry: Woke Up This Mornin'…

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, July 1979

...Blues Giants All Round My Bed. NICK KENT meets the Three Wise Men of the Blues. ...

Muddy Waters: Loud & Clear

Profile by Tony Russell, History of Rock, The, 1982

When it comes to Chicago blues, Muddy Waters is The Man. "Spell it M! — A, child! — N!" as he growls in ‘Mannish Boy’. ...

Chess Records Round-Up

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, April 1990

THE NAME OF Chess Records spells "Chicago Blues" just as clearly as Levi's spells jeans, Zippo spells lighters and Special Brew spells headaches. ...

Muddy Waters: Electric Mud; Sonny Boy Williamson: Bummer Road; Little Walter: Blues With A Feelin’

Review by Tony Russell, MOJO, April 1997

CHICAGO IN THE FIRST DECADE after World War II spawned record labels like a salmon on fertility drugs. Many of them dealt with blues, some ...

Robert Gordon: Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters (Jonathan Cape)

Book Review by Sean O'Hagan, Observer, The, July 2002

The ONE-ROOM shack where Muddy Waters grew up originally stood on the edge of Stovall's plantation in Coahoma County in the Mississippi Delta. A few ...

Robert Gordon: Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters (Jonathan Cape)

Review by Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

MUDDY WATERS STANDING at a mike hollering "I’m a man", giving those three simple words a world of meaning – invitation, warning, primal statement and ...

Born in Chicago: Butterfield, Bloomfield & the Sixties' Young Turks

Comment by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, April 2013

IS IT JUST ME? Or has anyone else who's seen the PBS special Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live found the whole affair cringe-worthy ...

see also Otis Spann

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