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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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Paul Gayten: I knew Leonard at the Macomba...

Retrospective and Interview by John Broven, Blues Unlimited, May 1978

Paul Gayten from an interview by John Broven ...

Rhythm and Blues

Report by uncredited writer, Pop Star Pictorial, 1964

The latest and greatest on the Beat Scene? — Yes, it's R&B groups like the Rolling Stones ...

Muddy Waters: After The Rain (Chess mono and stereo CRL 4553; 37s 5d.)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 23 August 1969

NEW ALBUM FROM MUDDY ...

Muddy Waters, Dr. Isiah Ross: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 10 June 1972

IF AUTHENTIC blues music really is dying on its feet, perhaps someone should inform the thousand enthusiasts who packed the 100 Club to see Muddy ...

The Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 September 1966

Blues-Rock Spectacular ...

Muddy Waters: The Bottom Line, New York NY

Live Review by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 6 April 1978

Muddy Waters' mojo is still in working order ...

Bo Diddley, Bukka White: Avalon Ballroom; Muddy Waters: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 August 1967

Blues from City and Country ...

Marshall Chess: End of the road for the Howlin' Wolfs, Muddies and Sonny Boys

Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 27 February 1965

FROM NOW ON, many of your favourite American rhythm and blues records will appear under a label called Chess. This is owned by two brothers ...

John Szwed: The Man Who Recorded the World – A Biography of Alan Lomax

Book Review by Richard Williams, The Guardian, 8 January 2011

Richard Williams hails the man who devoted his life to recording the songs and soundscapes of America and beyond. ...

Muddy Waters: Hard Again (Blue Sky)

Review by Gary Kenton, Circus, 28 April 1977

IT IS NEVER an easy task to record a legend. What, after all, could Muddy Waters — at the age of 60 — do on ...

Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Def Jam DEF 462415); Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man (Epic 461186)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 16 July 1988

Fast and furious ...

Muddy Waters 1915-1983 — Let's Say He Was A Gentleman

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Record, July 1983

IT IS ALL but impossible to concisely summarize Muddy Waters' achievements, much less get a handle on mourning him. If Muddy were merely the first ...

This World of Jazz: Muddy Waters

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 8 November 1958

MUDDY WATERS, that astonishing blues artist from Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, departed for home on Monday night without too many regrets. ...

Hoochie Coochie Men: Cadillac Records (dir. Darnell Martin)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Bill Holdship, Metro Times, 10 December 2008

Hollywood's version of the Chess Records story combines the best and worst of the classic rock 'n' roll biopic ...

Muddy Waters, Chris Barber: St. Pancras Town Hall, London

Live Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 25 October 1958

I WAS surprised to read that Muddy Waters was coolly received in Leeds. At his London appearance on Monday the applause was hot and strong. ...

Muddy Waters, Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 11 January 1973

UNMASKED FLAVORS ...

The Tide's Turning for Muddy Waters

Profile and Interview by Michael Goldberg, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 January 1980

ON THEIR first visit to America, back in 1964, the Beatles were asked by reporters what they wanted to see most. "Muddy Waters," they replied ...

Muddy Waters: Muddy's Blues Power

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 13 November 1976

AT THE London New Victoria concerts last week, Muddy Mississippi Waters — which is the way McKinley Morganfield announced himself — proved not for the ...

Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 12 September 1981

WATERS SHORTAGE ...

Muddy Waters 1915-1983

Obituary by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 14 May 1983

CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY SALUTES THE MAN WHO ELECTRIFIED THE BLUES AND PUT THE RHYTHM INTO ROCK'N'ROLL ...

Various Artists: Blues albums

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2001

A BOUNTY OF classic blues albums has recently become available on CD, fortified with bonus tracks and unissued material. ...

Muddy Waters, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins: New Victoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Brian Case, Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 6 November 1976

GETTIN' BACK TO IT: MUDDY WATERS, McCOY TYNER & SONNY ROLLINS brought Newport to London's New Victoria Theatre on Saturday. CSM & BRIAN CASE went ...

Muddy Waters Now Records in London with the British Blues-Rockers

Interview by Tony Stewart, Hit Parader, July 1972

MUDDY WATERS went to Britain. Virtually unannounced. He stayed a week. ...

Platter Chatter: albums from Crosby Stills & Nash, Muddy Waters & more

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, November 1969

CROSBY STILLS & NASH is an exquisite collection of words from this triumvirate. Steve Stills, the moody ex-Buffalo, seems to be the anchor here, as ...

Big Blues Tour

Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 12 October 1963

WITH R&B getting a deep hold in this country, many of the former fans of this type of music seem to be switching to the ...

Interview with Muddy Waters at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA

Interview by Peter Stone Brown, unpublished, 31 July 1978

I GUESS I FIRST heard Muddy Waters in 1965 when my brother bought The Best of Muddy Waters. ...

The Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan, 1964

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, April 2014

LEGEND HOLDS that on October 22, 1962, a van set out from London, headed north. In that van were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian ...

Muddy Waters, Blossom Toes: Revolution Club, London

Live Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 14 December 1968

MUDDY WATERS and his Blues Band may not have been at their magic best at London's Revolution before they left — they weren't playing for ...

Muddy Waters, Horace Silver, Joe Simon, Stars of Faith: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 2 November 1968

Swinging down the aisles ...

Muddy Waters: Electric Mud (Chess); Various Artists: Demand Performance (Decca)

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 4 February 1969

Muddy Muddy Waters ...

Woke Up This Mornin', Blues Gone Down The Drain

Report and Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 4 December 1976

The Blues is getting old, and young black kids ain't taking over where the old-timers are leaving off. BRIAN CASE talks on the subject with ...

Muddy Waters and Otis Spann: End of the Soul Half-Brothers

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 7 December 1968

I WAS playing some records with Otis Spann and S.P. Leary in their hotel on London's Cromwell Road last week. ...

The Blues

Essay by Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 16 June 1969

"All new technologies bring on the cultural blues, just as the old ones evoke phantom pain after they have disappeared." — Marshall McLuhan, War and ...

Otis Spann: All Alone Otis Is Feeling No Pain

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 5 July 1969

ON OTIS Spann's last visit to this country, with Muddy Waters in November, I wrote that the Waters-Spann partnership would soon be ended. ...

B.B. King and Guests: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 1 July 1973

B.B. King's Blues Barn Creates Echoes of Past ...

Now It's The South's Turn At The Blues

Report by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 12 October 1963

BLUES IN Croydon may strike a funny note to enthusiasts steeped in the lore of Mississippi and Chicago's South Side. ...

Payin' Some Dues — Blues at Ann Arbor

Live Review by Miller Francis jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 18 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 ...

Great Unknowns: No. 15 Muddy Waters

Profile by Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, 12 October 1963

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

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 — ...

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, 2 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 ...

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

Comment by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, 18 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 ...

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: I'm Ready

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 28 January 1978

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

Muddy Waters: Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 25 July 1969

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

Muddy Waters: The Man Who Urbanised The Blues

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 17 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 ...

Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 2 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, 23 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, 28 July 1979

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

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

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 30 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 ...

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 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: ...

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

Book Review by Sean O'Hagan, The Observer, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Muddy Waters: Loud & Clear

Profile by Tony Russell, The History of Rock, 1982

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

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 ...

Muddy Waters

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Oz, January 1971

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 ...

see also Otis Spann

see also Mud Morganfield

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