Today would be Muddy Waters’ 102nd birthday, so our ABS staff (especially JD Nash!) The albums were critical and commercial successes, with all but King Bee winning a Grammy. He is buried next to his wife, Geneva. Muddy Waters died in his sleep from heart failure, at his home in Westmont, Illinois, on April 30, 1983, from cancer-related complications. His sound reflected the optimism of postwar African Americans. Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar and the harmonica, emulating the local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. Waters fue grabado por primera vez en una plantación del delta del río Mississippi por Alan Lomax para la Biblioteca del Congreso en 1940. [14]. 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Muddy Waters died in his sleep from heart failure, at his home in Westmont, Illinois, on April 30, 1983, from cancer-related complications. [62]The Chicago suburb of Westmont, where he lived the last decade of his life, named a section of Cass Avenue near his home "Honorary Muddy Waters Way". Muddy Waters's signature tune "Rollin' Stone" also became a hit that year. They said, "This can't be Muddy Waters with all this shit going on – all this wow-wow and fuzztone. He is a seven-time Grammy winner, and in 1987 he was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He felt obliged to electrify his sound in Chicago because, he said, "When I went into the clubs, the first thing I wanted was an amplifier. Muddy Waters, dynamic American blues guitarist and singer who played a major role in creating the post-World War II electric blues. Waters was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000. An' if you change my sound, then you gonna change the whole man." Muddy Waters (1913–1983) was an American blues artist widely considered to be one of the most important figures in post–World War II Chicago blues. His funeral was held on May 4, 1983. [19] Big Bill Broonzy, then one of the leading bluesmen in Chicago, had Muddy open his shows in the rowdy clubs where Broonzy played. [70], American blues singer and guitarist (1913-1983), "His thick heavy voice, the dark colouration of his tone, and his firm, almost solid, personality were all clearly derived from House," wrote the music historian, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFO'NealVan_Singel2002 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFWhitburn1996 (, Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, "Muddy Waters: Celebrating a Great Blues Musician", "What's on View at the Delta Blues Museum", "Ebony, Chicago, Southern, and Harlem: The Mayo Williams Indies", "Show 4 – The Tribal Drum: The Rise of Rhythm and Blues. The firm has exposed accounting problems and fraud at several companies, primarily in China but also in other countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Howlin' Wolf moved to Chicago in 1954 with financial support earned through his successful Chess singles, and the "legendary rivalry" with Muddy Waters began. Latest Reports. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues", and an important figure on the post-war blues scene. [37] In October 1963, Muddy Waters participated in the first of several annual European tours, organized as the American Folk Blues Festival, during which he also performed more acoustic-oriented numbers.[38]. Su primera grabación para Chess Records mostraba a Waters en guitarra y voces, apoyado por un contrabajo. They say my blues is the hardest blues in the world to play. "He brought his stuff down and recorded me right in my house," Muddy told Rolling Stone magazine, "and when he played back the first song I sounded just like anybody's records. [5] He was recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941. But when it first came out, it started selling like wild, and then they started sending them back. Willie Dixon said that "There was quite a few people around singing the blues but most of them was singing all sad blues. John P. Hammond told Guitar World magazine, "Muddy was a master of just the right notes. Otras canciones características de Muddy Waters son "Long Distance Call", "Mannish Boy" o "I've Got My Mojo Working", compuesta por Preston Foster. Gaining custody of his three children, Joseph, Renee, and Rosalind, he moved them into his home, eventually buying a new house in Westmont, Illinois. [20] In 1944, he bought his first electric guitar and then formed his first electric combo. In the early 1930s, Muddy Waters accompanied Big Joe Williams on tours of the Delta, playing harmonica. The AC/DC song title "You Shook Me All Night Long" came from lyrics of the Muddy Waters song "You Shook Me", written by Willie Dixon and J. [66], The British band The Rolling Stones named themselves after Muddy Waters' 1950 song "Rollin' Stone". -2 Chess 1441 (Ebony Boogie) Part of the intro to U7275 is missing on some issues. [39] The Super Super Blues Band united Wolf and Waters, who had a long-standing rivalry. The song was also covered by Canned Heat at the Monterey Pop Festival and later adapted by Bob Dylan on his album Modern Times. In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the album Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, on which he covered a number of his songs, including "Louisiana Blues", "Rollin' Stone", "(I'm your) Hoochie Coochie Man" and "I'm Ready" in collaboration with guitarists such as Gary Moore, Brian May and Jeff Beck. Su influencia ha sido enorme a través de muchísimos géneros musicales, como el blues, rhythm & blues, rock, folk, jazz y el country. "Hoochie Coochie Man", was covered by Allman Brothers Band, Humble Pie, Steppenwolf, Supertramp and Fear. Named Muddywood, the instrument is now exhibited at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Williams recounted to Blewett Thomas that he eventually dropped Muddy "because he was takin' away my women [fans]". Muddy Waters Research LLC is an American privately held due diligence based investment firm that conducts investigative research on public companies while also taking investment positions that reflect their research. However, the heirs asked for that citation not to be pursued. In 1988 "Mannish Boy" was also used in a Levi's 501 commercial and re-released in Europe as a single with "(I'm your) Hoochie Coochie Man" on the flip side. Su figura y su sonido fueron, del mismo modo, una de las máximas inspiraciones para la escena del blues británico, que comenzó a despuntar en el Reino Unido hacia principios de la década de 1960. Muddy Waters. Couldn't nobody hear you with an acoustic." McKinley Morganfield (Condado de Issaquena, Mississippi; 4 de abril de 1913 - Westmont, Illinois; 30 de abril de 1983), más conocido como Muddy Waters, fue un músico de blues estadounidense, generalmente considerado el padre del Chicago blues. Two years after Waters’ death, Chicago honored him by assigning one one-block section near his former house as the "Honorary Muddy Waters Drive". Su última aparición en vivo fue durante un concierto de Eric Clapton en Florida, en el otoño de 1982. The next morning we were in the headlines of the paper, 'Screaming Guitar and Howling Piano'. In the mid-1950s, Muddy Waters' singles were frequently on Billboard magazine's various Rhythm & Blues charts[27][28] including "Sugar Sweet" in 1955 and "Trouble No More", "Forty Days and Forty Nights", and "Don't Go No Farther" in 1956. In August 1941,[7] Alan Lomax went to Stovall, Mississippi, on behalf of the Library of Congress to record various country blues musicians. [60], Two years after his death, the city of Chicago paid tribute to him by designating the one-block section between 900 and 1000 East 43rd Street near his former home on the south side "Honorary Muddy Waters Drive". By the time he was 17, he had purchased his first guitar. Muddy Waters' music has influenced various American music genres, including rock and roll and rock music. Frank "Muddy" Waters (January 30, 1923 – September 20, 2006) was an American football player and coach. [32] He recalled: They thought I was a Big Bill Broonzy [but] I wasn't. [65], On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Muddy Waters among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. King lo recordaría como el "Jefe de Chicago". This was in no small part due to devotees like the Stones and Clapton, with whom he performed in the years just prior his death in 1983. [18] He lived with a relative for a short period while driving a truck and working in a factory by day and performing at night. Muddy Waters. In the early 1950s, Muddy Waters and his band—Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elga Edmonds (also known as Elgin Evans) on drums and Otis Spann on piano—recorded several blues classics, some with the bassist and songwriter Willie Dixon. These songs included "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "I'm Ready". Scores of musicians attended Muddy’s Illinois funeral, and Chicago’s south side … [32], Although his performances alienated the old guard, some younger musicians, including Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies from Barber's band, were inspired to go in the more modern, electric blues direction. Relatives of McKinley Morganfield, better known as blues singer Muddy Waters, embrace and weep during his funeral services at Restvale Cemetery in south suburban Alsip, Ill. on May 4, 1983. Muddy Waters vcl-1, speech-2, gtr; Little Walter speech-1, hca; Ernest ‘Big’ Crawford bass Chicago, Mon. [30] However, by the late 1950s, his singles success had come to an end, with only "Close to You" reaching the chart in 1958. Muddy was dissatisfied by the results, due to the British musicians' more rock-oriented sound. Muddy Waters was born on April 4, 1915 and died on April 30, 1983. Su figura y su sonido fueron, del mismo modo, una de las máximas inspiraciones para la escena del Blues británico, que comenzó a despuntar en el Reino Unido hacia principios de los años 60. [58] He was taken from his Westmont home, which he lived in for the last decade of his life, to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois,[59] where he was pronounced dead aged 70. Both albums were the brainchild of Chess Records producer Norman Dayron, and were intended to showcase Chicago blues musicians playing with the younger British rock musicians whom they had inspired. Muddy was a major influence on Angus Young of AC/DC. Throngs of blues musicians and fans attended his funeral at Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. [DD] Discografía Muddy Waters 320 kbps [MEGA] McKinley Morganfield, más conocido como Muddy Waters, fue un músico de blues estadounidense, generalmente considerado el Padre del Chicago blues. [30] Also in 1958, Chess released his first compilation album, The Best of Muddy Waters, which collected twelve of his singles up to 1956.[31]. [49][50], In 1981, Muddy Waters was invited to perform at ChicagoFest, the city's top outdoor music festival. [51][52] A DVD version of the performance was released in 2012. Muddy Waters died in his sleep from heart failure, at his home in Westmont, Illinois, on April 30, 1983, from cancer-related complications. She died of cancer on March 15, 1973. It was profound guitar playing, deep and simple ... more country blues transposed to the electric guitar, the kind of playing that enhanced the lyrics, gave profundity to the words themselves."[68]. He won another Grammy for his last LP on Chess Records: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, recorded in 1975 with his new guitarist Bob Margolin, Pinetop Perkins, Paul Butterfield, and Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of the Band. Thurman. Later on he sent me two copies of the pressing and a check for twenty bucks, and I carried that record up to the corner and put it on the jukebox. [6][7] In 1943, he moved to Chicago to become a full-time professional musician. compiled a list of interesting ‘hidden gem’ facts about the life and legacy of Muddy Waters and those who, inspired by his accomplishments, used his innovative music to help change the world! The people ordered them from Sears-Roebuck in Chicago. The album was a follow-up to the previous year's The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions. In 1946, he recorded his first records for Columbia Records and then for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess. Muddy Waters murió de un ataque al corazón mientras dormía, en Westmont, Illinois, a los 70 años, el 30 de abril de 1983, y fue enterrado en el cementerio de Restvale, en Alsip, Illinois, cerca de Chicago. He later recalled arriving in Chicago as the single most momentous event in his life. I was definitely too loud for them. Muddy Waters' birthplace and date are not conclusively known. Muddy Waters peels back the layers, often built up by seemingly respected but sycophantic law firms, auditors, and venal managements. We opened up in Leeds, England. [53], In 1982, declining health dramatically stopped his performance schedule. Eric Clapton was a big fan of Muddy Waters while growing up, and his music influenced Clapton's music career. I had my amplifier and Spann and I was going to do a Chicago thing. After his death, a lengthy court battle ensued between his heirs and Scott Cameron, his former manager. [67], Following his death, fellow blues musician B.B. The rivalry was, in part, stoked by Willie Dixon providing songs to both artists, with Wolf suspecting that Muddy was getting Dixon's best songs. In 1972, he won his first Grammy Award, for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording for They Call Me Muddy Waters, a 1971 album of old, but previously unreleased recordings. One of Led Zeppelin's biggest hits, "Whole Lotta Love", is based on the Muddy Waters hit "You Need Love" (written by Willie Dixon). Factory. 23 Oct. 1950 U7275 Louisiana Blues -1 Chess 1441 U7276 Evan’s Shuffle (Inst.) Muddy Waters murió de un ataque al corazón mientras dormía, en Westmont, Illinois, a los 70 años, el 30 de abril de 1983, y fue enterrado en el cementerio de Restvale, en Alsip, Illinois, cerca de Chicago. In 1946, Muddy recorded some songs for Mayo Williams at Columbia Records, with an old-fashioned combo consisting of clarinet, saxophone and piano; they were released a year later with Ivan Ballen's Philadelphia-based 20th Century label, billed as James "Sweet Lucy" Carter and his Orchestra – Muddy Waters' name was not mentioned on the label. [11] The remains of the cabin on Stovall Plantation where he lived in his youth are now at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. [12][13], He had his first introduction to music in church: "I used to belong to church. Esta página se editó por última vez el 29 oct 2020 a las 11:17. [21] Later that year, he began recording for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess. Sus giras por Inglaterra a principios de la década de 1960 marcaron, posiblemente, el primer antecedente de una banda amplificada haciendo algo cercano al hard rock allí (uno de los críticos presentes señaló que se retiró al baño a escribir su reseña, ya que la música estaba demasiado alta). Years later, he traveled to Florida and met his future wife, 19-year-old Marva Jean Brooks, whom he nicknamed "Sunshine". [41] The album proved controversial; although it reached number 127 on the Billboard 200 album chart, it was scorned by many critics, and eventually disowned by Muddy Waters himself: That Electric Mud record I did, that one was dogshit. His grandmother, who raised Waters following the death of his mother in 1918, called him "Muddy" after his habit of playing in a shallow creek nearby their home. These were also shelved, but in 1948, "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "I Feel Like Going Home" became hits, and his popularity in clubs began to take off. [17], In 1943, Muddy Waters headed to Chicago with the hope of becoming a full-time professional musician. [46] In November 1976 he appeared as a featured special guest at The Band's Last Waltz farewell concert, and in the subsequent 1978 feature film documentary of the event. His performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 was recorded and released as his first live album, At Newport 1960. El gran éxito de Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" está basado en la canción de Muddy Waters "You Need Love", que fue escrita por Willie Dixon, quien escribió algunas de las canciones más famosas: "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "I'm your Hoochie Coochie Man" y "I'm Ready". From 1977 to 1981, blues musician Johnny Winter, who had idolized Muddy Waters since childhood and who had become a friend,[47][48] produced four albums of his, all on the Blue Sky Records label: the studio albums Hard Again (1977), I'm Ready (1978) and King Bee (1981), and the live album Muddy "Mississippi" Waters – Live (1979). [9], His grandmother, Della Grant, raised him after his mother died shortly after his birth. "[6] Lomax came back in July 1942 to record him again. En septiembre de 2015, la canción "Muddy Waters" fue lanzada como primer sencillo del cuarto álbum de estudio de LP, Lost on You. Muddy Waters brought with him two American musicians, harmonica player Carey Bell and guitarist Sammy Lawhorn. The performance was made available on DVD in 2009 by Shout! In May 2018, the heirs' lawyer sought to hold Scott Cameron's wife in contempt for diverting royalty income. Hard Again has been especially praised by critics, who have tended to describe it as his comeback album. His gravestone gives his birth year as 1915. A lengthy legal battle ensued between Waters heirs and Scott Cameron, Waters … "But that ain't what I need to sell my people, it ain't the Muddy Waters sound. [64] He also received a plaque on the Clarksdale Walk of Fame. Both sessions were eventually released by Testament Records as Down on Stovall's Plantation. Led Zeppelin also covered it on their debut album. The Social Security Death Index, relying on the Social Security card application submitted after his move to Chicago in the mid-1940s, lists him as being born April 4, 1913. [26] 1955 saw the departure of Jimmy Rogers, who quit to work exclusively with his own band, which had been a sideline until that time. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues". [40] In 1968, at the instigation of Marshall Chess, he recorded Electric Mud, an album intended to revive his career by backing him with Rotary Connection, a psychedelic soul band that Chess had put together. [55] Eric Clapton served as best man at their wedding in 1979. His best-known songs included ‘Trouble No More,’ ‘Got My Mojo Working,’ ‘I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man,’ and ‘Mannish Boy.’ Learn more about his life and music. Muddy Waters ha sido ubicado en el puesto # 17 de la lista de los más grandes artistas de todos los tiempos realizado por la revista Rolling Stone. He stated that he was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, in 1915, but other evidence suggests that he was born in Jug's Corner, in neighboring Issaquena County, in 1913. He was taken from his Westmont home, which he lived in for the last decade of his life, to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he was pronounced dead aged 70. [16] The complete recordings were reissued by Chess Records on CD as Muddy Waters: The Complete Plantation Recordings. [63], In 2008, a Mississippi Blues Trail marker has been placed in Clarksdale, Mississippi, by the Mississippi Blues Commission designating the site of Muddy Waters' cabin. The Historic 1941–42 Library of Congress Field Recordings in 1993 and remastered in 1997. [34] At the Newport Jazz Festival, he recorded one of the first live blues albums, At Newport 1960, and his performance of "Got My Mojo Working" was nominated for a Grammy award. This gave him the opportunity to play in front of a large audience. "[45] Nevertheless, the album won another Grammy, again for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording. He served as the head coach at Hillsdale College (1954–1973), Saginaw Valley State University (1975–1979), and Michigan State University (1980–1982), compiling a career college football record of 173–96–7. Tags: American Born in 1915 Died in 1983 Singer [44] It was the most successful album of Muddy Waters' career, reaching number 70 on the Billboard 200. A 1955 interview in the Chicago Defender is the earliest in which he stated 1915 as the year of his birth, and he continued to say this in interviews from that point onward. I was a good Baptist, singing in the church. Muddy Waters continues to be one of the most renoun, celebrated, beloved Blues men of all time. His last public performance took place when he sat in with Eric Clapton's band at a concert in Florida in the summer of 1982. In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the album titled ‘Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters’ in order to honor the late musician. In 2010, his heir was petitioning for the courts to appoint Mercy Morganfield, his daughter, as administrator and distribute remaining assets, which mainly consists of copyrights to his music.
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