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Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Original King of Chicago Blues

  After playing Robert Johnson inspired blues in the Mississippi Delta, McKinley Morganfield moved to Chicago in 1942, changed his name to Muddy Waters, switched to the electric guitar, and revolutionized urban blues. Songs like "Rolling Stone" and "Mannish Boy" recorded in the late 40's with Chess Records set a new standard and modern Chicago blues was born!

   Muddy cobered many of Willie Dixon's songs and made them major blues hits, especially "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Got My Mojo Working". Other artists who played with Muddy sound like a Hall of Fame roster of blues greats: Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Little Walter, and Jimmy Rogers. But when you start talking about the Chicago blues "Hall of Fame", Muddy Waters is the first inductee--his music forms the roots of Chicago blues!

Muddy Waters  Official site
Muddy Waters: Who's Who in Chicago Music
All Music: Muddy Waters  Bio and music samples
American Masters: Muddy Waters  From PBS
The Delta Blues Museum  From the birthplace of the blues

Lonnie Brooks Ronnie Baker Brooks Paul Butterfield
James Cotton Arthur Crudup Willie Dixon
Buddy Guy Earl Hooker Elmore James
Jimmy Reed Otis Rush Magic Sam
Son Seals Magic Slim Otis Spann
Hound Dog Taylor Koko Taylor Little Walter
Muddy Waters Junior Wells Howlin' Wolf
Misc. Artists Blues Links