[44] It was the most successful album of Muddy Waters' career, reaching number 70 on the Billboard 200. [10] "Waters" was added years later, as he began to play harmonica and perform locally in his early teens. [16] The complete recordings were reissued by Chess Records on CD as Muddy Waters: The Complete Plantation Recordings. Later in 1972, he flew to England to record the album The London Muddy Waters Sessions. In addition to four new original songs by Jorma Kaukonen and one by Nick Buck, the album includes covers of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy", Muddy Waters' "I Can't … 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. The next court date was set for July 10, 2018. Made about fifteen dollars for him, gave my grandmother seven dollars and fifty cents, I kept seven-fifty and paid about two-fifty for that guitar. But when it first came out, it started selling like wild, and then they started sending them back. Eric Clapton was a big fan of Muddy Waters while growing up, and his music influenced Clapton's music career. [17], In 1943, Muddy Waters headed to Chicago with the hope of becoming a full-time professional musician. [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]. Waters's signature tune "Rollin' Stone" also became a hit that year. 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. She died of cancer on March 15, 1973. Hoppkorv was the seventh album by the American blues rock band Hot Tuna, and their last studio album recorded for Grunt Records, as Grunt BFL1-1920. [21] Later that year, he began recording for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess. "[42], Nonetheless, six months later he recorded a follow-up album, After the Rain, which had a similar sound and featured many of the same musicians. [67], Following his death, fellow blues musician B.B. In addition to four new original songs by Jorma Kaukonen and one by Nick Buck, the album includes covers of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy", Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied", and Chuck Berry's "Talkin' 'Bout You." A 1970s recording of his mid-'50s hit "Mannish Boy" was used in the films Goodfellas, Better Off Dead, Risky Business, and the rockumentary The Last Waltz. This gave him the opportunity to play in front of a large audience. The performance was made available on DVD in 2009 by Shout! 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. "[45] Nevertheless, the album won another Grammy, again for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording. He later recalled arriving in Chicago as the single most momentous event in his life. In the early 1930s, Waters accompanied Big Joe Williams on tours of the Delta, playing harmonica. The 1920 census lists him as five years old as of March 6, 1920, suggesting that his birth year may have been 1914. Muddy Waters' songs have been featured in long-time fan Martin Scorsese's movies, including The Color of Money, Goodfellas, and Casino. [49][50], In 1981, Muddy Waters was invited to perform at ChicagoFest, the city's top outdoor music festival. By the time he was 17, he had purchased his first guitar. In August 1941,[7] Alan Lomax went to Stovall, Mississippi, on behalf of the Library of Congress to record various country blues musicians. Years later, he traveled to Florida and met his future wife, 19-year-old Marva Jean Brooks, whom he nicknamed "Sunshine". Willie Dixon said that "There was quite a few people around singing the blues but most of them was singing all sad blues. [53], In 1982, declining health dramatically stopped his performance schedule. 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. 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[43], Later in 1969, he recorded and released the album Fathers and Sons, which featured a return to his classic Chicago blues sound. 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. However, the heirs asked for that citation not to be pursued. 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. B. Lenoir. '"[6] Lomax came back in July 1942 to record him again. [61] In 2017, a ten stories-mural commissioned as a part of the Chicago Blues Festival and designed by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra was painted on the side of the building at 17 North State Street, at the corner of State and Washington Streets. [54], Muddy Waters and his longtime wife, Geneva Wade (a first cousin of R. L. Burnside) were married in Lexington, Mississippi, in 1940. [39] The Super Super Blues Band united Wolf and Waters, who had a long-standing rivalry. Named Muddywood, the instrument is now exhibited at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. [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. Gradually, Chess relented, and by September 1953 he was recording with one of the most acclaimed blues groups in history: Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elga Edmonds (also known as Elgin Evans) on drums, and Otis Spann on piano. Throngs of blues musicians and fans attended his funeral at Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. [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. [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". Man, you don't know how I felt that Saturday afternoon when I heard that voice and it was my own voice. "But that ain't what I need to sell my people, it ain't the Muddy Waters sound. [14]. Williams recounted to Blewett Thomas that he eventually dropped Waters "because he was takin' away my women [fans]". Watch video at YouTube Muddy Waters's band became a proving ground for some of the city's best blues talent,[25] with members of the ensemble going on to successful careers of their own. The song was also covered by Canned Heat at the Monterey Pop Festival and later adapted by Bob Dylan on his album Modern Times. The album had its highest peak at #116 on the Billboard charts. I was a good Baptist, singing in the church. [citation needed]. [56], His sons, Larry "Mud" Morganfield and Big Bill Morganfield, are also blues singers and musicians. 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. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four songs of Muddy Waters among the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. The band Cream covered "Rollin' and Tumblin'" on their 1966 debut album, Fresh Cream. We opened up in Leeds, England. Howlin' Wolf moved to Chicago in 1954 with financial support earned through his successful Chess singles, and the "legendary rivalry" with Muddy Waters began. One of Led Zeppelin's biggest hits, "Whole Lotta Love", is based on the Muddy Waters hit "You Need Love" (written by Willie Dixon). [32] He recalled: They thought I was a Big Bill Broonzy [but] I wasn't. 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. 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