Muddy Waters "At Newport" LPWaxtime
180 gram vinyl.
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for defunct labels before landing in Chicago in the early forties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world, later cutting a series of hit sessions for Aristocrat which became Chess Records. Phil and Leonard Chess knew they had a kingpin on their hands when Muddy started his endless stream of blues smashes.
The label honored the man with his first live album simply titled "Muddy Waters At Newport 1960." Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary James Cotton on harp and the masterful Otis Spann on piano, "Muddy Waters At Newport 1960" would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day Chicago blues history.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits "I Got My Brand On You", Muddy continues to rock the crowd through a treasure trove of 8 more blues champions which made this one of the most important live recordings of all time.