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Muddy Waters

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Mannish Boy Muddy Waters 05:24
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 03:58
I Can't Be Satisfied Muddy Waters 03:29
Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 02:52
I'm Ready Muddy Waters 03:24
Rollin' And Tumblin' Muddy Waters 04:50
The Same Thing Muddy Waters 02:45
The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll Muddy Waters 03:35
Crosseyed Cat Muddy Waters 06:00
Baby, Please Don't Go Muddy Waters 03:04

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Mannish Boy
Bus Driver
I Want to Be Loved #2
Jealous Hearted Man

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Biography

"The gypsy woman told my mother, before I was born, said you gotta boy child coming, gonna be a son of a gun," - well, she wasn't far wrong as McKinlay Morganfield rose from running juke joints along the Mississippi to become one of the best loved and most influential bluesmen in history. Nicknamed Muddy by his grandmother because of his love of playing in the dirt as a child, he was discovered by folklorist Alan Lomax, who recorded him for the Library of Congress, before moving to Chicago where, encouraged by Big Bill Broonzy, he set up one of the first fully electric delta blues bands. Waters' legendary recordings for Chess Records helped define the Chicago Blues sound and he became a huge inspiration to the likes of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. His recordings of Rollin Stone, Hoochie Coochie Man, Mannish Boy, Got My Mojo Working and I Just Want to Make Love To You have all become classic standards of the genre and early templates for what turned into rock'n'roll. Waters died in 1983 of heart failure but he remains a key figure in American Music history and an influence on every blues rock band going.