Muddy Waters – Well known Names In The History Of Blues

Originally born McKinley Morganfield on April 4th, 1915, blues guitarist Muddy Waters is probably one of the most well known names in the history of blues. Most blues musicians consider blues guitarist Muddy Waters the father of the Chicago Sound and he is also the father of two other famous blues musicians; Big Bill Morganfield and Larry “Mud Morganfield” Williams. He was one of the major inspirations of the blues revival in the 60’s and was recently ranked #17 in Rolling Stones article the 100 greatest ARTISTS of all time! Muddy Waters is a name that is synonymous with the world Blues and over the past century has become a household name.

Muddy Waters

Top 5 Songs

Baby Please Don’t Go

Blow wind Blow

Mannish Boy

I can’t be

Rolling Stone

Top 3 Albums

The Chess Box

I’m Ready

Fathers and Sons


Year Title Label
1958 The Best of Muddy Waters Chess
1960 Muddy Waters sings Big Bill Broonzy Chess
At Newport 1960 Chess
1964 Folk Singer Chess
1966 The Real Folk Blues Chess
Down on Stovall’s Plantation: His First Recordings Testament
1967 More Real Folk Blues Chess
1968 Electric Mud Cadet Concept
1969 After the Rain Cadet Concept
Fathers and Sons Chess
Sail On Chess
1971 They Call Me Muddy Waters Chess
Live (at Mr. Kelley’s) Chess
1972 The London Muddy Waters Sessions Chess
1973 Can’t Get No Grindin’ Chess
“Unk” in Funk Chess
1975 The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album Chess
1977 Hard Again Blue Sky
1978 I’m Ready Blue Sky
1979 Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Live Blue Sky
1981 King Bee Blue Sky
1989 The Chess Box MCA/Chess
1993 The Complete Plantation Recordings MCA/Chess
1994 One More Mile MCA/Chess
2000 Rollin’ Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection (Chess Masters 1947–1952) MCA/Chess
The Lost Tapes Blind Pig
2001 Muddy Waters 1941–1946 Document
The Anthology (1947–1972) MCA/Chess
2004 Hoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Masters, Vol. 2: 1952–1958 Hip-O Select/Chess
2006 The Definitive Collection Geffen/Chess
2007 Breakin’ It Up, Breakin’ It Down (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton) Epic/Legacy
2009 Authorized Bootleg: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium November 4–6, 1966 Geffen/Chess

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