Muddy Waters

Dec 18, 2014

"Muddy Waters is the famous “father of modern Chicago blues.” He started playing the harmonica but by age 17 he played the guitar. He hails from Mississippi, got his name from is grandmother who found him playing in the nearby muddy waters of Deer Creek. Some of his more famous songs are “Gypsy Woman,” “Little Anna Mae,” and in 1948, “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” and “I Feel Like Going Home.” His signature tune became “Rollin’ Stone.” His hits include “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” and “I’m Ready.” Muddy reigned over the early 1950s Chicago blues scene, his band becoming a proving ground for some of the city’s best blues talent. He influenced a variety of music genres: blues, rhythm and blues, rock n’ roll, hard rock, folk, jazz, and country. He helped Chuck Berry get his first record contract.

"On April 30, 1983, Muddy Waters died in his sleep. A Mississippi Blues Trail market has been placed in Clarksdale, Mississippi designating the site of Muddy Waters’ boyhood cabin." - Jan

Acrylic

30 x 26

Market Value: $650

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Muddy Waters
Credit Jan Sorenson