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Muddy Waterspseudonym of McKinley Morganfield (Issaquena County (Mississippi), 4 april 1913 - Westmont (Illinois), april 30, 1983), was an American blues singer, and is in the blues music seen as a successor to its predecessors, Willie Brown Son House, and Robert Johnson. In the list of "the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" (the 100 greatest artists of all time) of Rolling Stone State Waters at number 17. [1]

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Water usually said that he was in 1915 in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) was born, but he is actually in neighboring Issaquena County is born.

He grew up with his grandmother in Mississippi Clarksdale on Stovall Plantation and it was she who gave him his nickname: because he played as a child in the nearby river they called him Muddy Water.

At the age of seven began Muddy with harmonica (blues harp) and thus had a lot of attention as he played a tune in the middle of the square. Later, at the age of 17, he exchanged his harmonica for a guitar and played on local events.

In the summer of 1941 and again in 1942 he would for Alan Lomax and the Library of Congress that would later be released as legendary pictures Down On Stovall's Plantation. Confident he will move to Chicago in 1943 to make it as a musician and its existence as sharecropper for good.

Initially he survives as a hired servant and tries as a professional blues singer at the bin to come up with the help of Big Bill Broonzy. By switching to electric guitar, he will lay the foundations for the Chicago sound. His first recordings for Columbia remain unpublished and only in 1948 he breaks through with "I Can't Be Satisfied for what was then the Aristocratlabel is. Aristocrat Records changes that year in Chess Records, named after the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess. Initially they link him to Ernest Big Crawford but gradually he collects the very best musicians: Little WalterJimmy RogersElgin Evans and Otis Spann will dominate the scene in the early 1950s in combination with composer Willie DixonHoochie Coochie ManI just wanna make love to you 'I'm readyand bring him commercial success. Inspiring club appearances settle for good the fame of Muddy and Howlin' Wolf only rival comes in his neighborhood.

In the second half of the Decade stagnates the success, Little Walter and Jimmy Rogers left the group but everytime he gives new talent the opportunity to develop themselves in his band. Big Walter HortonJames CottonBuddy GuyLuther JohnsonFred BelowBob MargolinPinetop Perkins will perpetuate his sound over the years.

Mannish Boy (Bo Diddleys version of Hoochie Coohie Man), Forty Days and Forty Nights and she's 19 years old still grow with time to classics.

In 1958 he travels to Great Britain where he overwhelms the English public with his electric blues. His performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 where he a heart-stopping version of Got my mojo working , will convince the predominantly white audience. In the early sixties, pick up the British beat groups are sound: bands like The Rolling Stones (named after his early hit), The Pretty Things or John Mayall's Bluesbreakers forms the conduit for the blues for a whole generation of white young people.Muddy Waters affect the rock is not to overstate.

In an attempt to fit in with the youth culture from the end of the 1960s, Chess brings Electric Mud from in 1968, an album by the psychedelic mangel when his old successes. A car accident limited him in its capabilities and now he will still take the guitar at gigs only sporadically.

The 70 's are the years of his comeback: touring in Europe (including in the opening act for the Rolling Stones) bring him lasting recognition and in 1973 he moves to the better-off Westmont Illinois. In 1972 he takes in London The London Muddy Waters Sessions with young admirers as Rory Gallagher and Steve Winwood. At the farewell concert of The Band in 1976 he plays Mannish Boy and appears in The Last Waltz, the cinematic registration procedures by Martin Scorsese. From 1978 he takes four albums on with Johnny Winter for his Blue Sky label. Along with old stalwarts as James Cotton and Big Walter Horton blows new life into his old hits on Hard Again and King Bee .

This blues legend died In 1983 at the age of 70 to a heart attack in his sleep.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Checkerboard lounge-Live Chicago 1981 2012 21-07-2012 34 1 * with The Rolling Stones

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Mannish boy 1988 05-11-1988 7 8 No. 6 in the Single Top 100

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Checkerboard lounge-Live Chicago 1981 2012 21-07-2012 2 23 with The Rolling Stones

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Mannish boy - - - - 1331 1295 1393 1445 1870 1596 1289 1349 1347 656 817

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