Muddy Waters Complete Recordings

Muddy Waters (1941-1950)  Music

Posted by drucen at Nov. 16, 2008
Muddy Waters (1941-1950)

Muddy WatersLibrary of Congress Recordings (1941 - 1942)
Early Commercial Recordings (1946 - 1950)

APE (cue+log+covers) | 220 Mb | RS
Released: 2001 | Label: Document Records (DOCD-5146) | Genre:Blues

It's impossible to listen Muddy Waters' first recordings without an awareness of everything that came after; and in many ways, it's distortive to try, for it was these sessions that aroused thoughts of professionalism and commercial recording in the young Waters.Nevertheless, it's important to realise that what Alan Lomax heard in 1941-1942 was not yet the embryonic sound of Chicago blues, but rather the latest developments in the guitar blues of Coahoma County, Mississippi. Jake Gittes
VA - The Complete History Of The Blues 1920-1962 (2015) {4CD Box Set}

VA - The Complete History Of The Blues 1920-1962 (2015) {4CD Box Set}
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Blues, Early R&B | Proper Records #PROPERBOX 191

100 songs by the Blues' biggest names from the genre's golden period of 1920-1962. This set contains the artists and songs that changed the musical landscape forever and influenced almost everything that followed. This set comes with a 28 page illustrated booklet including discographical information and an essay about this fascinating subject. The perfect snapshot for anyone interested in the genre or those wanting to know how modern rock music was formulated.
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:35
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPB 1483 SA

Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar. It is Waters's only all-acoustic album. Numerous reissues of Folk Singer include bonus tracks from two subsequent sessions, in April 1964 and October 1964. Despite not charting in any country, Folk Singer received critical acclaim; most reviewers praised its high-quality sound, especially on remastered versions, as well as the instrumentation. In 2003, the album was ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5: The Final Chapter (1996) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 57546 rec 1931-1933}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5: The Final Chapter (1996) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 57546 rec 1931-1933}
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© 1931-33, 1996 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 57546
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

Bessie Smith cut 160 sides for the Columbia and OKeh labels between 1923 and 1933, and the four previous two-CD/cassette box sets of her complete recordings released in the 1990s covered 154 of them, which introduces the question, what can a fifth two-CD/cassette box set contain in addition to the remaining six cuts? First, there are five previously unreleased alternate takes; second, there is the 15-minute low-fi soundtrack to the two-reel short St. Louis Blues, which constitutes the only film of Smith; and third, taking up all of the second CD/cassette, there are 72 minutes of interview tapes of Ruby Smith, Bessie Smith's niece, who traveled as part of her show. The box contains a "Parental Advisory – Explicit Lyrics" warning because of the nature of Ruby Smith's reminiscences. You won't learn much about Bessie Smith's music from her niece's remarks, but you will learn a lot about her sexual preferences.
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (1992) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47474 rec 1925-1928}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (1992) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47474 rec 1925-1928}
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© 1925-28, 1992 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 47474
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

On the third of five volumes (the first four are double-CD box sets) that reissue all of her recordings, the great Bessie Smith is greatly assisted on some of the 38 selections by a few of her favorite sidemen: cornetist Joe Smith, trombonist Charlie Green, and clarinetist Buster Bailey. But the most important of her occasional musicians was pianist James P. Johnson, who makes his first appearance in 1927 and can be heard on four duets with Bessie, including the monumental "Backwater Blues." Other highlights of this highly recommended set (all five volumes are essential) include "After You've Gone," "Muddy Water," "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," "Trombone Cholly," "Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair," and "Mean Old Bed Bug Blues." The power and intensity of Bessie Smith's recordings should be considered required listening; even 80 years later they still communicate.

VA - Muddy Waters: All Star Tribute To A Legend (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 26, 2017
VA - Muddy Waters: All Star Tribute To A Legend (2011)

VA - Muddy Waters: All Star Tribute To A Legend (2011)
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Modern Electric Blues | Label: Music Avenue | # 250296 | Time: 00:59:04

Recorded on October 11, 1997 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., an impressive All-Star cast of Blues musicians, including Muddy's own son Bill Morganfield, turned out to pay homage to the Legendary Muddy Waters, the King of Blues. Features special guests, John Hiatt, Peter Wolf, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Charlie Musslewhite, Robert Junior Lockwood, Big Bill Morganfield, Nick Gravenites, Mem Shannon and Phoebe Snow.
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live At The Checkerboard Lounge (2017)

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live At The Checkerboard Lounge
Blues, Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 116:42 min | 269 MB
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

This live performance, previously released on DVD, is now being released as standalone CD for the first time. Checkerboard Lounge: Live In Chicago 1981 captures a very special night in the middle of the Stones mammoth 1981 US tour when the band turned up on their night off at Buddy Guy's Checkerboard Lounge blues club in Chicago where Muddy Waters was playing. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart all joined in the performance for a truly memorable night.
Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (1968) {1997, Remastered, The Legendary Masters Series}

Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (1968) {1997, Remastered, The Legendary Masters Series}
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Electric Blues / Chicago Blues / Psychedelic Rock
Chess #329 364-2 / MCA Records #MCD 09364

Electric Mud is the fifth studio album by Muddy Waters, with Rotary Connection serving as his backing band. Released in 1968, it imagines Muddy Waters as a psychedelic musician. Producer Marshall Chess suggested that Muddy Waters record experimental, psychedelic blues tracks with members of Rotary Connection in an attempt to revive the blues singer's career. The album peaked at #127 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. It was controversial for its fusion of electric blues with psychedelic elements, but was influential on psychedelic rock bands of the era…

Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 26, 2017
Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997) [Repost]

Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Chess, Universal | # MCD 09370, 329 370-2 | Time: 00:59:36
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Slide Guitar

One of the best recordings in Chess Records' 50th Anniverary series is the first of two bookend Muddy Waters collections, His Best 1947-55. Documenting Waters's most creatively and commercially successful years at Aristocrat/Chess, this collection begins with his formative years and ends with Waters at his peak. So you're in for a lot of terrific bottleneck slide guitar work as well as electric Chicago blues; what's to criticize? Superb remasterings of "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "I'm Ready", and "Mannish Boy" are simply beyond reproach. With simple bass accompaniment from Ernest "Big" Crawford, Waters's bottleneck tracks are spare, haunting and, quite frankly, perfect country blues. And listening to Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, and Jimmy Rogers piece together (and perfect very quickly) the classic Chicago sound is pure blues epiphany. At the very least, this collection shows you why Waters's rollicking stop-time classics like "Mannish Boy" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" have sparked endless imitations over the years–and why nobody has played them better since.
Muddy Waters - 'The Real Folk Blues' (1966) + 'More Real Folk Blues' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2002 [Repost]

Muddy Waters - 'The Real Folk Blues' (1966) + 'More Real Folk Blues' (1967)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2002

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans ~ 163 Mb
Chicago Blues, Folk Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 822-2 | Time: 01:09:31

Waters' The Real Folk Blues and More Real Folk Blues, combined here onto one CD, were not exactly random collections of tracks – the quality was too consistently high for them to just have been picked out of a hat. Still, it was a pretty arbitrary grouping of items that he recorded between 1947 and 1964. In fact, they hail from throughout his whole stint at Chess, virtually; at the time these albums were first issued, though, all of the material on More Real Folk Blues was from the late '40s and early '50s. They didn't exactly concentrate on his most well-known songs, but they didn't entirely neglect them either, including "Mannish Boy," "Walking Thru the Park," "The Same Thing," "Rollin' & Tumblin' Part One," "She's Alright," and "Honey Bee," amongst somewhat more obscure selections. So ultimately, this disc's usefulness depends on your fussiness as a collector – if it's the only Waters you ever pick up, you'll still have a good idea of his greatness, and if you don't mind getting some tracks you might already have on more avowedly best-of sets, you'll probably hear some stuff you don't already have in your collection.