Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1956, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of legendary blues singer Muddy Waters, Morganfield never picked up a guitar until his father’s death in 1983. However, the absence of contact between them during his childhood may go some way to explaining this extraordinary story of the late blooming of his undeniable talent. Morganfield, who was not given his father’s name at birth, lived with his grandmother in Florida. Nevertheless, Waters’ music did feature in his record collection, as did more pop influences, such as the Jacksons. Morganfield saw his father play live on one occasion and was greatly stirred by the response that Waters generated from the crowd. Perhaps it was a similar intention which prompted Morganfield, who has degrees in English and Communications, to a career as a high-school English teacher. He was determined to forge a connection between himself and children who, for whatever reason, felt isolated in the way that he had at...

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