Muddy Waters

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by Muddy Waters

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McKinley Morganfield, 4 April 1913, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, USA, d. 30 April 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the dominant figures of post-war blues, Muddy Waters was raised in the rural Mississippi town of Clarksdale, in whose juke-joints he came into contact with the legendary Son House and Robert Nighthawk. Having already mastered the rudiments of the harmonica and guitar, Waters began performing and this early country blues period was later documented by Alan Lomax. Touring the... Read more

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blues
chicago blues
classic blues
delta blues
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