Saturday, November 26, 2005

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

This months Mojo magazine CD celebrates the music that influenced Jimi Hendrix.

Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield {April 4, 1915–April 30, 1983}) was first recorded on a Mississippi Delta plantation by Alan Lomax in 1941. He would go on to be considered "the father of Chicago blues".

Wikipedia has an interesting biography on Muddy Waters, including the claim that the birth of rock and roll can be simplified as an amalgamation of the music of Muddy Waters and Hank Williams.

Turned on to Muddy Waters - and the blues in general - by Ernestine Benson, a boarder in the Hendrix home, Jimi traded on his authentic blues credentials when he arrived in London. On October 17, 1967, he cut a version of (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man at the BBC for Alex Korner's Rhythm And Blues show. "Sounds like you've never heard before" Korner promised his listeners. It was no lie.

Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man


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