Muddy Waters Day

McKinley Morganfield “Muddy Waters” was born April, 4 in 1913 in Rolling Fork,

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At 30, Muddy Waters moved to Chicago where he began the long process of transforming and electrifying American popular music. These twenty-two tracks were recorded by Alan Lomax in Mississippi in the early 40s before he headed north.

Muddy Waters’ historic 1941-1942 Library of Congress field recordings by Alan Lomax. In 1943 Muddy Waters moved to Chicago permanently and began the life of an urban blues man working in a factory by day and playing in the clubs at night. He didn’t make any further recordings until the mid ’40s, none of which were released. His commercial success came with the 1948 release of “I Can’t Be Satisfied” backed with “I Feel Like Going Home.”

Track List:

Stovall, Mississippi
August 24-31 1941

1 “Country Blues” -(first version)
2 Interview #1
3 “I Be’s Troubled”
4 Interview #2
5 “Burr Clover Farm Blues”
6 Interview #3

“Son Sims Four” feat. Muddy Waters
Stovall, Mississippi July 24, 1942

7 “Ramblin’ Kid Blues” -(incomplete)
8 “Ramblin’ Kid Blues”
9 “Rosalie”
10 “Joe Turner” -(Louis Ford, vocals)
11 “Pearlie May Blues” -(Percy Thomas, vocals)

Stovall, Mississippi
July 24, 1942

12 “Take A Walk With Me”
13 “Burr Clover Blues”
14 Interview #4
15 “I Be Bound To Write To You” -(first version)
16 “I Be Bound To Write To You” -(second version)
17 “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” -(first version)

Clarksdale, Mississippi
July 20-24 1942

18 “You Got To Take Sick and Die Some of These Days”
19 “Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You”
20 “Country Blues” -(second version)
21 “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” -(second version)
22 “32-20 Blues”

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