14 June 2008

Muddy Waters - Muddy Mississippi Waters Live

1. Mannish Boy
2. She's Nineteen Years Old
3. Nine Below Zero
4. Streamline Woman
5. Howling Wolf
6. Baby Please Don't Go
7. Deep Down in Florida

Muddy Waters was sharp enough to realize he was onto a good thing after Johnny Winter helped him get back to his roots on 1977's HARD AGAIN. He continued working with Winter in the same no-nonsense vein through the rest of the decade. The fruit of their collaboration can be heard in a live setting on this 1979 release, which takes HARD AGAIN's brand of revitalized Muddy to the stage. Backed by his regular band plus Winter, Muddy invests these songs with so much emotion you'd swear it was the first time he'd sung "Mannish Boy" instead of the ten-thousandth. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith's simple, insistent drums, and the guitars of Winter, Bob Margolin and Luther Johnson move together with the single-minded precision of a power drill, with Muddy playing the part of the husky-voiced drill bit.

Muddy Waters - vocals, guitar, slide guitar
Pinetop Perkins - piano
Jerry Portnoy
Charles Calmese - bass
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones

Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live by dimis papas on Grooveshark

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