Muddy Waters is generally considered the Father of modern Chicago blues. The American blues musician was born April 4, 1913, and died April 30, 1983.
It always amazes me how American Blues music was mostly ignored in the 60′s until British musicians like Eric Clapton, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones revived the music and popularized it, especially in the U.S.
Muddy’s impact on the blues and rock n’ roll is enormous, with songs like these…
“Hoochie Coochie Man”
Paul Rodgers recorded a great blues tribute album called Muddy Waters Blues in 1983.
Here’s Rogers and Jeff Beck performing Waters’ “Rollin’ Stone.”
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Blues