Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Music Club: Muddying the Waters

McKinley Morganfield, April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983

Muddy Waters (featuring Little Walter): Don't Go No Farther

"Well, it's certainly ONE of the greatest harmonica solos...For anyone interested, this is in the key of E flat and Little Walter is playing a Hohner 64 Chromonica, using the slide/button to achieve the unique phrases he plays here.
That guy was something."

Muddy Waters: Baby Please Don't Go

Muddy Waters Band: Hoochie Coochie Man (live at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival)

Muddy Waters Band: You Can't Lose What You Never Had (originally from Blues Masters; 1966 CBC-TV)

Soundstage: (PBS, 1974) episode: "Blues Summit in Chicago with Muddy Waters and Friends"

Muddy Waters: Live (1979)

Muddy Waters: After the Rain (1969)

Muddy Waters: Field Recordings, 1941 and 1942 (recorded by Alan Lomax)

"Key to the Highway" subset:
Little Walter: Key to the Highway

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee: Key to the Highway (from Pete Seeger's syndicated, then National Educational Television [proto-PBS] series, Rainbow Quest [1965–66])

Big Bill Broonzy: Key to the Highway

"This was recorded 1940/41 with Big Bill on guitar & vocals, Jazz Gillum on harmonica and Washboard Sam on washboard. You can find the recording on Document 5133: Big Bill Broonzy Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 11 (1940-1942)."

The Rolling Stones: Good Times, Bad Times

"the rolling stones got really boring after brian jones left the group."

40 Days subset:
Muddy Waters: 40 Days and 40 Nights

The Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond/Joe Morello/Gene Wright Quartet: 40 Days

Justice (poppy reggae/hiphop-flavored dance): 40 Days

Mark Schultz (Xian AOR): 40 Days

The Band: Mystery Train, with Paul Butterfield; Mannish Boy, with Muddy Waters and Butterfield (from The Last Waltz)

Muddy Waters: Champagne and Reefer

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