Aristocrat Of The Blues 1941-1950

Muddy Waters

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASMCD3283

Release Date:  12 July 2024

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988328325

Genres:  Blues  

  • Description

    McKinley Morganfield AKA Muddy Waters didn't single-handedly effect the seismic upheaval in the sound of Chicago Blues as the 1940s give way to the '50s, but it's impossible to overstate his importance to its evolution it moved from a still largely acoustic to an electric format after World War Two. And it's fair to say that, without Muddy's participation, it might have taken a considerably different direction.

    Jasmine's third Muddy compilation "The Aristocrat Of The Blues" features all the recordings that he made as a session leader (rather than an accompanist) for Aristocrat -Records of Chicago in the two years before the label changed its name to Chess Records (1948-50). They provide the foundation on which everything that followed was built - not just for Muddy, but for Chess Records itself - and include many songs that were associated with Muddy throughout his time in the limelight, including 'I Can't Be Satisfied', 'I Feel Like Goin' Home' and his spectacular two part version of 'Rollin' And Tumblin'.

    Muddy has been gone for more than 40 years now, but his all pervasive influence on the blues is as strong as it ever was and always will be. Here's a welcome opportunity to hear him as he sounded at the start of his long and illustrious career, with the masters presented in order of recording and with the addition of three invaluable pre-Aristocrat sides that he later reworked.

    There have been no shortage of Muddy compilations in the digital era, but this is the first time this period of his career has been compiled into a stand-alone CD. Jasmine feel sure it will quickly join their previous two Muddy CDs in their list of all-time best sellers.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Gypsy Woman
      • 2. Little Anna Mae
      • 3. Good Looking Woman
      • 4. Mean Disposition
      • 5. I Can't Be Satisfied
      • 6. I Feel Like Going Home
      • 7. Train Fare Home
      • 8. Sittin' Here And Drinkin'
      • 9. Down South Blues
      • 10. Kind Hearted Woman
      • 11. You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Dead And Gone)
      • 12. Mean Red Spider
      • 13. Standin' Here Tremblin'
      • 14. Hard Days
      • 15. Streamline Woman
      • 16. Muddy Jumps One
      • 17. Little Geneva
      • 18. Canary Bird
      • 19. Burying Ground
      • 20. You're Gonna Need My Help
      • 21. Screaming And Crying
      • 22. Where's My Woman Been
      • 23. Last Time I Fool Around With You
      • 24. Rollin' And Tumblin' - Part One
      • 25. Rollin' And Tumblin' - Part Two
      • 26. I Be's Troubled
      • 27. Country Blues
      • 28. Mean Red Spider