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Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (1964/2011) [Official Digital Download DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz]

Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (1964/2011)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 00:40:33 minutes | 1.6 GB | Genre: Blues
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds | © Chess Records
Recorded: September 1963, Tel Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois

There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters’ Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he’s clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.

Muddy’s rich vibrant tones, sometimes pleading, sometimes whispering, occasionally shouting and chanting, tells us the story of a blues singer or for lack of a better word- a folk singer who can’t tell you his story the same way more than once, whose interpretation changes as his mood and nostalgia serves him as on that one memorable day I asked Muddy to sing “The Blues.”

1 My Home Is In The Delta 4:00
2 Long Distance 3:33
3 My Captain 5:13
4 Good Morning School Girl 3:15
5 You Gonna Need My Help 3:13
6 Cold Weather Blues 4:42
7 Big Leg Woman 3:28
8 Country Boy 3:29
9 Feel Like Going Home 3:54
10 The Same Thing 2:46
11 You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had 3:01

Muddy Waters – Composer, guitar, vocals
Buddy Guy – Guitar
Sammy Lawhorn – Guitar
James Madison – Guitar
Otis Spann – Harmonica, piano
Francis Clay – Drums
Clifton James – Drums
S.P. Leary – Drums
Willie Dixon – Bass
Milton Rector – Bass
J.T. Brown – Clarinet, tenor saxophone


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