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Muddy Waters

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: April 4, 1915 | Died: April 30, 1983    

Muddy Waters

Waters was born McKinley Morganfield in Issaquena County, Mississippi in 1913 (He later told people that he was born in 1915 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi; the reason for this remains unknown). His grandmother Della Grant raised him after his mother died in 1918. His fondness for playing in mud earned him his nickname at an early age. Waters started out on harmonica but by age seventeen he was playing the guitar at parties and “fish fries”, emulating two blues artists who were extremely popular in the south, Son House and Robert Johnson. “His thick heavy tone, the dark coloration of his voice and his firm almost stolid manner were all clearly derived from House,” wrote Peter Guralnick in Feel Like Going Home, “but the embellishments which he added, the imaginative slide technique and more agile rhythms, were closer to Johnson.”...
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Awards

Grammy Awards: 1971 Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording “They Call Me Muddy Waters” 1972 Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording “The London Muddy Waters Session” 1975 Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording “The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album” 1977 Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording “Hard Again” 1978 Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording “I’m Ready” 1979 Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording “Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live” 1992 Lifetime Achievement Award 1998 Hall of Fame “Hoochie Coochie Man” W.C. HANDY BLUES AWARDS: 1983 Single of the Year “Got My Mojo Working” 1985 Reissue Album of the Year “The Chess Box” 1985 Reissue Album of the Year “Rare and Unissued” 1990 Reissue Album of the Year “The Chess Box” 1994 Reissue Album of the Year “The Complete Plantation Recordings” 1995 Reissue Album of the Year “One More Mile” DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE: 1968 Critics Poll Award Best Blues Group 1969 Critics Poll Award Best Blues Group
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    Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down

    Legacy Recordings
    2007
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    Muddy Waters

    Tzadik
    2004
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    Muddy Waters Paris, 1972

    Tzadik
    1997
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    The Complete Plantation Recordings

    Tzadik
    1993
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    Blues Anthology

    Tzadik
    1990
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    Mannish Boy (16 Greatest Hits)

    Tzadik
    1989
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    The Best Of Muddy Waters

    Tzadik
    1987

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