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McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 1971
RecordedNovember 1948 - January 1953
StudioChicago, IL
Genre Blues
Length72:10
Label Chess
2CH-60006
Producer Phil Chess, Leonard Chess, Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon
Muddy Waters chronology
They Call Me Muddy Waters
(1971)
McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters
(1971)
Live at Mr. Kelly's
(1971)

McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters is a compilation album by blues musician Muddy Waters featuring tracks recorded between 1948 and 1953 released by the Chess label in 1971. [1] [2] [3]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [4]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide [5]

The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame inducted it as a "Classic of Blues Recording" in 1983. [6] AllMusic reviewer Eugene Chadbourne stated "at the time it was one of the best retrospectives of his material available. Every conceivable classic by Waters is present here, in an intelligently edited presentation that flows through a dozen years of the great bluesman's career. The trip starts with a solo, pure Delta blues sound in 1948, but by 1960 a sophisticated, swinging Chicago blues combo style had been established for several years, with Waters an acknowledged master". [4]

Track listing

All compositions credited to McKinley Morganfield except where noted

  1. "Louisiana Blues" – 2:52
  2. " I'm Ready" ( Willie Dixon) – 3:02
  3. "Honey Bee" – 3:20
  4. " I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Dixon) – 2:50
  5. " Kind-Hearted Woman" – 2:35
  6. "She Moves Me" – 2:55
  7. " (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" (Dixon) – 2:49
  8. "Long Distance Call" – 2:39
  9. "She's All Right" – 2:28
  10. " Rollin' Stone" – 3:05
  11. "Standing Around Crying" 3:19
  12. "Too Young to Know" – 3:12
  13. "Walking Thru the Park" – 2:39
  14. "Still a Fool" – 3:12
  15. "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had" – 2:55
  16. "I Can't Be Satisfied" – 2:41
  17. "I Want You to Love Me" – 3:01
  18. " Rolling and Tumbling" – 2:57
  19. "Just to Be With You" – 3:12
  20. "You're Gonna Need My Help" – 3:05
  21. "Same Thing" (Dixon) – 2:40
  22. "My Life Is Ruined" – 3:12
  23. " Baby, Please Don't Go" – 3:01
  24. " Got My Mojo Working (Part I)" – 4:30
  • Recorded in Chicago, IL in December 1947 (track 16), November 1948 (track 5), July 12, 1949 (track 20), February 1950 (track 10 & 18), October 23, 1950 (track 1), January 23, 1951 (tracks 3, 8, 12), July 11, 1951 (tracks 6 & 14), May 12, 1952 (track 11), December 1952 or January 9, 1953 (tracks 9 & 22), September 24, 1953 (track 17), January 7, 1954 (track 7), April 13, 1954 (track 4), September 1, 1954 (track 2), June 29, 1956 (track 19), August 1958 (track 13), July 3, 1960 (tracks 23 & 24), April 9, 1964 (track 15, 21)

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Both Sides Now: GRT Consolidated Chess/Cadet Album Discography (1971-1975) accessed August 27, 2019
  2. ^ Wirz' American Music: Muddy Waters Discography accessed August 27, 2019
  3. ^ Wight, P. & Rothwell, F. The Complete Muddy Waters Discography accessed August 27, 2019
  4. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. Muddy Waters: A.K.A. McKinley Morganfield – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (Editors). The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st edition, Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, p. 447.
  6. ^ O'Neal, Jim (1983). "1983 Hall of Fame Inductees: McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters — Muddy Waters (Chess, 1971)". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved September 16, 2019.