What does it sound like?:
Along with BB King, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters pretty much encapsulated the blues. In fact, Keith Richards even went so far as to describe him as Mr Blues. This forty-track two cd compilation covers his whole career on the Chess label, staring way back in 1947 and running all the way through to 1975. All the standards you’d expect are present and correct – Mannish Boy, Got My Mojo Working, You Shook Me, Rollin’ and Tumblin’ and of course Hoochie Coochie Man. Alongside these you also get a handful of live takes from the sixties and seventies, plus one or two little compiled rarities. Throw in an informative twenty eight-page booklet with some authoritative writing and rare photos, and you’ve the makings of a great set that guarantees listening satisfaction..
What does it all *mean*?
A nice, well put together introduction to the catalogue of Muddy Waters’ music, aimed mainly at the previously uninitiated.
Goes well with…
Some fine sippin’ bourbon, no ice.
Might suit people who like…