Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Essential Blues: "Folk Singer" - Muddy Waters

Got enough of Muddy yet?

This album, released in 1964, took a different turn from Muddy's usual electric blues. It's a full on acoustic album, and played in a very minimalist style, which gives it a dark and haunting sound of his old classics and new material.

Featuring a young Buddy Guy on guitar, the great Willie Dixon on upright bass, and Clifton James on drums, and Muddy on slide guitar, the sounds are so mellow and played with such little effort, but the result is a deep and full sound.

Muddy also gets a solo track, "Feel like Going Home"... so chilling to hear.

So, go get this album, ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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