Thursday, April 26, 2012

62 Years Ago: Muddy Waters' First Greatest Hits Album

By 1958, Muddy Waters was already a blues legend; a great bandleader who came from Mississippi up north to Chicago and "made it" in the music world with his haunting electrified Delta blues. Chess Records compiled his greatest hits from 1948 to 1954 and released a greatest hits album, simply called "The Best of Muddy Waters". Just see the tracklist: 1. I Just Want to Make Love to You 2. Long Distance Call 3. Louisiana Blues 4. Honey Bee 5. Rollin' Stone 6. I'm Ready 7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 8. She Moves Me 9. I Want You to Love Me 10. Standin' Around Cryin' 11. Still a Fool 12. I Can't Be Satisfied All 12 songs are considered blues standards, and all helped shape the sound of rock n' roll. Hell even the Rolling Stones took their name from the song title! So enjoy one of those blues classics, "Louisiana Blues":

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