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A Chance To Meet…Muddy Waters – 1981

A Chance To Meet – Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters. Guy De Faye is interviewing the legendary American blues musician Muddy Waters. One of the foremost artists in blues history. Muddy is in Jersey, Channel Islands performing a concert at Fort Regent Leisure Centre. First broadcast on Channel Television on the 24th June 1981. Furthermore, this interview is about growing up in Mississippi and how his career plays out up to 1981. Even better is that he talks guitars and the one that he receives from Billy Gibbons as a gift.

As “Father of the Chicago Blues”, he paves the way for establishing the “Windy City’s” electric style of blues. Furthermore, his work with another Chicago blues man, the master lyricist and bassist Willie Dixon, creates some of his biggest releases. Which includes one of his most important and influential songs, “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”.

Aside from the blues, Water’s musical influence can be heard in other genres. Such as country, jazz, R&B and most importantly, rock. The roots of rock & roll are deep in the heart and soul of Muddy Waters. From his influence on Chuck Berry to becoming a key component of the British Blue’s Scene. Many of his songs have become standards of the genre, such as “Mannish Boy”, “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”, “Got My Mojo Working”, and “Rollin’ Stone”.  Below is an early video from the German “Beat-Club” TV show. Recorded during Muddy’s European tour in 1970.

Muddy leads some of the best bands in the history of the blues, which along the way helps to launch the careers of “Little Walter” Jacobs, Jimmy Rogers, Junior Wells, Earl Hooker, Otis Spann, Pinetop Perkins, and others. Truly, one of the most important musicians in music history. Below Muddy is performing at the Copenhagen Jazz festival (October 27,1968).

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