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The Kennedy Center presents: Muddy Waters

The Kennedy Center presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters

Honored in this special 1997 tribute, Muddy Waters was the King of the Blues.  The man who took the deep blues of the Mississippi Delta to the city of Chicago. He then pumps it up with an electric combo that created a blue print for the rock-and-roll band. With Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Peter Wolf, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Nick Gravenites, John Hiatt, Koko Taylor, and many others. Check out this video highlight of an iconic moment in time!  Furthermore, this is why we have to honor the blues artists that came before us and what they created for the future generations of blues artists.  It’s a fantastic Performance!

Featuring: Buddy Guy (She’s 19 Years Old), Keb Mo’ (I Can’t Be Satisfied), Peter Wolf (Rollin’ and Tumblin’).  Along with John Hiatt (The Same Old Thing), Nick Gravenites (Forty Days and Forty Nights). Gregg Allman (Trouble No More), Koko Taylor (Long Distance Call) and Robert Jr. Lockwood (Mean Red Spider).  

In 1999 – this performance receives an Emmy nomination, Editing: “The Kennedy Center Presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters” Produced by Toby Byron and Allen Newman

That’s it for this week, be sure to check back next week!

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Produced by Toby Byron and Allen Newman

Executive Produced by John Scher and Jeff Rowland

Directed by Stanley Dorfman

Consultant – Jim O’Neal

Hosted by Billy Dee Williams

A coproduction of Metropolitan Entertainment Group in association with Toby Byron/Multiprises, WETA, Washington D.C., the John F. KennedyCenter for the Performing Arts, and NHK, Japan – Distributed by: Warner/Hybrid

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