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Muddy Waters 1941 - 1946
DOCD-5146 Muddy Waters: Library of Congress Recordings (1941 – 1942) & Early Commercial Recordings (1946 – 1950) Muddy Waters, vocal, guitar. With contributions by: Percy Thomas, vocal, guitar; Son Simms (probably Henry Simms), violin; Louis Ford, vocal, mandolin; Charles Berry, guitar; Homer Harris, vocal, guitar; James “Beale Street” Clark, vocal, piano, “Baby Face” Leroy Foster, vocal, drums; Little Walter, vocal, harmonica; and others… Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar, Bottleneck Slide Guitar; Chicago Blues, Blues Harmonica. Informative booklet notes by Jack Gittes. Detailed discography. From this CDs booklet notes: It is impossible to listen to Muddy Waters' first recordings without an awareness of everything that came after. Muddy Waters was part of the burgeoning Chicago blues scene that defined and shaped the approach to amplified music in the 40's and 50's. The first tracks on this Document records CD come from recordings that Alan Lomax made of Muddy Waters in 1941 - 1942 during a field recording trip on behalf of the Library of Congress and although they are not yet the sounds that became known as Chicago Blues, they are sessions that awoke the professionalism in the young Waters. Continued...

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