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Muddy Waters - 'The Real Folk Blues' (1966) + 'More Real Folk Blues' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Muddy Waters - 'The Real Folk Blues' (1966) + 'More Real Folk Blues' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Muddy Waters - 'The Real Folk Blues' (1966) + 'More Real Folk Blues' (1967)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2002

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans ~ 163 Mb
Chicago Blues, Folk Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 822-2 | Time: 01:09:31

Waters' The Real Folk Blues and More Real Folk Blues, combined here onto one CD, were not exactly random collections of tracks – the quality was too consistently high for them to just have been picked out of a hat. Still, it was a pretty arbitrary grouping of items that he recorded between 1947 and 1964. In fact, they hail from throughout his whole stint at Chess, virtually; at the time these albums were first issued, though, all of the material on More Real Folk Blues was from the late '40s and early '50s. They didn't exactly concentrate on his most well-known songs, but they didn't entirely neglect them either, including "Mannish Boy," "Walking Thru the Park," "The Same Thing," "Rollin' & Tumblin' Part One," "She's Alright," and "Honey Bee," amongst somewhat more obscure selections. So ultimately, this disc's usefulness depends on your fussiness as a collector – if it's the only Waters you ever pick up, you'll still have a good idea of his greatness, and if you don't mind getting some tracks you might already have on more avowedly best-of sets, you'll probably hear some stuff you don't already have in your collection.

Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) Japanese Press
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA.Chess/Victor | # MVCM-22077 | Time: 00:43:54
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Rock & Roll

Of all the post-Fathers & Sons attempts at updating Muddy's sound in collaboration with younger white musicians, this album worked best because they let Muddy be himself, producing music that compared favorably to his concerts of the period, which were wonderful. His final album for Chess (recorded at Levon Helm's Woodstock studio, not in Chicago), with Helm and fellow Band-member Garth Hudson teaming up with Muddy's touring band, it was a rocking (in the bluesy sense) soulful swansong to the label where he got his start. Muddy covers some songs he knew back when (including Louis Jordan's "Caldonia" and "Let The Good Times Roll"), plays some slide, and generally has a great time on this Grammy-winning album. This record got lost in the shuffle between the collapse of Chess Records and the revival of Muddy's career under the auspices of Johnny Winter, and was forgotten until 1995. The CD contains one previously unreleased number, "Fox Squirrel".

John Hiatt - Crossing Muddy Waters (2000)

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John Hiatt - Crossing Muddy Waters (2000)

John Hiatt - Crossing Muddy Waters (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 231 Mb
Americana, Folk, Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 79576-2 | 00:38:01

Crossing Muddy Waters was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's fifteenth album, released in 2000. A raw album recorded with no drummer, it was a purely acoustic album that brought elements of bluegrass music into his Americana sound. (The title of the album is a pun, referencing blues legend Muddy Waters.) It was nominated for a Grammy award in 2001 for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) {1993, Remastered}

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Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) {1993, Remastered}

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) {1993, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 200 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans ~ 70 Mb | 00:40:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #UDCD 593

Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar. It is Waters's only all-acoustic album. Numerous reissues of Folk Singer include bonus tracks from two subsequent sessions, in April 1964 and October 1964. Despite not charting in any country, Folk Singer received critical acclaim; most reviewers praised its high-quality sound, especially on remastered versions, as well as the instrumentation. In 2003, the album was ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection [Recorded 1947-1952] (2000)

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Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection [Recorded 1947-1952] (2000)

Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection [Recorded 1947-1952] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 596 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 344 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (112 301-2)

Like the Bear Family sets that include every available recording of an artist, this two-disc collection finally presents every known track Muddy Waters recorded for the Aristocrat and Chess labels from 1947 to 1952. Since Waters was such a vital architect of the Chicago blues sound, it's an indispensable historical and educational document, as well as a wonderful listening experience. The mono sound, remastered in 2000, is clean, crisp, and remarkably vibrant considering the age of these masters, and the liner notes, pictures, and track documentation in the 16-page booklet are enlightening, professional, and complete. Brought to Aristocrat's attention by Sunnyland Slim who accompanies Waters on the earliest sides here, Muddy quickly established himself as an important and talented artist in his own right…

Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings [Recorded 1941-1942] (1997)

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Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings [Recorded 1941-1942] (1997)

Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings [Recorded 1941-1942] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (MCD 09344)

At long last, Muddy's historic 1941-1942 Library of Congress field recordings are all collected in one place, with the best fidelity that's been heard thus far. Waters performs solo pieces (you can hear his slide rattling against the fretboard in spots) and band pieces with the Son Sims Four, "Rosalie" being a virtual blueprint for his later Chicago style. Of particular note are the inclusion of several interview segments with Muddy from that embryonic period. This much more than just an important historical document; this is some really fine music imbued with a sense of place, time and loads of ambience.

Muddy Waters - I'm Ready (1978) {Reissue}

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Muddy Waters - I'm Ready (1978) {Reissue}

Muddy Waters - I'm Ready (1978) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 243 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues | Blue Sky #472368 2

I'm Ready is the thirteenth studio album by Chicago blues veteran Muddy Waters. The second of Waters' Johnny Winter-produced albums for the Blue Sky Records label, I'm Ready was issued one year after he found renewed commercial and critical success with Hard Again. The album earned Waters a Grammy Award in 1978.

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 662 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Folk-Blues, Field Recordings | Label: Rounder | # 82161-1866-2 | 02:19:06

2CD, 41 track set. The Blues Songbook presents some of the most exciting blues Alan Lomax ever recorded. Famous and obscure artists roll out a remarkable array of blues from the country, from the city and from prison in this first-of-its-kind compilation overseen by the Lomax estate. Taken from five decades of Alan's best field recordings in the genre, the Songbook includes previously unreleased tracks and features digital transfers using DSD technology. Here is blues at its source: original, impassioned and utterly real. Featured artists include Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly, Son House, Skip James, Jelly Roll Morton, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee…the list goes on and on. All this with a 40 page illustrated booklet including a scholarly essay and song notes by John Cowley and a preface by Martin Scorsese.

Muddy Waters - Hard Again (1977) Re-Up

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Muddy Waters - Hard Again (1977) Re-Up

Muddy Waters - Hard Again (1977)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Electric Blues / Slide Guitar Blues
Blue Sky Records / CBS Inc. #ZK 34449 | US

Hard Again is a 1977 Chicago blues album by Muddy Waters. It was recorded by producer Johnny Winter in a rough, bare-bones style. Released on January 10, 1977, Hard Again was Muddy's first album on the Blue Sky label after leaving Chess Records. The sessions for Hard Again were recorded across the space of three days. Producing the session was Johnny Winter and engineering the sessions was Dave Still – who previously engineered Johnny's brother Edgar, Foghat, and Alan Merrill. For the recordings Muddy used his then current touring band of guitarist Bob Margolin, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Other backing members during the sessions were harmonicist James Cotton, who performed with Muddy at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960, and bassist Charles Calmeses, who performed with both Johnny Winter and James Cotton in the past.

Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 1966 (2009)

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Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 1966 (2009)

Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 1966 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 447 MB | Scans
Genre: Chicago Blues, Soul | Label: Geffen Records | Catalog Number: 0602517982918

This live album features the finest moments from Chicago blues godhead Muddy Waters's three-night 1966 stand at San Francisco's hippie-rock mecca, the Fillmore. In an era when acolytes like the Rolling Stones were emerging as his torch-bearers, Muddy reasserts his primacy in a hard-hitting set full of signature tunes like "Got My Mojo Working" and "Hoochie Coochie Man," with no small amount of assistance from a rock-solid band that includes the guitars of Sammy Lawhorn and Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson supporting Muddy's own devilish slide work.

Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997) [Re-Up]

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Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997) [Re-Up]

Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Chess, Universal | # MCD 09370, 329 370-2 | Time: 00:59:36
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Slide Guitar

One of the best recordings in Chess Records' 50th Anniverary series is the first of two bookend Muddy Waters collections, His Best 1947-55. Documenting Waters's most creatively and commercially successful years at Aristocrat/Chess, this collection begins with his formative years and ends with Waters at his peak. So you're in for a lot of terrific bottleneck slide guitar work as well as electric Chicago blues; what's to criticize? Superb remasterings of "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "I'm Ready", and "Mannish Boy" are simply beyond reproach. With simple bass accompaniment from Ernest "Big" Crawford, Waters's bottleneck tracks are spare, haunting and, quite frankly, perfect country blues. And listening to Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, and Jimmy Rogers piece together (and perfect very quickly) the classic Chicago sound is pure blues epiphany. At the very least, this collection shows you why Waters's rollicking stop-time classics like "Mannish Boy" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" have sparked endless imitations over the years–and why nobody has played them better since.

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

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VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 632 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 339 Mb | Scans included | 02:12:02
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD157

Leonard and Phil Chess were the innovators behind Chess Records, the Illinois based label that specialised in blues, r'n'b and soul, all genres influential in the early sound of rock n' roll. This 2CD compilation includes 50 original recordings featuring some of the greatest artists of the time. Highlights include songs from John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and more.

Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008) 2CDs

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Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008) 2CDs

Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 687 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 361 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 02:37:55
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Blues Boulevard/Music Avenue | # 250196

When Willie Dixon left his native Mississippi and traveled north to Chicago, he almost single-handedly dragged the blues with him into the modern era, giving the country blues a hard, new sheen with his deft songwriting, sturdy bass playing, and his considerable talents as a producer and arranger. This two-disc, 47-track set catches Dixon wearing all of his hats, with the first disc featuring him in the studio and in concert (including several live tracks with Johnny Winter) and the second spotlighting his bass playing and production work with the likes of Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Boyd, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Willie Mabon, and Howlin' Wolf. What emerges is a well-rounded portrait and introduction to one of the major architects of the modern blues sound.

Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf (1982)

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Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf (1982)

Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Chess, MCA | # CHD-9100 | Time: 00:42:59

The title is a bit of a ringer, since this isn't a collaborative effort in any way, shape, or form. Muddy & the Wolf contains a half-dozen live Muddy Waters tracks with backing from Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, and Otis Spann, the material culled from the Fathers & Sons sessions. The set also features tracks by Howlin' Wolf from his London sessions with Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr. File under "just OK."

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 627 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393 | Time: 02:09:28
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.