Muddy Waters I'm Ready on 180g LP
Friday Music / Muddy Waters 180 Gram Vinyl Series
Produced by Johnny Winter / Mastered by Joe Reagoso
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of the modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native was soon being discovered by a whole new legion of rock and roll fans thanks to his songs being recorded by folks like The Rolling Stones and Johnny Winter. As the stars aligned, Winter would go on to produce and play on his mentor’s 1978 masterpiece I’m Ready.
Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Walter Horton on harmonica, and the masterful Pine Top Perkins on piano, I’m Ready would go on to become one of Muddy's most revered albums, earning him a Grammy along the way. Kicking things off with the smash title cut "I’m Ready," Muddy continues to rock the house with a treasure trove of blues champions like "Rock Me," "Screamin’ and Cryin," and the synonymous number "I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man."
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary bluesman Muddy Waters and they are pleased to offer up yet another installment in their Muddy Waters 180 Gram Vinyl Series with the release of his Johnny Winter-produced 1978 masterwork I’m Ready, mastered by Joe Reagoso.
Muddy Waters, vocals, guitar
Pinetop Perkins, piano
Bob Margolin, bass
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, drums
Jimmy Rogers, guitar
Big Walter Horton, harp
Jerry Portnoy, harp
Johnny Winter, guitar
Muddy Waters I'm Ready Track Listing:
1. I'm Ready
2. 33 Years
3. Who Do You Trust
4. Copper Brown
5. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
7. Rock Me
8. Screamin' and Cryin'
9. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl