Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 on 180g LP
Friday Music / Muddy Waters 180 Gram Vinyl Series
Mastered by Joe Reagoso
Muddy Waters will always be known as one of the founding fathers of 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 began his career cutting early sides for defunct labels before landing in Chicago in the early-40s, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world, later cutting a series of hit sessions for Aristocrat which became Chess Records. Phil and Leonard Chess knew they had a kingpin on their hands when Muddy started his endless stream of blues smashes.
The label honored the man with his first live album with Muddy Waters At Newport 1960. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary James Cotton on harp and the masterful Otis Spann on piano, At Newport 1960 would go on to become one of the most revered live albums in Chicago blues history.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits "I Got My Brand On You," Muddy continues to rock the crowd with a treasure trove of 8 more blues champions like his classics "Got My Mojo Working," "Baby Please Don’t Go" and "I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man." Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, At Newport 1960 served as a primer for a ton of rock and blues guitarists that followed like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat and The Rolling Stones.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings and they are pleased to announce yet another installment in their Muddy Waters 180 Gram Vinyl Series with his legendary live masterpiece At Newport 1960, mastered by Joe Reagoso.
Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Track Listing:
1. I Got My Brand On You
2. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
3. Baby, Please Don’t Go
4. Soon Forgotten
5. Tiger In Your Tank
6. I Feel So Good
7. Got My Mojo Working
8. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2
9. Goodbye Newport Blues