The great Muddy Waters, the Father of Chicago Blues born McKinley Morganfield, passed away on this day in 1983.
He was an inspiration to many, including David, so let us know what you think of the video and the genre, including your favourite blues songs and musicians.
For me, ‘I’m a Man’ and ‘Mannish Boy’ aside, the finest ever blues track has to be Howlin’ Wolf’s unforgettable ‘Smokestack Lightning’. What a tune.
I’d particularly like it if you could also recommend a less well-known blues number.
I suggest this one, ‘Hoodoo Man Blues’, by Junior Wells. Hope you like it.
If you don’t care for the music as such, as well as being a remarkably talented guitar player, Muddy was also a more-than-capable cook. His website includes a selection of his personal recipes, which, having spent considerable time discussing food both here and in the chatroom, I am sure will be of interest to some of you.