Muddy Waters Part Four

Muddy Waters Part Four

Muddy Waters Part Four

This is Muddy Waters Part Four, and I hope you will enjoy his album afterwards. I have Disc Two, of my album of his (Part Three has Disc One). I would get another alum of his, but for now, I’m done with this four part segment. I’ll try to find more information about him, and when I do, I’ll buy another album, and up load it to my blog. I wish that it could never end, until iTunes runs out of albums, but that’s too much for even me to bare. Of course iTunes can try to ask him to record more, I’m sure that Apple Computers, have the technology to raise him from the dead. Well I had seven PC’s in my life, and I was drying of boredom, so I’m assuming that Apple can bring me back to life, and it did.  (PC’s are useless, for there’s a lot of wires, but no place to hold my sledgehammer, so I can use it after it crashes). For now you know, that my love for a PC, out weighs for something that works. After all, my seven PC’s gave me strength from using my sledgehammer on them, where as my MacBook Pro, gave me nothing (nothing but pleaser, for it works).

It’s hard for me to imagine how long it took to finally get done. I almost forgot to eat my milk and drink my cookies, while I was doing this blog, which is good, because I don’t like having my meals before having some healthy, it only spoils my appetite for ice cream later. That’s why I cut out the vegetables and eat what’s good for me, (like candy corn, circus peanuts).

I wish I could be inspired by him, for instead of playing guitar, I could have learn how to play drums. As a child, I remember that I would hit the pots and pans like a clarinet, with my fork. Enough about my story about the cow (not the normal pink and blue spotted ones, but the rare purple egged shape ones), and the NASA rocket, trip to Saturn and the hitch hike home, let’s type about him and the many things he has accomplished(If you want to know about the cow, please let me know, and I’ll type about him). This blog is longer than most, but nothing too good for him, I only wish it was longer.

Personal Life Of A Great Man

Muddy Waters and his longtime wife, Geneva Wade (a first cousin of R. L. Burnside)were married in Lexington, Mississippi, in 1940. She died of cancer on March 15,1973. Gaining custody of two of his children, Rosalind and Renee, he moved them into his home, eventually buying a new house in Westmont, Illinois. Years laterhe travelled to Florida and met his future wife, 19-year-old Marva Jean Brookswhom he nicknamed Sunshine. Eric Clapton served as best man at their wedding in 1979. His sons, Larry Mud Morganfield and Big Bill Morganfieldare also blues singers and musicians. In 2017, his younger son, Joseph MojoMorganfield, began publicly performing the blues, occasionally with his brothers.

Death Of A Gifted Guitar Player

Muddy Waters died in his sleep from heart failure, at his home in WestmontIllinois, on April 30, 1983, from cancer-related complications. He was transported from his Westmont home, which he lived in for the last decade of his life, to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. There he was pronounced dead at the age of 70. The funeral service was held on May 4, 1983Throngs of blues musicians and fans attended his funeral at Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. Muddy Waters is buried next to his wife, Geneva.
After his death, a lengthy legal battle ensued between Muddy Waters heirs and Scott Cameron, his former manager. In 2010, Muddy Waters heir was petitioning for the courts to appoint Mercy Morganfield, his daughter, as administrator and distribute remaining assets, which mainly consists of copyrights to his music. The petition to reopen the estate was successful. In May 2018, the heirs‘ lawyer sought to hold Scott Cameron‘s wife in contempt for diverting royalty income. However, the heirs asked for that citation not to be pursued. The next court date was set for July 10, 2018.

Legacy Blues Player

Two years after his death, the city of Chicago paid tribute to Muddy Waters by designating the one-block section between 900 and 1000 East 43rd Street near his former home on the south side Honorary Muddy Waters Drive. In 2017, a ten stories-mural commissioned as a part of the Chicago Blues Festival and designed by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra was painted on the side of the building at 17 North State Street, at the corner of State and Washington Streets. The Chicago suburb of Westmont, where Muddy Waters lived the last decade of his life, named section of Cass Avenue near his home Honorary Muddy Waters Way. In 2008 Mississippi Blues Trail marker has been placed in Clarksdale, Mississippi, by the Mississippi Blues Commission designating the site of Muddy Waters cabin.

Influence To Many

The British band The Rolling Stones named themselves after Muddy Waters 1950 songRollin Stone. Jimi Hendrix recalled that the first guitar player I was aware of was Muddy Waters. I first heard him as a little boy and it scared me to deathThe band Cream covered Rollin and Tumblin on their 1966 debut album, Fresh Cream. Eric Clapton was a big fan of Muddy Waters while growing up, and his music influenced Clapton‘s music career. The song was also covered by Canned Heat at the Monterey Pop Festival and later adapted by Bob Dylan on his album Modern TimesOne of Led Zeppelin‘s biggest hits, Whole Lotta Love, is based on the Muddy Waters hit You Need Love (written by Willie Dixon). Hoochie Coochie Man, was covered by Allman Brothers Band, Humble Pie, Steppenwolf, Supertramp and Fear. In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the album Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, on which he covered a number of Muddy Waters songs, including Louisiana Blues, Rollin Stone, ( I‘m your) Hoochie Coochie Man and I‘m Ready in collaboration with guitarists such as Gary Moore, Brian May and Jeff Beck. Angus Young, of the rock group AC/DC, has cited Muddy Waters as one of his influences.The AC/DC song title You Shook Me All Night Long came from lyrics of the Muddy Waters song You Shook Me, written by Willie Dixon and J. B. Lenoir. Earl Hooker first recorded it as an instrumental, which was then overdubbed with vocals by Muddy Waters in 1962. Led Zeppelin also covered it on their debut album. In 1981 ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons went to visit the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale with The Blues magazine founder Jim O’Neal. The museum‘s director, Sid Gravesbrought Gibbons to visit Muddy Waters original house, and encouraged him to pickup a piece of scrap lumber that was originally part of the roof. Gibbonseventually converted the wood into a guitar. Named Muddywood, the instrument is now exhibited at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Following his deathfellow blues musician B.B. King told Guitar World magazine, It‘s going to be years and years before most people realize how greatly he contributed to American music. John P. Hammond told Guitar World magazine, Muddy was a master of justthe right notes. It was profound guitar playing, deep and simple more countryblues transposed to the electric guitar, the kind of playing that enhanced thelyrics, gave profundity to the words themselves.  The cemetery plot of Muddy Waters, under his real name, McKinley Morganfield, in Restvale Cemetery, Westmont, Illinois
Muddy Waters songs have been featured in long-time fan Martin Scorsese‘s moviesincluding The Color of Money, Goodfellas, and Casino. Muddy Waters 1970s recording of his mid ’50s hit Mannish Boy was used in the films GoodfellasBetter Off Dead, Risky Business, and the rockumentary The Last Waltz. In 1988 Mannish Boy was also used in a Levi‘s 501 commercial and re-released in Europe as a single with ( I‘m your) Hoochie Coochie Man on the flip side.

Awards and Recognition

Grammy Awards

Muddy Waters Grammy Award History

Year Category Title Genre Label Result
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
They Call Me Muddy Waters
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
The London Muddy Waters Session
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
Hard Again
Blue Sky
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
I‘m Ready
Blue Sky
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
Muddy Mississippi Waters Live
Blue Sky

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four songs of Muddy Waters among the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.

Year recorded Title
Rollin Stone
Hoochie Coochie Man
Mannish Boy
Got My Mojo Working

Blues Foundation Awards

Muddy Waters: Blues Music Awards

Reissue Album of the Year
The Complete Plantation Recordings
Reissue Album of the Year
One More Mile
Traditional Blues Album of the Year
The Lost Tapes of Muddy Waters
Historical Blues Album of the Year
Fathers and Sons
Historical Album of the Year
Hoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Recordings, Volume 2, 1952 1958.


Year Inducted.
Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
U.S. Postage Stamp.
29-cent commemorative stamp.
U.S. Postal Service.


Studio Albums
* Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy (1960 ).
* Folk Singer (1964 ).
* Brass and the Blues (1966 ).
* Electric Mud (1968 ).
* After the Rain (1969 ).
* Fathers and Sons (1969 ).
* The London Muddy Waters Sessions (1972 ).
* Can’t Get No Grindin (1973 ).
* Unk in Funk (1974 ).
* The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975 ).
* Hard Again (1977 ).
* I‘m Ready (1978 ).
* King Bee (1981 ).

Disc Two


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