Chicago Blues
(McKinley Morganfield)
Born April 4, 1915 in Rolling Fork Mississippi
Died April 30, 1983 in Chicago. 

Muddy was greatly influenced by early exposure to some of the great blues men such as Son House, Willie Brown, and Robert Johnson. In his time Muddy became much more popular than any of his contemporaries did. His first recording session for the Library of Congress was in 1941 and was long before his popularity, that came when he moved to Chicago in the late 1940's. In Chicago his first recording sessions were on the Aristocrat Label for the Chess brothers. In 1950 Muddy formed a band that was to help shape the Chicago sound. The band included Little Walter on harp and Jimmy Rogers on guitar. His list of sidemen over the years is a Who's Who of the Chicago scene and sound. To name a few..Otis Spann, Junior Wells, Walter Horton, Leroy Foster, Big Crawford and James Cotton. From "The Complete Plantation Recordings" (1941 - 42 Library of Congress) to recordings such as "Fathers And Sons" (Chess) Muddy touched, recorded with, and influenced many many people in his life time. 

Quote from Biscuit Time on the Blues Web. 
A photo gallery with other great pictures of him at the Official Muddy Waters Website. 

A brief biography at by The Mudcat Cafe. 

A biography at Memphis Music. 

A biography at The Blue Flame Cafe. 

In-depth biography at the Official Muddy Waters Website. 

Introduction to his music at Biscuit Time on the Blues Web. 

A Muddy Waters discography the Official Muddy Waters Website. 

A list of the songs written by Muddy Waters at the Official Muddy Waters Website. 


The Songs: 
1. Feel like Going Home the song
2. Still a Fool the song
3. Got my Mojo Working the song
4. Long Distance Call
5. Hoochie Coochie Man the song
6. Deep Down in Florida #2 the song

Chicago Blues