Such messiness is actually perfect in keeping with the raw nature of this music; you simply couldn't have it any other way. There is something so incredibly gratifying about hearing Waters shout out for different soloists, about the band missing hits or messing with the tempos. Hey this isn't pop music, it's the blues, and a little dirt never hurt anybody. The unsung star of this session is drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, whose deep grooves make this record come alive.
The five-minute, one-chord "Mannish Boy" wouldn't be nearly as compelling as it is if it weren't for Smith's colossal pocket.
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I am not somebody who would normally buy this kind of music. I saw it on the Rolling Stone list of top albums so I said what the heck; I'll take a chance. I am blown away by how good it is. I wish I had known about Muddy Waters a long time ago.
By Birdmonkey on January 19, Images in this review. Seen and heard a boat load of bands since the mid-sixties My biggest regret is that I never saw Muddy Waters live. This album and a couple of others with Muddy, Johnny Winter, and James Cotton are the best of the bunch.
Include Mr. Clapton's "From The Cradle" and you've pretty much covered the genre. Muddy Waters needs no introduction. He was as much as anybody the king of electric blues.
Cotton is still going strong today — check him out if you get the chance! Pinetop Perkins plays Piano on Hard Again. Pinetop needs no introduction! Listen to every track for a textbook example of what Blues Piano playing is. Blues Power all the way! Listening to this album in , the listener still feels the power and punch of Muddy and those great musicians knocking out the Blues.
It has a timeless feel, because it IS timeless. This album, due in large part to Johnny Winter, brought Muddy back into the spotlight, where he rightfully belonged. When he passed away in , his legacy was immediately carried into the decade with the Blues revival of artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray. United States: Rovi Corporation. Type in "Muddy Waters" under Artist to see results. Authority control MBRG : a77c72ce-c6debd-a4c1-ced5d4ec0b4b.
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