The album was set up to allow his vocals to standout. The first album was better then the "more" version, however it was like finding a good song on the b-side of a The sound quality was a 4 on a level of 5. One person found this helpful. This CD is a complilation of Muddy's early recordings and hits from the late forties to the mid to late fifties.
You can feel the gradual change from a straight up country delta bluesman to Master of the Chicago blues! A classic collection I would recommend!
More of a great blues singer! My roomate at school used to play all these old songs on his guitar from memory. He learned how to play the guitar on his front porch while listening to these singers. The two "Real Folk Blues" albums was issued on one CD in , eliminating the need to seek them out individually. And everything is really good. Well, the sound is not all that stellar, but what do you expect from year-old waxings?
Those would be a much better purchase for the fan who is looking for a comprehensive Muddy Waters-collection, and there are not quite enough rarities here to make this disc particularly interesting for the collector either.
You should be aware that the dozen songs on "The Real Folk Blues" weren't recorded especially for this album, but merely compiled from various sessions, and although some of this material is early acoustic stuff, tough electric numbers like "Mannish Boy" and "Walking Through The Park" are not excactly folkish.
But there's no arguing with the quality of this music. Recorded between and , the 12 songs on "More Real Folk Blues" include several highlights: Drummer Elgin Evans plays a supremely tough cut-and-shuffle rhythm on "She's Alright" one of only two songs to feature a full band, including a drummer , and Little Walter's chromatic harp smoulders on "You're Gonna Need My Help" and burns a hole right through "Landlady". Just remember not to trust the credits too much But the music is top-notch.
But you're gonna get a LOT of stuff that you already own in order to get that handful of songs, none of which are a must-own, and the listener who wants more early Muddy than what can be heard on the first disc of the Chess Box will be much more satisfied with the double-disc "Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection".
While "The Real Folk Blues" and "More Real Folk Blues" were initially released in and respectively, the bulk of these tracks were cut at the Chess studios in Chicago between and when Waters was at his peak.
These albums were initially released in an attempt to reach the white audience enamored by the burgeoning folk scene. But don't be fooled. This is a collection of Water's Chess singles dating all the way back to his first Aristocrat single, 's "Gypsy Woman.
Most of these are original songs, but Waters pays tribute to Robert Johnson on a pair of songs, "Kind Hearted Woman" from and "Walkin Blues" from Crawdaddy Magazine writer Paul Williams says in the original liner notes: " But when you put this in your CD player, you'll know he's speaking the truth. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English.
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Personally I've always found the blues,along with reggae to be rather difficult to review. Especially in their roots form. Taken from song to song? It works out wonderfully. But in terms of albums? They are genres which work better mixed with other styles and playing techniques when stretched across any length. Taken in terms of a man who made his career cutting single sides? Very little soul and rock music that's been made in the past half century didn't have some roots in what Muddy Waters and the Chess blues sound put on the musical table.
So in a way this little presentation of collected sides seems to work wonderfully in that regard. These songs are highlighted by Muddy's iconic high up on the neck,crying twang and of course the always wonderful Little Walter wailing away on his chromatic blues harp.
I will say that much of the songs on this album are extremely samey. They fit together well because of that,in a way. But they are all a little bit typical and of a piece when taken together. Muddy was still feeling his way around the electric amplified guitar when he recorded these sides.
That makes this something of important core blues. That being said,outside a couple of rarities? I wouldn't recommend this as a starting point for Muddy. It's a decent primer if one finds it inexpensively like I did.
Still,this music is as important as raw material as anything Muddy ever cut. One person found this helpful. Muddy Waters' "The Real Folk Blues" album compiled a number of early recordings and some electric mids numbers and presented them as a "folk blues" record in order to cater to the whims of the record buying public at the time, and this companion volume does pretty much the same thing.
Most of the songs are more down-home, though, and there are a few rarities here which don't usually show up on Muddy Waters-compilations a couple of them aren't even on the otherwise magnificent "Chess Box". Recorded between and , these 12 songs include numerous highlights: Drummer Elgin Evans plays a supremely tough cut-and-shuffle rhythm on "She's Alright" one of only two songs to feature a full band, including a drummer , and Little Walter's chromatic harp smoulders on "You're Gonna Need My Help" and burns a hole right through "Landlady".
Just remember not to trust the credits too much But the music is top-notch. This is a great collection of early Muddy, and while there are CDs available which document that period much more thoroughly, "More Real Folk Blues" which is now only available as a twofer-CD, paired with its sister volume , is certainly not a bad place to start. The newcomer is advised to pick up "Muddy Waters At Newport" and the excellent double-disc "Anthology " for starters, though.
Muddy Waters real name: McKinley Morganfield is a guitar god. He is a real talent.