Thursday, April 04, 2013
One Hundred Years of Muddy Waters!
Muddy Waters was born 100 years ago today.
It oughtta be a national holiday, dammit!
Muddy might not have realized it at the time, but truly he helped get America's mojo working.
He died in 1983, but his music lives on.
So even though we don't get the day off, show your patriotism and take a few minutes off work and watch these videos. You owe it to Muddy. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to America.
Happy birthday Mr. Morganfield.
Here's Muddy on television in Europe in 1960 with Sonny Boy Williamson, and a band featuring Willie Dixon and others
Here's Muddy around the same time at the Newport Jazz Festival
And here's Muddy with a bunch of British guys in the early '80s.