Muddy Waters was recorded in 1941 & 1942 by Alan Lomax, while Lomax was on journeys collecting folk song across the Delta River, with one of the first portable audio recording machines. Alan recorded Muddy live, straight to Acetate on Muddy’s humble front porch.

These early sessions are incredibly interesting musically, and also serve as a true bridge between the Delta Blues that Muddy grew up immersed in, and the Chicago Blues that Muddy later became famous for developing with Chess Records.

Muddy Waters endures today as one of the primal essences that tie all blues music together.

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