Muddy Waters, blues legend, was born 100 years ago today!
“Man, you don’t know how I felt that afternoon when I heard that voice
and it was my own voice.” – Muddy Waters
Wikipedia (Read more):
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known as Muddy Waters is generally considered the “father of modern Chicago blues”. He was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the 1960s, and was ranked #17 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
In his later years Muddy usually said that he was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, in 1915, he was actually born at Jug’s Corner in neighboring Issaquena County, Mississippi, in 1913.
One of the greatest and most influential blues artists of all times.
Got my Mojo workin, 1976:
His grandmother Della Grant raised him after his mother died shortly after his birth. His fondness for playing in mud earned him the nickname “Muddy” at an early age. He then changed it to “Muddy Water” and finally “Muddy Waters”.
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