Muddy Waters - Folk Singer


Analogue Productions



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AAPB 1483
UPC: 753088148316
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Note: 33 1/3

180 Gram LP  

Now at 33 1/3 RPM!

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original 1964 Chess analog masters

180-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Gatefold jacket with extra photos!

Follow along as writer/professor Wayne Goins explores the creation of Folk Singer, and leads a visual tour of the former Chess Records studios, here.

There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. It's been an audiophile staple for years. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.

Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.

This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.

Praise for our 45 RPM edition of Folk Singer:

"The Quality Record Pressing is drop-dead quiet-as silent as the best Japanese pressings from the late 1970s-and the amount of inner detail released is simply astonishing...the sound is sweet, liquid and free of harshness and edge. The dynamics are mind-boggling. When Muddy takes it up ten notches to emphasize a point it's positively explosive in a way the 33 1/3 version only suggests." Music = 9/10, Sound = 10/10! — Michael Fremer,

"How about a 45 RPM set from Analogue Productions' recently launched Quality Record Pressings Facility, mastered by Bernie Grundman, in a beautiful gatefold jacket with extra sessions shots? It's been ages since I've heard LP surfaces this quiet — as in dead quiet. The expense and effort that Chad Kassem and company put into this venture are immediately obvious. ... Making music together bring this recording to life as never before. It's by far the best sounding and most engaging version yet... analog lovers will be in hog heaven." — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, May/June, Issue 223



Side 1
1. My Home Is In The Delta
2. Long Distance
3. My Captain
4. Good Morning School Girl
5. You Gonna Need My Help

Side 2
6. Cold Weather Blues
7. Big Leg Woman
8. Country Boy
9. Feel Like Going Home

Customer Reviews (4.92 Stars) 13 person(s) rated this product.

Fantastic Pressing

posted on 04/11/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Sean
This sounds incredible! - Some friends and I compared this to the MoFI One-Step and there were differences but the one-step was not necessarily better, just different. We liked Muddy's voice on this version better, but the guitar was a bit better on the One-step.

No need for a 45…

posted on 11/07/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Felipe S
I usually buy 45s, but after listening to a friend’s copy, I simply bought the 33. One of the best efforts by AP. Fantastic, beginning to end

Muddy is on the house!

posted on 10/17/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: TG
I was concerned about getting the 33-1/3 RPM version over the 45 RPM version but the SQ is excellent. Great pressing.


posted on 10/10/2021
5 Stars
Excellent sounding LP! Flat, quiet, dynamic, well recorded, great pressing. QRP does it again! Highly recommended!

How is this still in stock

posted on 08/26/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Adam
This is legitimately the best sounding album that has ever graced my humble setup. The content of the album is great, an old school blues experience with just you, muddy and the boys in the band. seriously buy this before it goes out of print.

Some distortion, but mostly great!

posted on 12/02/2020
4 Stars
Whatever gear I use for playback, I always get a bit of distortion, especially on My Captain. Sounds like the mic was overloaded with Muddy's vocals or something, either way, the rest of the record sounds like a live performance in the room. Definitely worth it if you've always wondered what it would sound like to be in the studio as this album was recorded.

Unbelievably crisp.

posted on 09/01/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Chris Nathan (artist)
Let me be honest here. I pulled out my finest herb, put this record on my Fluance RT85, powered by a pre 90’s 600w Pioneer amp, and I have on my open back studio headphones that I use to record and produce music.

I completely forgot I was listening to a felt like Muddy and company were in my living room!!!

I might just buy the 45-just to save as a collector...Cus this record is gonna get PLAYED!

This album sounds exquisite. Just buy the damn thing.

How are there still copies in stock?

posted on 08/07/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Optional Name
Atmosphere, great songs, well recorded, beautifully reproduced onto 200 gram vinyl. What’s not to love about this? Please enjoy your copy as much as I do mine.

Just buy!

posted on 12/10/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg
Very good music and sound quality. The band plays in your room.

Outstanding Sound, Outstanding Music

posted on 03/23/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Topper
Sooooooo good


posted on 10/09/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jo
I knew that this was good and my expectations were high,received my copy today .I am blown away....get it its worth it>

No brainer purchase for your collection!

posted on 12/11/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: ATLTrav
Solid gatefold w/ beautiful photographs and a dead quiet pressing brings Muddy and the guys into your living room! I'm sure the 45 is superb, but I am more than satisfied for the wait for this 33.

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