Muddy Waters - Folk Singer

There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. 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.

1. My Home Is In The Delta
2. Long Distance
3. My Captain
4. Good Morning School Girl
5. You Gonna Need My Help
6. Cold Weather Blues
7. Big Leg Woman
8. Country Boy
9. Feel Like Going Home

Customer Reviews (4.73 Stars) 15 person(s) rated this product.

Great album, but a little too much static

posted on 11/01/2012
4 Stars
Reviewer: AGM
This is a great record, but I would have expected this pressing to be quieter than it is. This is accoustic music, with lots of quiet spots that are hampered by the noisy pressing.


posted on 05/22/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andy
A great remaster, one that should be in everyone's collection. Muddy's voice fills the whole room with it powerful resonance. He is truly a master of voice control and this album has been engineered in a manner that brings the man into the room.

Great Package but...

posted on 10/29/2011
4 Stars
Reviewer: atomlow
I have Muddy Waters Folk Singer Original Chess Masters pressing that came out in 1987 and it blows away this Classic Records version. If you find the chess masters pressing you'll know what I'm talking about when you hear it, it's like Muddy being in your living room, better mix, and much more energy. I give this release a 4 because of the label and packaging is a 5. The sound a 3. Did they take out all the reverb that glides over to the other channel beautifully?

Muddy's in the house - really, he is!

posted on 08/26/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jonathan
I don't know if you like blues or not, but this is a pretty incredible reissue LP that was originally recorded in 1964. The separation is beautiful, and the play back is very real. Oh, and the detail is pretty cool. Just listening to his finger work on the guitar is so much fun! You also really get a feel for the air in the room and where this was recorded. I'd consider this a must have if you love blues - spectacular. And if you're a passing blues fan, grab it, too!

PS Is there ambient sound in the recording (yes) or is it whisper quiet (no)? It's a freakin' 1964 Chess Records recording. And this delivers the experience, and puts you right there with Muddy. Really, the movement on the strings of the guitar pops and is just incredible! It just transports you to the tight room shown on the album cover. Enjoy!

Incredible recording

posted on 06/25/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: stuart Robertson
The music on this album is great, a little different that what you would expect from Muddy, but in a good way. The recording is astounding! One of the best I own, right up there with Satchmo Plays King Oliver. This is a must have record.

Hauntingly good

posted on 11/09/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Terry A
I'm on a jazz kick right now and I have so many beautiful jazz recordings I worried this might go to the back of the line until I came back around to the blues, but I have to say this blew me away from the first note. Captivating from start to finish. So quiet you could hear a pin drop. Intimate and powerful at the same time. I've never heard Muddy Waters sound like this. Incredibly dynamic vocals. Beautiful guitar work. Highly recommended.

Excellent Record

posted on 05/26/2009
5 Stars
Excellent recording, full of emotion, highly recommended

In the room acoustics

posted on 03/03/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike G
What hasn't been said? Tilts more toward the blues. Just the way I like it. Dead quiet and perfectly mastered.

Breathing, alive and kicking

posted on 06/26/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: JazzBeq
A breathless interpretation from muddy. Beautiful soundstage and top 5 quality recording and mixing. you close your eyes and he is there. Performance is intimate, and personnal, it's like having him in the room doing a personnal show, just for you!

Topnotch lp's! highly recommended!

Amazing Pressing of Must Have Recording

posted on 04/21/2008
5 Stars
I fell in love with the SACD of this recording a few years ago. Knowing this to be an excellent recording, I chose this title as my first Classic Records Quiex SV-P reissue purchase with high expectations. I always prefer a good lp over anything digital, but this is just breathtaking. It provided me with that "is that really my stereo" experience. I have already added two other Classic Records titles to my collection since.

Very nice

posted on 03/24/2008
4 Stars
Reviewer: Lou
Great sound, great song selection


posted on 10/12/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: The Ghost of Connie Kay
One of the best recordings I ever owned. Absolutely essential.


posted on 04/16/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: David Byers
In one word UNBELIEVABLE! In more words, the sound is so fluid and one can hear the room this recording was made in! The vinyl on this LP looks to be of a very high standard, with the weight of a dinner plate. Very highly recommended.

Outstanding recording and performance

posted on 07/26/2005
5 Stars
Reviewer: Fred Johnston
One of the most outstanding recordings in any genre, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Willie Dixon made this recording in the early sixties before Blues became fashionable for Yuppies, at least on my system this recording can give you goosebumps and even blow off taking calls or even a leak till you're ready to explode ;-)

a legend doe not live up to hype

posted on 07/14/2005
4 Stars
Reviewer: Stefan Grebe
Mediocre sound and, personally, I am little underwhelmed by accoustic Muddy Waters.

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