180 Gram Vinyl Record
Electric Mud is the fifth studio album by Muddy Waters, with members of Rotary Connection playing as his backing band. Released in 1968, it imagines Muddy Waters as a psychedelic musician. Producer Marshall Chess suggested that Muddy Waters recorded it in an attempt to appeal to a rock audience.
"This album marks what could probably be considered the nadir of Muddy Waters' career, although at the time it did sell somewhere between 200,000 and 250,000 copies, a lot for Waters in those days. By 1968, Waters was no longer reaching black audiences, who were mostly listening to soul music by that time, and he also wasn't selling records to more than a relatively small cult of white blues enthusiasts. ... Leonard Chess' son Marshall conceived Electric Mud as a way for Waters to reach out to the Rolling Stones/Hendrix/Cream audience. Recorded in May of 1968, Electric Mud features Waters in excellent vocal form, running through new versions of old songs such as 'I Just Want to Make Love to You,' 'She's Alright,' 'Hoochie Coochie Man,' 'Mannish Boy,' and 'The Same Thing.' ... Waters pulls this and the rest off vocally, and the album did got him some gigs playing to college audiences that otherwise might not have heard him." — AllMusic
|Side A||1. I Just Want To Make Love To You||2. Hoochie Coochie Man||3. Let's Spend The Night Together||4. She's All Right||
|1. I'm A Man||2. Herbert Harper's Free Press||3. Tom Cat||4. Same Thing|