CAPB 1483 SA
Hybrid Stereo SACD
Includes two bonus tracks!
Mastered by Kevin Gray
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. 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.
|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|
|10. The Same Thing|
|11. You Can't Lose What You Ain't Ever Had|
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