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James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Gary Clark Jr. + others – Muddy Waters 100 (2015)

James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Gary Clark Jr. + others – Muddy Waters 100 (2015)

The forthcoming centennial tribute ‘Muddy Waters 100’ finds a series of guest stars adding new dimension to his stirring blues legacy.

Little Walter – The Blues World of Little Walter (1988): Forgotten Series

Little Walter – The Blues World of Little Walter (1988): Forgotten Series

Remembering lesser-known sides from Muddy Waters harpist Little Walter, who hurtled his instrument forward before dying today in 1968.

Joe Bonamassa, “Tiger in Your Tank” (2015): One Track Mind

Joe Bonamassa, “Tiger in Your Tank” (2015): One Track Mind

This lead song from ‘Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks’ makes clear the difficulty Joe Bonamassa — really, anybody — has in taking on Muddy Waters.

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977): On Second Thought

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977): On Second Thought

Released on on January 10, 1977, Muddy Waters’ ‘Hard Again’ marked the kind of comeback you expect from the great ones.

Mud Morganfield + Kim Wilson – For Pops [A Tribute to Muddy Waters] (2014)

Mud Morganfield + Kim Wilson – For Pops [A Tribute to Muddy Waters] (2014)

The late Muddy Waters is in the blood, soul and heart of Mud Morganfield.

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

He rose to fame playing a flame-kissed fusion of blues rock alongside Rick Derringer, scoring huge turn-of-the-1970s hits on the pop charts. But Johnny Winter, as this 56-track, four-CD Legacy set makes utterly clear, couldn’t wait to get back to the blues.

Desert Island Discs: Blues and Blues Rock Edition

Desert Island Discs: Blues and Blues Rock Edition

It probably goes without saying that, once you found yourself stranded on a distant island, there would be blues. And every kind, too — Delta, dirty, city, country, grease-popping, Texas crunching, let-it-all-hang low, you name it.

On Second Thought: J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton – The Road to Escondido (2006)

It was just one of those nights. So much better than expected. In one evening, I got to see Rock God Eric Clapton and his blues father Muddy Waters.

Heritage Blues Orchestra – And Still I Rise (2012)

This begins, as most blues albums do, with a stamping rhythm and this heartfelt lyric in celebration of a bunch of stuff that’s not good for you. Only then, that chewed-clean template is joined by these bright blasts of shiny brass newness.

Thousands of legendary recordings from folklorist Alan Lomax will be available for streaming soon

Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his life making priceless recordings of some of the most important early figures in American music — from his famed recordings of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter to Jelly Roll Morton, from Muddy Waters to Woody Guthrie.