Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - Folk Festival Of The Blues (LP)

$ 18.99


Release Date: 01/15/21

This edition presents a who's who of the Chicago blues from the 1960s. Featured here are such talents
as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and Willie Dixon, performing
at the peak of their careers. This WPOA live radio broadcast was emceed in the early 1960s by local disc
jockey Big Bill Hill at Chicago's intimate Copacabana Club. (When the album was reissued in 1967, it
was retitled Blues from Big Bill's Copacabana.)
The legendary radio performance was originally issued on Chess' subsidiary label Argo during the
height of the folk music blues revival, and it has remained long unavailable on vinyl. Each artist was
showcased with Buddy Guy's band providing the accompaniment, plus Muddy's right hand man, pianist
Otis Spann. This is not the folk festival that one might expect, especially taking into consideration that
the blues here are electric. This is a gritty live record of the most authentic electric Chicago blues of the
'60s. The combination of performances by Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, and Sonny Boy in tandem
with Waters would certainly checklist this one into the 'various artists' category, but with half of the tracks
here being fronted by Waters, it's clearly Muddy's show. His performances of 'Got My Mojo Working',
'(She's) 19 Years Old', 'Clouds in My Heart', 'Sitting and Thinking', and the vocal trio effort with Guy
and Dixon on the show opening 'Wee, Wee Baby' are nothing less than exemplary

Genre: Blues
Language: English
Run Time: 40 mins

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