Two 1960 albums.
McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was one of the foremost artists in blues history. In the late 1940s and 1950s he led the way in transforming traditional Delta blues into the electric Chicago blues style that paved the road to rock 'n' roll.
This release includes two of Waters’ finest and most celebrated albums: ‘At Newport’ and ‘Muddy Waters Sings “Big Bill”’, both originally released in 1960. A stomping live document of the period when Waters' Chicago blues started reaching a wider pop audience. Newport has his classics – "Hoochie Coochie Man," a torrid "Got My Mojo Working".
These two masterpieces have been packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes six bonus studio recordings from the same period. Contained here is the cream of the crop from Muddy Water’s hit-making stretch for Chess Records during his early years. Waters is backed on these tracks by a virtual who’s who of fabulous musicians, such as James Cotton, Otis Spann, Pat Hare, Andrew Stephenson, and Francis Clay, who helped define the exact nature of the Chicago electric blues sound.
CD in mini LP sleeve.