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Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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October 17, 2007 Music legend Eric Clapton remembers the blues greats that influenced him as a young guitarist.

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September 20, 2006 Muddy Waters' 1968 blues-rock hybrid Electric Mud moves a legend beyond the traditional.

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Seminal American blues singer and songwriter Muddy Waters.

April 3, 2000 Muddy Waters' chart-topping 1954 classic stands today as a keystone of rock 'n' roll.

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Muddy Waters, c. 1979.

January 18, 2013 Muddy Waters and Blind Willie McTell have music to help you through a month that never seems to end.

Muddy Waters pioneered Chicago's now-signature electric blues.

April 14, 2009 Take Five takes a detour with jazz's cousin, the blues, and one of its primary guitar techniques.

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February 9, 2007 The day wouldn't be complete without a soundtrack, but finding the right love songs can be a chore.

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Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics

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  • Album: Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Rhino
  • Released: 1993
 

Introduction to Big Bill Broonzy

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  • Album: Introduction to Big Bill Broonzy
  • Artist: Big Bill Broonzy
  • Label: Fuel 2000
  • Released: 2007
 

Whoopin' the Blues: The Capitol Recordings, 1947-1950

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  • Album: Whoopin' the Blues: The Capitol Recordings, 1947-1950
  • Artist: Sonny Terry
  • Label: Capitol
  • Released: 1995
 

Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down

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  • Album: Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down
  • Artist: Muddy Waters
 

Seven Angels on a Bicycle

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  • Album: Seven Angels on a Bicycle
  • Artist: Carrie Rodriguez
 

A Turtle's Dream

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  • Album: A Turtle's Dream
  • Artist: Abbey Lincoln
 

Riverside Battle Songs

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  • Album: Riverside Battle Songs
  • Artist: Ollabelle
 

The Chess Box

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  • Album: The Chess Box
  • Artist: Muddy Waters
 

The Man from Ipanema

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  • Album: The Man from Ipanema
  • Artist: Antonio Carlos Jobim
 

Electric Mud

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Electric Mud

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  • Album: Electric Mud
  • Artist: Muddy Waters
  • Label: Universal
  • Released: 1968