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I Can't Be Satisfied

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I Can't Be Satisfied

I Can't Be Satisfied

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Sixty years ago this week, McKinley Morganfield made his first recordings. It was the first time the young bluesman committed to disc the song that would make him a star. Seven years later, he re-recorded I Can't Be Satisfied in Chicago and the name Muddy Waters was on everyone's lips. Stephen Wade looks at the song's origins, including Waters' first version, I Be's Troubled, and its' roots in field hollers.