The Life and Times of Muddy Waters

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When he was discovered in 1941, Muddy Waters was a Mississippi sharecropper living in a one-room shack with no plumbing or electricity. A new biography looks at the man whose powerful electric-blues sound laid the foundation for rock 'n' roll. Morning Edition's Bob Edwards explores the blues legend with Robert Gordon, author of Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters.

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