By John Duval
A few of the tracks skip to the next only halfway through the songs. Would like to download again if possible since I paid for this.
Good Blues, Annoying Winter
By A Foul Odor
Muddy Waters is always great live, but the way Johnny Winter injects himself into every song gets tiresome very quickly. Who in the audience didn't know they were attending a Muddy Waters concert? Who forgot they were seeing Muddy Waters? Never fear, J.W. is there to remind them a couple of times after evey song. He has a hard time keeping quiet during the songs too. J.W. plays good guitar, and has a decent voice for Blues, and I understand he and Muddy had a productive relationship, but I want to hear lots of Muddy, and very little of J.W.'s singing and carrying on. Overall, this is good stuff, but Johnny, please shut up!
Live at Mr. Kelly's is far superior (it is just about perfect in every way) and should be considered long before this recording.
This the best live album of all time.
The album is just pure power. It brings you into the room and on stage better than any other live recording. The music on this album is just s snap shot of how great it was to be around Muddy Waters. He was a great entertainer, and mentor to those who wanted to really play, deep, down, rocking blues. Any criticism that is directed at this album is unfounded in the performance, and founded in lack of life experiences. It takes a person who can appreciate other people for who they are, and not fit them into a person they would like to be. Muddy was an original. He was the most influential artist of his period in any genre. Musicians loved to play with him because he made them better, and helped them create what type of artist they were going to be.
Blues is the Best & will allwase be that way(Long live there Sole)
I WISH I WAS HERE TO SEE ALL THE BEST OF THE BEST " BLUES are the best! it can calm I wild man Great when making Love! May all your sole gather & have a Jam like do other
Johnny Adds Nada to This
Don't really understand the big stink about Johnny Winter on this album. There is 8 other tracks u know. He's only on #1 Mannish Boy, #5 Howling Wolf, & #7 Deep Down in FL, and from my many hours of study on this album, he doesn't add much of anything to the sound of it. He does a great production job, that I can credit him with.With all respect to Johnny. If any one person does such, other than the obvious band leader, Muddy, I'd have to declare that Pinetop Perkins is the other candidate, ticklin the keys. This performance is what brought him to my attention. Another great one by one of the last living original Delta Blues men. Forgive me Otis Spann and Pinetop Smith, but Perkins is the best to ever place his fingers on the keys in the blues genre. My great grandfather, being from Natchez, MS, has had the pleasure of seein Perkins in a jukejoint somewhere in BumFu*k Mississippi in the 40's and told me that he was drivin everyone so crazy with his playin that the place might as well of just been on fire, with as much as everyone was sweatin and as loud as the girls were screamin. Nine Below Zero is my favorite Sonny Boy Williams tune and it's magnificent. Champagne and Reefer is great, but doesn't beat any of Buddy Guy's live versions. All I have left to say is, try to listen to this and keep your foot from tappin or ur head from boppin. . . I dare you!
Muddy Watters live
By Pappy Longstockings
Perhaps the best live Blues album ever made!
Muddy Waters' Best Album
I first heard this album in the mid-80's. My father just happened to get it for my birthday knowing that I was starting to get a keen interest in blues music. This is the first album that really moved me. When I say it moved me I mean that it made me realize that the blues was a powerful force that reaches down to the deepest depths of the soul and is powerful enough to heal a wounded spirit. I was not there and I may never know exactly where this album was recorded but I picture a medium sized bar somewhere with colorful lights, alot of shaking, dancing, shouting and the scent of perfume and alcohol in the air. I can almost picture Muddy with a big grin on his face as he is playing and singing from his soul and allowing us all to bask in the glory that is the blues. The combination of Muddy and Johnny Winter is powerful! If you could only have one Muddy Waters album this is the one to get!
Jimi Atlas is an idiot
1st off it's Johnny Winter NOT winters you jerk! Johnny's voice is anything but wimpy obviously you've never really listened to any of his music.
Johnny is one of the best quitar players of all time.
Johnny Winters like all of us had to be young before he got old----GREAT MUD!
The Muddiest of Waters
Purchased this on vinyl way back in 1984 when I was just getting into the blue in a big way. Classic, raw, stripped to its essence from one of the first big names in blues that carried the news to many for a long long time. The vinyl version did not have al of the tracks listed here. What it did have was the energy and the feeling of life that pervades the music. Didnt matter how old he was, he had it to the end. The supporting musicians, from Johny Winter, to James Cotton, Pine top Perkins and other just seem happy to be there playing this great music for all to hear. This is a classic.