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Muddy Waters ‎– Folk Singer | 200g Analogue Productions reissue


Analogue Productions ‎/ Chess

Muddy Waters ‎– Folk Singer | 200g Analogue Productions reissue


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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original 1964 Chess analog masters.
  • 200-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings.
  • Gatefold jacket with extra photos.

“There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. It's been an audiophile staple for years. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.

Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.

This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.” – Acoustic Sounds

  • Waters' Only "Unplugged" Effort Proves Timeless
  • All-Star Chicago Session Features Legendary Cast: Buddy Guy, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Clifton James, and Waters

  • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Oft-Issued Audiophile Blues Recording Has Never Sounded Better in Any Incarnation
  • Ranks #280 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Muddy Waters' legendary 1964 Chess release Folk Singer is hands-down the most deliberated 'true audiophile' blues recording in existence. With outstanding support from Buddy Guy on second guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon at the upright bass, and contributions from drummer Clifton James, its reputation is not surprising, and the fact that Folk Singer stands as Waters' only acoustic album just adds to its significance in the blues canon.

Ranked #280 by Rolling Stone on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Folk Singer is not just a great blues album but an audiophile standard, arguably the only "classic" blues record to achieve such a prestigious standing. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP, with its grooves widened for 45RPM, this Chicago blues affair has never been better in any incarnation. Whether or not you already own this in a previous edition, consider Analogue Productions' new reissue an absolute must. – Press Release


  • Muddy Waters - vocals, guitar
  • Buddy Guy - guitar
  • Willie Dixon - bass
  • Clifton James - drums

Item description:


Muddy Waters


Folk Singer


Analogue Productions ‎/ Chess


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 200 Gram



Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original - 1964




Chicago Blues, Delta Blues

Catalog No:

APB 1483