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Analogue Productions

Muddy Waters ‎– The Complete Plantation Recordings

$130.00

Analogue Productions

Muddy Waters ‎– The Complete Plantation Recordings

$130.00

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'Blues legend Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, was a sharecropper/tractor driver, and a local blues guitarist when in 1941-42 when fate intervened. The Library of Congress had started its systematic series of field recordings of American traditional music and on a 1941 recording trip through the Delta, led by Alan Lomax and John Work III, they came upon the 26-year-old Muddy, recorded him at his home with a small accompanying combo (guitar, mandolin and violin), and made music history.

Muddy had played harmonica since his early childhood, and learned guitar in his teenage years; his primary musical influence was Son House. A year later in 1942, Lomax made his second trip through the Delta recording the remainder of the tracks, including more of Muddy's songs. The following year, at age 28, Muddy moved to Chicago and a blues legend was born. Muddy Waters would go on to win six Grammy Awards and become an incalculable influence on not just the blues, but rock ‘n' roll.

Analogue Productions is honored to present The Complete Plantation Recordings — Muddy Waters as a newly mastered 33 1/3 200-gram LP reissue. This numbered, deluxe edition, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, is limited to 1,000 copies. The songs presented represent everything listed by the Library of Congress as recorded by Muddy Waters during these historic sessions.

What sets this reissue apart is its authenticity, says Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions CEO Chad Kassem. For this reissue the original metal disc recordings created by Lomax were the source for a high-res 192kHz digital file used by Sterling Sound's Ryan K. Smith to master this edition.' - Acoustic Sounds

Label: Analogue Productions ‎– AAPB 121

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, 200 Gram, Gatefold

Country: USA, Canada & UK

Released: 24 Sep 2019

Genre: BluesNon-Music

Style: Country BluesDelta BluesField RecordingInterview