Muddy Waters (Muddy Waters)( blues singer, singer and guitarist)
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Biography Muddy Waters (Muddy Waters)
America's greatest blues singer, singer and guitarist Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfild real name) was born April 4, 1915, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Grew up on the bank of the Mississippi in the small town of Clarksdale. Obtained in the childhood nickname of 'muddy waters' - 'dirty water', was his creative pseudonym for life. At the age of seventeen began to learn the guitar, listening to recordings of Robert Johnson - the legendary bluesman 30-ies. Waters' first recordings were made in 1941-42 he. for the Library of Congress. In 1943, Waters moved to find work in Chicago, after a year mastering electric guitar, and begins to act in small clubs. In 1948, Muddy signed a contract with the record company Aristocrat, which later became known as the Chess Record. Waters recorded the album 'I Feel Like Goin' Home ', became a rhythm-and-blues hit. In 1951 Muddy gathers his band consisting of, among other musicians, included such well-known performers in the future, as Otis Spann and Jimmy Rogers. Fulfilling an electric version of 'urban' blues, Muddy Waters band actually became the prototype of the rock band. They soon become one of the leading ensembles of Chicago. In the 50's were recorded immediately became popular hits like 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'You Need Love, I'm Ready' and other. International recognition came to Waters in 1958, while touring in England. In the first half of the 60's music of Muddy Waters had a great influence on the work of many British groups, including 'The Rolling Stones', 'The Yardbirds', 'The Graham Bond Organisation', in Alexis Korner's group and many others. Ironically, having achieved success and recognition of the ocean, the home of Muddy faced with indifference and the public, and studios. In the sixties Waters is trying to regain his popularity, is recorded with rock musicians - the album's release 'London Muddy Waters Sessions', a joint project with Paul Baterfildom and Mike Bloomfield - 'Fathers And Sons'. In 1971, he received his first award 'Grammy' for the album 'They Call Me Muddy Waters'. In 70-80 years, Muddy continued to record, often plays with his disciple, the famous blues singer and guitarist Johnny Winter. Waters died of heart failure April 30, 1983 in Chicago, forever remains one of the most brilliant musicians in music history. Music Muddy Waters had a tremendous impact on the development of not only the rhythm & blues, and rock music in general.