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The Father of Blues

"Going to Chicago was like going out of the world"

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1913 Muddy Waters is born

Muddy Waters was born in a small town outside of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. 

1920’s Learned Guitar

He taught himself the guitar and harmonica and by age 17 decided he wanted to be a musician.  

1933 Early life as a sharecropper

Muddy was raised by his grandmother who lived and worked on the Stovall Plantation. They were a family of sharecroppers.

1941 Library of Congress

Muddy was the first blues musician recorded for the Library of Congress historical records in 1941.

1943 Chicago

Muddy moved to Chicago to become a full-time musician recording for Phil and Marshall Chess and brought other blues talent to the Aristocrat Records label. 

1950’s The Muddy Waters Blues Band

Muddy assembled one of the most acclaimed blues groups in history: Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elgin Evans on drums, and Otis Spann on piano.

1960’s Newport Jazz Festival

Muddy performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, he recorded one of the first live blues albums, At Newport 1960, and his performance of "Got My Mojo Working" was nominated for a Grammy award. His performance introduced white audiences to the blues and he became an international crossover success.

1970’s International Success

“The Blues had a baby and he named it Rock and Roll.” --Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters became a powerful influencer for rock and roll bands, from the Rolling Stones--who named themselves after Muddy’s recording I Am A Rolling Stone, to ZZ Top, to Eric Clapton, To Jimi Hendrix to countless others.

1980’s Legacy

Muddy’s legacy as a blues musician is only paralleled by his legend as one of the greatest guitarists to ever live. His technique on the electric guitar has been studied the world over. 

1982 Death

Muddy Waters died peacefully in his sleep from heart failure due to complications from lung cancer but his music and legacy will live on forever.

Muddy's Legacy

Thought Muddy Water's has passed, his message has not. Muddy Water has accomplished a lot of great things during his lifetime and deserves to be celibrated!

A TASTE OF ART

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Records & Vinyls

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Authentic 1940s music

Muddy Water Shirts

Remember The Father Of The Blues By Wearing One Of These T-Shirts The Next Time You Go Out!

Manish Boy T-Shirt
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Manish Boy T-Shirt

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Mojo T-Shirt
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Events

Muddy Waters Live At Rockpalast Nominated for 2 Blues Blast Magazine Awards! Fan Voting Starts July 1, 2018!!
Muddy Waters Live At Rockpalast Nominated for 2 Blues Blast Magazine Awards! Fan Voting Starts July 1, 2018!!

By Alicia Yaffe on Jun 11, 2018

Our friends at Blues Blast Magazine have nominated Muddy Waters Live At Rockpalast for two Blues Blast Music Awards in the categories of "Live Blues Album" and "Historical Vintage Blues Album”!!  The winner ...

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Muddy Waters Foundation Booth at Chicago Blues Festival, June 8-10
Muddy Waters Foundation Booth at Chicago Blues Festival, June 8-10

By Alicia Yaffe on Jun 06, 2018

If you’re headin' out to the Chicago Blues Festival, the largest free blues festival in the world, this weekend (June 8 – 10), come visit the Muddy Waters Foundation booth in the Wrigley Square section of Mi...

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Muddy Waters T-Shirt Design Contest
Muddy Waters T-Shirt Design Contest

By Alicia Yaffe on Mar 12, 2018

  Listen up closely, Blues Heads and artists! Have y’all ever wanted to design a t-shirt in honor of The Mud? We’re giftin’ two fans $200 each for designs that are more fun than a sackful of kittens! Your M...

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