Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, ‘You play blues. That music is so sad.’ I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, ‘You didn’t play one sad song.’ – Buddy Guy –
Today Muddy Waters would have become 99 years. Born in Issaquena County, Mississippi, United States Muddy was one of, or maybe the best bluesman that ever lived.
Muddy playing with friends
This video is a great example of how respected Muddy was. Dr. John, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor and more fantastic artists show you how it is to play with Muddy Waters.
Muddy Waters harp player
He once said when he was talking about the harp player of the J. Geils band: “If that cat eats pussy like he blows his harmonica, he sho’ is a motherfucker.” Since I’ve read that quote, everytime I see a harmonica player I say the words: “If that cat eats…” and I think of the great Muddy Waters.
‘Hard Again’was the first Muddy Waters record I bought and it is still the best record I have. I found it on Youtube: Here it is!