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Remix of the Blues: Muddy Waters

 

Muddy Waters - creative commons - photo by Kevin Dooley
Muddy Waters – creative commons – photo by Kevin Dooley

Remix of the Blues: Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters was with his Chicago Blues sound a major influence for the British Blues revival bands of the sixties, like the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds and John Mayall. Even now Muddy Waters’ songs are an inspiration for musicians worldwide. I recently crossed a remix of the old blues song “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” by Roy De Ville.

Blues Remix Muddy Waters

Roy De Ville made a relaxing dance version of Muddy Waters hit. De songs is recognizable by the well produced rhythm guitar. De Ville also added some cool solo guitar to the song. Listen to this Blues song Remix here.

Origins of the Song

Muddy Waters wasn’t the first one who recorded “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”. Waters recorded the song in 1978 for his I’m Ready album. It was John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson who played the song for Bluebird in 1937  first. Williamson recorded the song together with Big Joe Williams and Nighthawk on guitar.  He used the melody of Son Bonds song “Back and Side Blues” recorded in 1934.  After Williamson, Muddy Water, Buddy Guy  and Lightning Hopkins also played the song.

Muddy Waters Recording

In the seventies Waters recorded two fantastic album with Johnny Winter “Hard Again” and “I’m Ready”. On these Albums he recorderd some old songs again, like “Can’t Be Satisfied on “Hard Again” and the song of this article on “I’m Ready”. These albums are absolutely worth listening.

60 Years later it are these classic blues songs that are the inspiration for remixes. The blues is swinging rhythmic music, and that may be the main reason why al these songs are perfect to remix. Roy De Ville did an excellent job!

Junior Wells and Buddy Guy

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