Blues Blog – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King

“Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don’t make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn’t death.”

– Stevie Ray Vaughan –

 

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Blog for 99 Years blues of Muddy Waters


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!

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Muddy Waters Hard Again