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Linda's Final Music 34 Project... I meant to add a sound track, but it's VERY difficult or impossible with PowerPoint.

Linda's Final Music 34 Project... I meant to add a sound track, but it's VERY difficult or impossible with PowerPoint.

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  • 1. Muddy Waters
    By Linda M. Smith
  • 2. Born Apr. 4, 1915, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
    Birth name: McKinley Morganfield
    Muddy was his childhood nickname; he liked playing in the mud
    The Rolling Stones got their band name from one of Muddy Waters’ songs!
  • 3. Childhood
    At age 3, when his Mom died, his Grandma raised him 100 miles North of home, in Clarksdale, Missouri
    He labored as a farm worker in his childhood—before he even discovered his first musical instrument…
    He comes from the Delta Region
  • 4. Instruments
    1st instrument: harmonica, at age 13
    2nd instrument: guitar, at age 17
    3rd instrument: his voice
    Can “slide” be considered a 4th instrument? Muddy quickly mastered sliding a bottleneck on the guitar as a way of bending and stretching notes…
  • 5. Chicago Blues
    In 1943, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he vastly influenced “Chicago Blues”
    His early musical influences:
    Son House
    Robert Johnson
    His first recording, “I Can’t Be Satisfied”, was at Aristocrat Records in 1947, with help from Sunnyland Slim, friend and fellow musician
  • 6. 4 songs that shaped Rock ‘n Roll
    Rollin’ Stone, recorded in 1950
    HoochieGoochie Man, recorded in 1954
    Mannish Boy, recorded in 1955
    Got My Mojo Working, recorded in 1957
  • 7. “I Just Wanna Make Love to You”
    Written by Willy Dixon in 1954
    Muddy Waters was the first to record this blues classic
    Foghat do a GREAT cover of that song, with Rod Price on slide guitar and “Lonesome” Dave Peverett on guitar and vocals (Price and Peverett are deceased—RIP)
    Many have covered this song
  • 8. Jimi Hendrix said,
    “The first guitar player I ever heard of, was Muddy Waters—and he scared me to death!”
  • 9. End of Muddy’s Earthwalk
    Died on Apr. 30, 1983, in his sleep, in Westmont, Illinois
    Westmont is a region of Chicago
  • 10. Post-Mortem
    1998 Hall of Fame award for “I’m Your Hoochie-GoochieMan”
    Muddy has won numerous other awards, including a number of Grammies
  • 11. I Got My MojoWorkin’
    What ain’tworkin’ is PowerPoint sound track insertion capabilities
    Yes, I bought a Muddy Waters CD especially for this project
    After much effort, I’m just turning this in sans music
    So, you’re gonna have to IMAGINE a live Muddy peformance (or buy a Muddy Waters CD and listen along…. )