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Muddy Waters


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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.

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Muddy Waters

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