Mojo: The Best of Muddy Waters Live!  1971-1976

Mojo: The Best of Muddy Waters Live! 1971-1976

by Muddy Waters
     
 

This compilation was assembled from three live performances, two in the Northwest in 1971 and one in Switzerland in April 1976. There are already several live Muddy Waters albums available, including some recorded during this era. Not only that, the 74-minute program does not exactly offer much in the way of surprising repertoire: "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Hoochie… See more details below

Overview

This compilation was assembled from three live performances, two in the Northwest in 1971 and one in Switzerland in April 1976. There are already several live Muddy Waters albums available, including some recorded during this era. Not only that, the 74-minute program does not exactly offer much in the way of surprising repertoire: "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Walking Thru the Park," "Mannish Boy," and "Got My Mojo Working" are all available in superior live and/or studio versions, sometimes several times over. So is this an essential addition to your Waters collection? Probably not. However, if you can't drink enough of those Muddy Waters, it's respectable enough. The sound quality is good, and the atmosphere a little more electric and driving than that on Paris 1972, to give one example of another live disc from the period. The 1971 band was quite full, with Sammy Lawhorn and Pee Wee Madison on guitar, George "Harmonica" Smith on harmonica, and Pinetop Perkins on piano; the 1976 band, with the same rhythm section but new members on guitar and harmonica, were pretty good as well. If you're looking for particular points of interest, Waters and the band really stretch things out on a ten-minute "She's Nineteen Years Old"; Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, and not Waters, takes the lead vocal on "Dust My Broom"; and "Mannish Boy" has an unusual minor-note flavor.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2000
Label:
Music Club
UPC:
0614475013122
catalogNumber:
50131

Tracks

  1. Rollin' and Tumblin'  - Muddy Waters
  2. Walking Blues  - Muddy Waters
  3. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man  - Muddy Waters
  4. Can't Get No Grindin' (What's the Matter With the Meal)  - Muddy Waters
  5. Howlin' Wolf  - Muddy Waters
  6. Dust My Broom  - Muddy Waters
  7. Goin' Down Slow  - Muddy Waters
  8. Walkin' Thru the Park  - Muddy Waters
  9. Just to Be with You  - Muddy Waters
  10. She's Nineteen Years Old  - Muddy Waters
  11. Crawling King Snake  - Muddy Waters
  12. Honey Bee  - Muddy Waters
  13. Mannish Boy  - Muddy Waters
  14. Got My Mojo Working  - Muddy Waters

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Muddy Waters   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bee Houston   Guitar
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson   Guitar
Bob Margolin   Guitar
Jerry Portnoy   Harmonica
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones   Bass,Vocals
Sammy Lawhorn   Guitar
Pinetop Perkins   Piano
George "Harmonica" Smith   Harmonica
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith   Drums
James "Pee Wee" Madison   Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Sam Hopkins   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes

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