Rising Son

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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
RISING SON is both a tribute to the classic Chicago blues sound of Muddy Waters and an introduction to an important new blues figure - - Waters's son, Big Bill Morganfield. Although Big Bill uses some of his father's sidemen - - pianist Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and guitarist Bob Margolin (who also produced the set) -- and covers songs associated with Waters, Morganfield's own artistic identity comes through loud and clear. On his original title song, Morganfield's resonant voice and accompanying slide guitarwork are big and blue as he gives tough testimony on being the child of a legend. Morganfield also covers tunes that his father either wrote ...
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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
RISING SON is both a tribute to the classic Chicago blues sound of Muddy Waters and an introduction to an important new blues figure - - Waters's son, Big Bill Morganfield. Although Big Bill uses some of his father's sidemen - - pianist Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and guitarist Bob Margolin (who also produced the set) -- and covers songs associated with Waters, Morganfield's own artistic identity comes through loud and clear. On his original title song, Morganfield's resonant voice and accompanying slide guitarwork are big and blue as he gives tough testimony on being the child of a legend. Morganfield also covers tunes that his father either wrote or recorded, giving them his own flavor. "Champagne and Reefer" is a good-time party number, while the Willie Dixon-penned "The Same Thing" gets transformed into sexual heat as steamy as an August night in Mississippi. Big Bill Morganfield has spent years coming to this debut CD, supporting himself and his family as a teacher while he taught himself his daddy's legacy. RISING SON was worth the wait.
All Music Guide - Earl Simmons
He's got some of the biggest shoes to fill in the history of blues, but Muddy Waters' son, Big Bill Morganfield leads three of his father's former compatriots through a stirring set of blues standards and new tracks. Morganfield's slide guitar is an excellent addition to the proceedings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1999
  • Label: Blind Pig
  • UPC: 019148505322
  • Catalog Number: 5053
  • Sales rank: 373,242

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Bill Morganfield Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Paul Oscher Harmonica
Bob Margolin Guitar
Pinetop Perkins Piano
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Snare Drums
Bob Stroger Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Margolin Producer
Edward Chmelewski Executive Producer
Jerry del Giudice Executive Producer
Michael Freeman Engineer
Muddy Waters Composer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Big Bill Morganfield Arranger, Liner Notes
Chester Burnett Composer
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