The Complete Plantation Recordings

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
At long last, Muddy's historic 1941-1942 Library of Congress field recordings are all collected in one place, with the best fidelity that's been heard thus far. Waters performs solo pieces you can hear his slide rattling against the fretboard in spots and band pieces with the Son Sims Four, "Rosalie" being a virtual blueprint for his later Chicago style. Of particular note are the inclusion of several interview segments with Muddy from that embryonic period and a photo of Muddy playing on the porch of his cabin, dressed up and looking sharper than any Mississippi sharecropper on Stovall's plantation you could possibly imagine. This much more than just an important historical ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
At long last, Muddy's historic 1941-1942 Library of Congress field recordings are all collected in one place, with the best fidelity that's been heard thus far. Waters performs solo pieces you can hear his slide rattling against the fretboard in spots and band pieces with the Son Sims Four, "Rosalie" being a virtual blueprint for his later Chicago style. Of particular note are the inclusion of several interview segments with Muddy from that embryonic period and a photo of Muddy playing on the porch of his cabin, dressed up and looking sharper than any Mississippi sharecropper on Stovall's plantation you could possibly imagine. This much more than just an important historical document; this is some really fine music imbued with a sense of place, time and loads of ambience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1993
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 076732934425
  • Catalog Number: 9344
  • Sales rank: 21,970

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Country Blues (3:32)
  2. 2 Interview #1 - Alan Lomax (3:51)
  3. 3 I Be's Troubled (3:04)
  4. 4 Interview #2 - John Work III (1:50)
  5. 5 Burr Clover Farm Blues (2:54)
  6. 6 Interview #3 - John Work III (1:13)
  7. 7 Ramblin' Kid Blues (1:10)
  8. 8 Ramblin' Kid Blues (3:15)
  9. 9 Rosalie (3:02)
  10. 10 Joe Turner (2:46)
  11. 11 Pearlie May Blues (3:25)
  12. 12 Take a Walk with Me (3:04)
  13. 13 Burr Clover Blues (3:13)
  14. 14 Interview #4 (0:34)
  15. 15 I Be Bound to Write You (3:25)
  16. 16 I Be Bound to Write You (2:52)
  17. 17 You're Gonna Miss Me (3:25)
  18. 18 You Got to Take Sick and Die Some of These Days (2:08)
  19. 19 Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You? (2:07)
  20. 20 Country Blues (3:34)
  21. 21 You're Gonna Miss Me (3:40)
  22. 22 32-20 Blues (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Muddy Waters Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Alan Lomax Track Performer
Charles Berry Guitar
Louis Ford Mandolin, Vocals
Son Simms Guitar, Violin
Percy Thomas Guitar, Vocals
John Work III Track Performer
Technical Credits
Alan Lomax Producer
Mary Katherine Aldin Liner Notes
Andy McKaie Producer
John Work III Producer
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