Muddy Waters

One of the greatest and influential bluesmen was McKinley Morganfield better known as Muddy Waters.

Born in 1913 in clarksdale, Mississippi he was playing the guitar and harmonica by the age of 17.

By the early fifties Muddy had recorded several blues albums with some great songs including the classic “Hoochie Coochie Man”

Muddy was one of the first bluesmen to use an amplified electric guitar. He played slide to great effect on his fender telecaster.

With a huge voice and blues songs that had a band and amplified guitar-sound he bridged the divide between the delta blues and rock and roll.

Muddy died in 1983 but his musical legacy lives on!