Muddy "Mississippi" Waters – Live

Muddy "Mississippi" Waters – Live is a live album by Muddy Waters. The recording was awarded the Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1979.

Muddy "Mississippi" Waters – Live
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Live album by
Released1979
RecordedMarch 18, 1977 - August 26, 1978
VenueHarry Hope's, Cary, IL
Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, MI
GenreElectric blues
Length39:38
LabelBlue Sky Records
ProducerJohnny Winter
Muddy Waters chronology
I'm Ready
(1978)
Muddy "Mississippi" Waters – Live
(1979)
King Bee
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Village Voice critic Robert Christgau wrote: "Age cannot wither nor Johnny Winter whelm the elan of this boyish man. It may not last forever, though—he really seems to mean 'Deep Down in Florida.' Sun shines every day, you can play in the sand with your wife, and maybe work on a slow one called 'Condominium Blues' in your spare time."[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by McKinley Morganfield; except where indicated

  1. "Mannish Boy" (Morganfield, Ellas McDaniel, Mel London) (4:24)
  2. "She’s Nineteen Years Old" (5:21)
  3. "Nine Below Zero" (Sonny Boy Williamson) (5:21)
  4. "Streamline Woman" (4:39)
  5. "Howling Wolf" (6:00)
  6. "Baby Please Don’t Go" (4:07)
  7. "Deep Down in Florida" (9:48)

In 2003 the album was reissued as a two-CD set, the second disc including:

  1. "Medley: After Hours/Stormy Monday Blues" (Avery Parrish, Buddy Feyne, Robert Bruce, Aaron "T-Bone" Walker) (12:00)
  2. "Trouble No More" (2:49)
  3. "Champagne and Reefer" (4:52)
  4. "Corrina, Corrina" (2:49)
  5. "Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) (3:10)
  6. "She Moves Me" (6:19)
  7. "Kansas City" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) (9:30)
  8. "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" (C. "Pinetop" Smith) (4:59)
  9. "Mad Love" (I Want You To Love Me) (Willie Dixon) (4:16)
  10. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" (Walter Jacobs) (5:21)
  11. "Got My Mojo Working" (Preston Foster) (3:13)

PersonnelEdit

Production staffEdit

  • Produced: Johnny Winter
  • Mixing, production consultant and engineer: Dave Still
  • Mixing assistant: Dave Prentice
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Photography: Jim Marshall
  • Design: Paula Scher
  • Mixed at the Schoolhouse and Hit Factory
  • Location recordings by Metro Audio and Record Plant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Valdivia, Victor W. Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live at AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.