The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album is an album by blues musician Muddy Waters released by the Chess label in 1975.[1][2][3] The album features Levon Helm and Garth Hudson from The Band and Paul Butterfield.[4]

The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril, 1975
RecordedFebruary 6 & 7, 1975
StudioBearsville Sound Studios, Woodstock, New York
GenreBlues
Length43:45
LabelChess
CH 60035
ProducerHenry Glover
Muddy Waters chronology
"Unk" in Funk
(1974)
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
(1975)
Hard Again
(1977)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [5]

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards in 1976.[6]

AllMusic reviewer Bruce Eder stated "this album worked best because they let Waters be himself, producing music that compared favorably to his concerts of the period, which were wonderful. His final album for Chess (recorded at Levon Helm's Woodstock studio, not in Chicago), with Helm and fellow Band-member Garth Hudson teaming up with Waters' touring band, it was a rocking (in the bluesy sense) soulful swansong to the label where he got his start. Waters covers some songs he knew back when, plays some slide, and generally has a great time on this Grammy-winning album".[5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by McKinley Morganfield except where noted

  1. "Why Are People Like That" (Bobby Charles) – 3:35
  2. "Going Down to Main Street" – 3:57
  3. "Born with Nothing" – 5:20
  4. "Caledonia" (Fleecie Moore) – 6:14
  5. "Funny Sounds" – 4:32
  6. "Love, Deep as the Ocean" – 5:10
  7. "Let the Good Times Roll" (Moore, Sam Theard) – 5:13
  8. "Kansas City" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 5:09
  9. "Born with Nothing" – 5:20
  10. "Fox Squirrel" - 3:56 [Bonus track on CD reissues]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Both Sides Now: GRT Consolidated Chess/Cadet Album Discography (1971-1975) accessed September 14, 2019
  2. ^ Wirz' American Music: Muddy Waters Discography accessed September 14, 2019
  3. ^ Wight, P. & Rothwell, F. The Complete Muddy Waters Discography accessed September 14, 2019
  4. ^ The Band: Muddy Waters: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, accessed September 14, 2019
  5. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. Muddy Waters: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Grammy Awards: Muddy Waters, accessed September 14, 2019