Friday, December 16, 2011
Muddy Waters - Hard Again
The real deal - Muddy Waters - Hard Again. Muddy Waters is on my personal They are No Longer Around, but I Saw Them Play Live list. He passed away in 1983. And I saw him on one of his last tours - shortly before this record came out. I was fortunate to score a ticket to a great performance when I was in college - at ISU, in Normal, IL. That particular concert was on Thursday, February 21, 1980. I know that because his tour dates on all listed here: http://www.muddywaters.com/1980.html That website also says this about Mud's final years of making records, "In 1977, his long association with Chess at an end, he signed with Blue Sky Records, a label operated by another of his young proteges, the guitarist and singer Johnny Winter, and over the next several years produced four spirited albums under Winter's sympathetic guidance."