Was Muddy Waters the Godfather of Rock N' Roll? You betcha
and Chuck Berry was his disciple ...
Muddy Waters went from pickin' cotton in Mississippi to
pickin' electric guitar in Chicago, and created many of the great
Chicago blues classics. Together with Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers
and Little Walter, the Muddy Waters Band lay the foundation for
the birth to Rock N Roll.
And they had the tools to do the job- newly invented electric
guitars. It was Jimmy Rogers on rhythm guitar and Muddy on
electric slide. Albeit these weren't today's Fender Strats and
Gibson Les Pauls, but they had that funky sound. And they had
amplifiers, 20 watt tube amps in the years before there were
Fender Super Reverbs and Marshall stacks. And they had also had
Little Walter, a breathtaking blues harmonica player that blew
the roof off Chicago Clubs.
So where's the Rock N' Roll connection? Just like in a movie,
there hanging around the studio was a young guitar player, Chuck
Berry, another Chess Records blues artist looking to make a name
Chuck Berry started playing blues songs uptempo and messing
with the rhythm. Instead of changing chords on the 'downbeat'
(1st beat of the measure), Chuck switched chords on the 'and of
four' from the previous chord. And the result was Rock N
Muddy Waters: Deep Blues
Performed by Muddy Waters. For guitar and voice. Format: guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, performance notes, introductory text, guitar notation legend and black & white photos. Blues and Chicago Blues. Series: Hal Leonard Guitar Recorded Versions. 184 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard.
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Muddy Waters: Muddy Waters
Hosted by Bob Margolin, performed by Muddy Waters. For electric guitar. DVD Only- no sheet music. Format: instructional video (DVD). Blues, chicago blues and Technique. Series: Hal Leonard Guitar Signature Licks DVD. 5.3x7.5 inches. Duration 52m. Published by Hal Leonard.
Muddy Waters in Concert 1971
Performance by Muddy Waters. For Guitar (Electric). concert/documentary. Vestapol. Blues. DVD. Size 5.25x7.5. 58 pages. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop.
Muddy Waters: Guitar Style
Hosted by Bob Margolin, performed by Muddy Waters. For electric guitar. Format: instructional video (VHS). Blues, chicago blues and Technique. Series: Hal Leonard Star Licks Master Sessions. 4.7x8 inches. Published by Star Licks.
Featuring Muddy Waters, Johnnie Lewis, Buddy Guy, Junior Well, J. B. Hutto. By Harley Cokliss. For Guitar (Electric). concert/documentary. Vestapol. Blues. DVD. Size 5.25x7.5. 50 pages. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop.
Muddy Waters in Concert 1971
performance by Muddy Waters. For Guitar (Electric). concert/documentary. Vestapol. Blues. Video. Size 4.13x7.5. Duration 42 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop.