Muddy Waters – Mean Red Spider

For the album by Redman, see Muddy Waters (album). For the college gymnastics coach, see Muddy Waters (American football). For the MUD, see Muddy Waters (online game).
Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters at the opening of Peaches Records & Tapes in Rockville, Maryland
Background information
Birth name McKinley Morganfield
Born April 4, 1915
Issaquena County, Mississippi, United States
Died April 30, 1983 (aged 68)
Westmont, Illinois, United States
Genres BluesChicago bluesCountry bluesDelta bluesElectric bluesR&BRock[1]
Occupations Singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1941–1982
Labels AristocratChessTestament
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Telecaster

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), known as 

Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician, generally considered the “father of modern Chicago blues“. 

English: Hard again

He was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the 1960s,[2] and was ranked No. 17 inRolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.   



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