Muddy was greatly influenced by early exposure to some of the great blues men such as Son House, Willie Brown, and Robert Johnson. In his time Muddy became much more popular than any of his contemporaries did. His first recording session for the Library of Congress was in 1941 and was long before his popularity, that came when he moved to Chicago in the late 1940's. In Chicago his first recording sessions were on the Aristocrat Label for the Chess brothers. In 1950 Muddy formed a band that was to help shape the Chicago sound. The band included Little Walter on harp and Jimmy Rogers on guitar. His list of sidemen over the years is a Who's Who of the Chicago scene and sound. To name a few..Otis Spann, Junior Wells, Walter Horton, Leroy Foster, Big Crawford and James Cotton. From "The Complete Plantation Recordings" (1941 - 42 Library of Congress) to recordings such as "Fathers And Sons" (Chess) Muddy touched, recorded with, and influenced many many people in his life time. Nineteen Years Old features Otis Spann (piano), Sonny Wimberley (bass), Pee Wee Madison (guitar), Luther Johnson (guitar), George Smith (hamonica) and S.P Leary (Drums).
In 1958 Muddy toured England exposing his "electric sound" to many new fans and English Musicians/ Bands. However his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 is where (White) North American's really discovered him in 1960. This performance created a new awareness of the blues and a great blues artist, he is truly missed.
2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
3. I Just Want To Make Love To You
4. I'm Ready
5. Young Fashioned Ways (Muddy Waters)
6. Gypsy Woman
7. I Can't Be Satisfied
8. Rollin' And Tumblin'
9. Honey Bee
10. Baby Please Don't Go
11. I Want You To Love Me
12. Got My Mojo Working
13. Trouble No More
14. My Love Strikes Like Lightnin'
15. You Shook Me
16. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
17. Garbage Man