VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: BEST OF MUDDY WATERS
Record Label: GEFFEN RECORDS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 11/10/2017
Vinyl LP pressing. On vinyl for the first time in decades, this was Muddy' Waters's first, and Chess Records' third, LP release, collecting his hit singles for the label to that point. It features indelible, deeply influential tracks, including ''Rollin' Stone,'' which inspired a certain British band. Eight of the album's 12 tracks, including ''I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man,'' were top 10 hits. Muddy Waters' influence was tremendous, not just on blues and rhythm and blues but on rock and roll, hard rock, folk music, jazz, and country music. His use of amplification is often cited as the link between Delta blues and rock and roll. Muddy Waters has often been cited as the ''father of modern Chicago blues''.