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In the late 1940s and early '50s, Chicago was the epicenter of the blues explosion; all the roads led there, from Mississippi Delta, the Midwest and the Southeast. It all began in 1948 with the release of a 78-rpm single by a singer-guitarist called Muddy Waters. Aristocrat 1305 bore a pair of traditional Mississippi Delta-styled pieces "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "I Feel ... Read more in Amazon's Muddy Waters Store

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By the time the first tracks on this compilation were recorded, late 1958/early1959, Muddy Waters was a veteran star of Chicago blues. He’d come a long way from his first tentative recordings made for folklorist Alan Lomax 16 years earlier; twelve of his Chess singles had entered the R&B charts, most rising to the Top 10. He had just returned from his first--but hardly his last--visit to England, and immediately went back to Chess to record. However, times were a-changing. Whereas Muddy previously would record four or six tracks to be issued over time as singles, by track five on this new collection he was recording songs specifically for his first completely newly recorded album, Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill, a marvelous tribute to one of the artist’s major influences, Big Bill Broonzy. Then, within a year, Muddy recorded one of the first great live blues albums, Muddy Waters At Newport, a landmark recording that, among other things, produced the fiery two part "Got My Mojo Working".

These two early classic blues albums are at the heart of this compilation of Muddy’s masters from 1958 to 1963, but this 49-tracker also features a number of the artist’s most renowned recordings not immediately intended for LP, like the title track, "You Need Love", and "Walking Thru The Park" as well as such rarely anthologized tracks as "Real Love", "Brown Skin Woman", "Down By The Deep Blue Sea" and "Read Way Back"--the latter with Willie Dixon providing a rare bass vocal. Furthermore, the set includes the previously unreleased instrumental of "Sweet Black Angel", featuring Earl Hooker on guitar.

This great music is amplified by insightful liner notes by blues expert Mary Katherin Aldin and numerous photo portraits of Muddy, including a rare pic of a young Muddy Waters shaking hands with Big Bill Broonzy.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Sep 2014
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Part 3 in Hip-O Select's ongoing reissue series - "You Shook Me: The Chess Masters Volume 3, 1958 to 1963" was USA released December 2012 as a 2CD set on Hip-O Select/Geffen/Chess/Universal B10017581-02 (Barcode 602537164653). Disc 1 has 26 tracks at 71:16 minutes - Disc 2 has 23 tracks at 73:03 minutes. In order to properly show what's on offer - I've provided a track-by-track Discography with song placements after each title - [16/1] is Track 16 on Disc 1 - [1/2] is Track 1 on Disc 2 etc. It breaks down as follows...

7" SINGLES:
1. Chess 1718 (released 1959)
Mean Mistreater [3/1] b/w Walking Thru The Park [1/1]

2. Chess 1733 (released 1959)
Take The Bitter With The Sweet [7/1] b/w She's Into Something [8/1]

3. Chess 1739 (released 1959)
Recipe For Love [14/1] b/w Tell Me Baby [16/1]

4. Chess 1748 (released 1960)
I Feel So Good [11/1] b/w When I Get To Thinking [17/1]
(Note: In the booklet Track 13 "Love Affair" is mistakenly credited as being Chess 1748 also - when it's the A-side of Chess 1758)

5. Chess 1752 (released 1960)
I'm Your Doctor [21/1] b/w Read Way Back [20/1]

6. Chess 1758 (released 1960)
Love Affair [13/1] b/w Look What You've Done [on Volume 2 - see Notes]

7. Chess 1765 (released 1960)
Tiger In Your Tank [23/1] b/w Meanest Woman [25/1]

8. Chess 1774 (released 1960)
Got My Mojo Working [7/2] b/w Woman Wanted [19/1]
[Note: the A-side is live while the B-side is a non-album studio cut. The original 45 A-side is also a 2:40 minutes Edit of "Got My Mojo Working Part 1" from the live "Muddy Waters At Newport" LP. Unfortunately, this set doesn't include that edit as a separate track - instead 7/2 is the full album cut at 4:27 minutes]

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Moodsville on 18 Mar 2013
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All Hip-o-select issues are the finest CD mastering. In todays market you cannot tell what quality product you are buying - by the
old saying "don't judge a book by it's cover" The CD's in the Chess series issued by Hip-o-select give you the best listening ever
to these recordings. Of the recordings here - the set includes Muddy's first 'proper' Chess album. When issued - his previous LP's were compiled from his earlier sessions for the singles (78's) race market and all held that 'edge' blues players held for what was then 'their' race market. The vinyl album 'Muddy - Sings Big Bil' tracks showed Muddy in another light too ! An acoustic session. A well recorded session with the excellent guitarist Pat Hare. The 'other' Chess vinyl album on this set is the 'Muddy at Newport' issue. His set from the Newport Jazz Festival. Pat Hare is again Muddy's guitarist. The sound of this outside recording is at its best ever presentation. There is a real 'bonus' track here for hardened collectors. The unissued instrumental 'Sweet Black Angel' from the Earl Hooker session that produced Muddy's gem 'Little Brown Bird" The earlier Muddy Hip-o-select set is now a rare-to-find-issue now. Get this one before she too becomes unavailable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bob on 15 Jun 2013
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Muddy at his very best - strongly recommended. However...the price seems out of line with recent blues reissues and I'd expect it to come down over time... Might be worth waiting awhile before buying this one.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Essential exciting Chicago Blues; where the blues rubber meets the road 22 Dec 2012
By James Zinn - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone who already owns the LPs (or CDs) of "Sings Big Bill Broonzy" or "At Newport" already knows how good this period of Muddy is.
This set includes those two LPs/CDs including the bonus tracks on later CD reissues of "At Newport".

This is where the blues got real exciting. Muddy shows energy and exudes excitement on every track. Every musician sounds like they
are mighty glad to be there. When blues finally got more electric and a little more uptempo and rock & roll emerged. No wonder so
many British, American and future rock & roll musicians got some inspiration.

Guitarists include Pat Hare, Luther Tucker, and Earl Hooker. Piano provided by Otis Spann and Lafayette Leake. Some horns courtesy of
A.C. Reed and Jackie Brenston. Skins beaten by Willie Big Eyes Smith, Francis Clay, Casey Jones, and others. Willie Dixon provides
some good bass backing and some background vocal on some tracks. Can't forget some awesome harmonica from Little Walter and James Cotton.

I've purchased much of this material on either LP or CD in the past, and I can tell you that this never sounded better, is almost all
in TRUE stereo, and instruments seem to just shine through your speakers like the band is playing in your living room. Almost no
background noise, hiss, or annoying sound artifacts. On a good system with a good CD player, they literally sound like you are in
the studio with them. A handful of tracks are of lesser fidelity but are listenable for sure.

Great to put in the platter at a party and will impress just about anyone a fan of the blues or just good music in general.

Most of this material was originally spread throughout numerous releases including not only the above-mentioned albums, but singles,
b-sides, The Chess Box, and out-of-print Chess LP compilations. So basically you are getting a motherload of blues, some of which
didn't even appear on any original LP releases. Even a collector will realize some tracks they didn't have on CD before.

Don't get overly excited about the previously unreleased instrumental song with Earl Hooker called "Sweet Black Angel". It's OK but
way too short and obviously was unreleased because it was unfinished. Earl bangs out some fat repetitive tones, but he's done waaay
better elsewhere.

The booklet is OK but kinda sparse in a way for covering such an important period of American music. At least the print in the essay
is large enough to read. A handful of photos are good of Muddy but shortchange the supporting musicians who helped make this recording
such a classic.

One thing to lament is what a tragedy that Pat Hare turned out to be such a screw-up and ended up in prison. He could have been
heralded in later years as one of the greatest electric blues guitar players of all time but ended up becoming a tragic obscure figure.
His guitar licks here are modern, playful, spare and memorable. For further research, check out his work with early Junior Parker on
Sun & Duke.

Basically anyone a fan of the Chicago blues and early rock and roll (including early Rolling Stones fans) should own this collection.

Enjoy some of the greatest blues ever put on wax in pristine digital sound.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
They Don't Have Enough Stars 30 Dec 2012
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For those who don't know, this is the third in a series of CD mini box sets's documenting all of Muddy Waters Chess recordings in chronological order. It is released on a very limited basis by the "Art House" reissue label Hip-O Select at what appears to be an exorbitant price...however, please don't let that deter you. Blues enthusiasts like me could easily spend a lot of time trying to acquire all of of these recordings in one form or another so a release like this saves you all the trouble and is probably worth the price in the long run....what you get for your money is every single song Muddy cut from 1958 to 1963 in state of the art remastered sound and classy packaging. During this time period, Muddy was transitioning from his classic chicago blues sound (intended for release as singles) to a more contemporary Blues sound intended for album release. Blues purists generally don't like this period as much as his "purer" recordings from a decade earlier, but many will find the music from this period this a little bit easier to digest. The production is more modern and the sound is less down home. In fact, many white blues fans got their first real introduction to Chicago blues from Muddy's album "Live at Newport", which is included here in it's entirety. Everything else is top notch as well, especially the unreleased songs which are sone of the best in the set. As a result, .this is another essential release for Chicago Blues enthusiasts. It's not quite as essential as the first two boxes in this period, but there is only one Muddy Waters and pretty much everything he recorded for Chess Records in his prime is beyond good. It's not an exaggeration to say that the best cuts on this release are among the best music ever recorded....as a result, there really aren't enough star to properly rate this...so get this before its gone and it will be gone soon....
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Muddy Waters and the British blues connection 9 Feb 2013
By Halfdan Karlsen - Published on Amazon.com
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A long time awaited release. This is Muddy Waters in very fine shape, although he leaves the fret work to Pat Hare, Earl Hooker and other splendid guitar players for the most part, concentrating on (great) vocals. The two LPs "Sings Big Bill Broonzy" (1959) and "At Newport" (1960) are at the core of proceedings, and great as they are the real interesting tracks are perhaps those released on single at the time - like for instance "Messin' With The Man" (1961). When I was real young I aquired that particular track on a British Pye International EP ("Rhythm & Blues Showcase Vol.2"). This was a period when the British blues boom was in progress, fueled for the most part by releases on Pye International: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson in particular, followed by Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers and others. This British blues connection, tagged as R&B at the time, brings my thoughts to another track on the CD, "You Need Love" (1962), made famous years later as the rip-off "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. Author of the CD's booklet, Mary Katherine Aldin, holds that one of the band members in England must have aquired the Chess 1839-single of "You Need Love" that later inspired the famous Led Zeppelin tune. So it may have been, the single being imported from the USA. But it could easily also be the British Pye International EP "Muddy Waters" (NEP-44010), released back in 1963, containing "You Need Love", "Little Brown Bird", "You Shook Me" and "Muddy Waters Twist". I bought it myself at the time, learning for the first time to know Muddy's dark and strong voice coming through very well indeed over organ, drums and the magnificent guitar work of Chicago ace Earl Hooker. I have been a convinced Muddy Waters fan ever since. So in conclusion, the CD "You Shook Me" (The Chess Masters 1958-63) is a must for lovers of the original hard-hitting Chicago blues. Highly recommended indeed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"...Take The Bitter With The Sweet..." - You Shook Me: The Chess Masters Volume 3, 1958 to 1963 (2012 2CD Remasters) 6 Sep 2014
By Mark Barry - Published on Amazon.com
Part 3 in Hip-O Select's ongoing reissue series - "You Shook Me: The Chess Masters Volume 3, 1958 to 1963" was USA released December 2012 as a 2CD set on Hip-O Select/Geffen/Chess/Universal B10017581-02 (Barcode 602537164653). Disc 1 has 26 tracks at 71:16 minutes - Disc 2 has 23 tracks at 73:03 minutes. In order to properly show what's on offer - I've provided a track-by-track Discography with song placements after each title - [16/1] is Track 16 on Disc 1 - [1/2] is Track 1 on Disc 2 etc. It breaks down as follows...

7" SINGLES:
1. Chess 1718 (released 1959)
Mean Mistreater [3/1] b/w Walking Thru The Park [1/1]

2. Chess 1733 (released 1959)
Take The Bitter With The Sweet [7/1] b/w She's Into Something [8/1]

3. Chess 1739 (released 1959)
Recipe For Love [14/1] b/w Tell Me Baby [16/1]

4. Chess 1748 (released 1960)
I Feel So Good [11/1] b/w When I Get To Thinking [17/1]
(Note: In the booklet Track 13 "Love Affair" is mistakenly credited as being Chess 1748 also - when it's the A-side of Chess 1758)

5. Chess 1752 (released 1960)
I'm Your Doctor [21/1] b/w Read Way Back [20/1]

6. Chess 1758 (released 1960)
Love Affair [13/1] b/w Look What You've Done [on Volume 2 - see Notes]

7. Chess 1765 (released 1960)
Tiger In Your Tank [23/1] b/w Meanest Woman [25/1]

8. Chess 1774 (released 1960)
Got My Mojo Working [7/2] b/w Woman Wanted [19/1]
[Note: the A-side is live while the B-side is a non-album studio cut. The original 45 A-side is also a 2:40 minutes Edit of "Got My Mojo Working Part 1" from the live "Muddy Waters At Newport" LP. Unfortunately, this set doesn't include that edit as a separate track - instead 7/2 is the full album cut at 4:27 minutes]

9. Chess 1796 (released 1961)
Messin' With The Man [12/2] b/w Lonesome Bedroom Blues [11/2]
[Note: "Messin' With The Man" became "Messin' With The Kid" - the opening track on Rory Gallagher's superb 1972 album "Live! In Europe"]

10. Chess 1819 (released 1962)
Going Home [13/2] b/w Tough Times [16/2]

11. Chess 1827 (released 1962)
Muddy Waters Twist [15/2] b/w You Shook Me [17/2]
[Note: "You Shook Me" covered on by Led Zeppelin on their 1969 debut album "Led Zeppelin"]

12. Chess 1839 (released 1962)
You Need Love [18/2] b/w Little Brown Bird [19/2]
[Note" "You Need Love" morphed musically and lyrically into "Whole Lotta Love" on the "Led Zeppelin II" album - also uncredited as originally being written by Willie Dixon]

13. Chess 1862 (released 1963)
Five Long Years [21/2] b/w Twenty-Four Hours [23/2]

7" SINGLE NOTES:
The following 5 x 7" singles were also released between 1958 and 1963 - but because they were recorded earlier - all but one of the ten tracks feature on Volume 2 in this series (released by Hip-O Select in the USA in December 2004 as "Hoochie Coochie Man"). "Love Affair" (on Chess 1758) is the track featured on this "Volume 3" set.

14. Chess 1680 (released 1958)
I Live The Life I Love (I Love The Life I Live) [13/2 on Volume 2] b/w Evil [18/2 on Volume 2]

15. Chess 1692 (released 1958)
I Won't Go On [21/2 on Volume 2] b/w She's Got It [22/2 on Volume 2]

16. Chess 1704 (released 1958)
Close To You [25/2 on Volume 2] b/w She's Nineteen Years Old [24/2 on Volume 2]

17. Chess 1724 (released 1959)
Ooh Wee [23/1 on Volume 2] b/w Clouds In My Heart [7/2 on Volume 2]

18. Chess 1758 (released 1960)
Love Affair [13/1 on Volume 3] b/w Look What You've Done [15/2 on Volume 2]

ALBUMS:
1. "Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy"
Chess LP 1444 (released January 1960 in Mono)

Side 1:
Tell Me Baby [16/1]
Southbound Train [9/1]
When I Get To Thinking [17/1]
Just A Dream (On My Mind) [10/1]
Double Trouble [18/1]
Side 2:
I Feel So Good [11/1]
I Done Got Wise [15/1] [aka "Baby, I Done Got Wise"]
Mopper's Blues [6/1]
Lonesome Road Blues [5/1]
Hey, Hey [12/1]

2. "Muddy Waters At Newport"
Chess LP 1449 (released December 1960 in Mono, 2001 expanded CD remaster)

Side 1:
I Got My Brand On You (Live) [1/2]
I'm Your Hoochie Koochie Man (Live) [2/2] [aka "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man"]
Baby, Please Don't Go (Live) [3/2]
Soon Forgotten (Live) [4/2]
Tiger In Your Tank (Live) [5/2] [aka "(I Wanna Put A) Tiger In Your Tank"]
Side 2:
I Feel So Good (Live) [6/2]
Got My Mojo Working (Live) [7/2]
Got My Mojo Working, Part 2 (Live) [8/2]
Goodbye Newport Blues (Live) [9/2]
[Note: "Goodbye Newport Blues" features OTIS SPANN on Lead Vocals and Piano]

The 2001 CD bonus tracks on MCA/Chess CD 088 112 515-2 [Mono Studio Tracks] are:
I Got My Brand On You [26/1] (Previously Unreleased - 1st issued here)
Soon Forgotten [24/1] (1st issued "One More Mile - Chess Collectables" 2CD set from 1994)
Tiger In Your Tank [23/1] (Chess 7" single 1765 A)
Meanest Woman [25/1] (Chess 7" single 1765 B)

3. "They Call Me Muddy Waters"
(Compilation LP released December 1970 in the USA on Chess CH-1553)
Crawlin' Kingsnake [4/1]

4. "Rare And Unissued"
(Compilation LP released 1984 in the USA on Chess CH-9180)
[mistakenly credited in booklet as Chess LP 2057]
Deep Down In My Heart [22/1]

5. "The Chess Box"
(Major retrospective 6LP (CH6-80002) and 3CD Box Set (CHD3-80002) released October 1989)
Blues Before Sunrise [2/1]

6. "You Shook Me - The Chess Masters Vol. 3, 1958-1963"
Hip-O Select/Geffen/Chess/Universal B10017581-02 (released December 2012)
Real Love [10/2] (Previously Unreleased In The USA)
Down By The Deep Blue Sea [14/2] (Previously Unreleased In The USA)
Sweet Black Angel (aka Black Angel Blues (Instrumental) [20/2] (Previously Unreleased)
Brown Skin Woman [22/2] (Previously Unreleased In The USA)

The 3-way card digipak has a textured feel and is a lot less elaborate than its Volume 2 predecessor (book form 2CD set). And while the 28-page booklet has pretty colour photos and July 2012 liner notes by MARY KATHERINE ALDIN - it feels way too slight for such an important release and artist of this stature. Having said that the set's been compiled by great names like ANDY McKAIE and remastered/restored by one of Universal's top engineers - ERICK LABSON - a man with well over 1,100 tape transfer credits to his name (inlcuding most of the huge Chess Records catalogue). It sounds wonderful - clean, full of presence and not too trebled for the sake of it.

As you can see from the Discography provided above - musically you get two whole albums worth - a raft of non-album single sides - and the many straggler tracks issued since the Sixties on albums and CD retrospectives down through the decades. Muddy's band reads like a who's who of Blues luminaries - Little Walter on incenduary Harmonica, Otis Spann his long-time piano-playing sidekick, Jimmy Rogers provided tasty Guitar, the legendary Willie Dixon on Upright Bass and many more... And of the 4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED tracks surfacing here - "Sweet Black Angel" and "Brown Skin Woman" are the best.

I can only hope Hip-O Select up the packaging and presentation for Volume 4 - if ever a master of the genre deserved it - then Morgan McKinleyfield is that Mojo man...

HIP-O SELECT CD compilations for MUDDY WATERS to date (2014):
1. "Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection"
(June 2000 USA 2CD Set on Hip-O Select/Chess CHD-112301)
(Volume 1 - covers 1947 to 1952 on the Aristocrat and Chess labels)

2. "Hoochie Coochie Man - The Complete Chess Masters Volume 2, 1952-1958"
(December 2004 USA 2CD BOOK PACK on Hip-O Select/Chess B0002758-02)

3. "You Shook Me - The Chess Masters Vol. 3, 1958-1963"
(December 2012 USA 2CD set on Hip-O Select/Geffen/Chess/Universal B10017581-02)
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Classic Blues from an American Legend 2 July 2013
By Don - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a huge Muddy Waters fan and music on this release is 100% classic Muddy blues . Even though I already had everything that available from him on cd I just had to get this . The remastering is outstanding . It's especially nice to hear the entire "Muddy sings Big Bill Broonzy" remastered in it's entirety instead of a few songs that have been on recent greatest hits / best of comps. My only complaint is a minor one . I feel with the history of Muddy Waters the liner notes could have been a little more in depth . But as far as the music , not one complaint . It's 2 cd's filled with awesome Muddy Waters.
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