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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blues classic,
As my fellow reviewer makes clear, this is a bargain-priced overview of Muddy's development at Chess records. Given the huge amount of tracks (c 50) in this anthology, it's easy to track the development in style and technique across even lesser known numbers, and changing band compositions. This is strong, driving blues with an insistent and hypnotic rhythm; not for consumption all at the one time perhaps, but as a great blues resource to be dipped into at leisure, all at a ridiculously inexpensive price. An essential blues purchase.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Famous Bluesman Of All,
This is a 2 cd set of original best recordings by Muddy Waters, spanning 25 years from 1947 to 1972, and is an excellent example of why collections should be in chronological order of recording, which this set virtually is. You can hear how MW's recordings have developed over the years - for example most of his early recordings feature only guitar and bass, but as years go by harmonica, drums, piano, and sometimes even another guitar are added. Going by the recording dates shown in the track listing, only 2 tracks are not in order, and then only by months. (Track 4 on disc 2 should appear 2 tracks earlier, and track 5 on disc 2 should appear 3 tracks later.)
The track listing in the excellent 16 page booklet also names the musicians: this reads like a "Who's Who" and includes Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Spann, and Little Walter!
Muddy Waters himself, under his real name McKinley Morganfield, wrote 31 of the 50 songs on this cd set.
These are of course all Chess recordings, and it was Muddy Waters who, in 1955, helped Chuck Berry join Chess.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST COMPILATION TO GET,
THIS IS THE BEST COLLECTION TO GET IF YOU WANT A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF MUDDY WATERS
MUSIC IT IS ALL IN CHRONILOGICAL ORDER WITH DATES AND FULL PERSONELL
ALL I CAN SAY IS BUY IT.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Music,
Bought this as part of my "expanding my music collection backwards in time" project. Fantastic. From basic blues up through the 50's Rythm & Blues band music. Worth every penny.
5.0 out of 5 stars Muddy's Greatest Hits.,
This CD has all of his greatest sons plus quite a few not so well known songs. If your a fan of American Blues then this is for you.
4.0 out of 5 stars Contains all the best songs,
Has all the best known songs by Muddy Waters. A very good collection although some of the tracks are very similar to each other. But I bought it for about 8 or 9 tracks.
4.0 out of 5 stars muddy complete,
This review is from: The Anthology (MP3 Download)
Muddy complete Waters, Mckinley Morganfield's contribution to the musical world. Contains several classics.Just cannot be bettered. from mean red spider to I'm Ready
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar,
A veritable who's who of postwar blues. When you look at the list of musicians (e.g. Walter Jacobs,Buddy Guy,Fred Below and Otis Spann) contributing to the tracks on these cds it should be no surprise that its good. 'Honey Bee', Mannish Boy', 'Rollin Stone',I'm Ready and my personal favourite harp track 'Standin Around Cryin' are just a few of the delights on offer. With Muddy pulling the strings -and occaissionally plucking them - the result is one the greatest collections in blues history.
5.0 out of 5 stars A real classic,
This anthology contains some of Muddy's best tracks and for the price it is very hard to beat. Each song is well chosen and the music is truly impressive. If you want a good overview of a blues legend then this is a great buy.
I'd also recommend Electric Mud, which is my favourite album of his.
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious Mud,
I wanted to get a decent compilation of MW as I'm a novice when it comes to buying Blues.I went for this. Great value for what seems to me to be a great collection of his songs.
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