What can be said about this man that hasn’t already been written? Grammy winner and Rock Hall of Fame Inductee Muddy Waters (aka McKinley Morganfield) came to Chicago in 1943 from Clarksdale, Mississippi, and was one of the driving forces that shaped the revolutionary musical genre known as the Blues. Waters himself matter-of-factly summed up his importance by stating “I think I’m responsible for Chicago Blues. I think I’m the man that set Chicago up for the real blues.”
Waters transitioned from acoustic to electric guitars and pioneered the use of the four-piece band that is now considered commonplace among rock and blues bands. His gritty, soulful vocals, his use of electric slide guitar and above all his dynamic musicality and musicianship inspired generations of players from Eric Clapton to Keith Richards to Otis Rush and many others. In this great 1960′s video, Waters performs his classic “Got My Mojo Workin’“ Red Hot!