It's hard to talk about Muddy Waters without resorting to superlatives. While the songs on Real Folk Blues can be described as standard blues--and over the years, many of them became blues standards--Muddy Waters simply did them the best. Maybe it's that there's never a note out of place, yet Muddy makes it sound easy; or maybe it's that baritone voice. Or maybe it's the magical pairing of Muddy the player and Willie Dixon the songwriter, which produced "Mannish Boy," "Walking Blues," "Same Thing," and more. Whatever it is, it's on this album--blues music so real you can taste it. --Genevieve Williams
Screaming' And Cryin'
Just To Be With You
Walkin' Thru The Park
The Same Thing
Gypsy Woman [feat. Sunnyland Slim]
Rollin' And Tumblin'
Forty Days And Forty Nights
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (Gold Vinyl)
Shovels & Rope - Busted Jukebox Vol. 3
Peach Pit - Being So Normal
Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God (Ltd. Ed. Pink/White Vinyl)