I prefer the Muddy Waters
At Newport 1960 is a live album by Muddy Waters recorded during his performance at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3, 1960. With his longtime backup band, Muddy Waters plays a mix of his older popular tunes and some newer compositions. Chess Records released the album in the United States on November 15, 1960. At Newport 1960 is sometimes referred to as the first live blues album and has received critical acclaim. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 348 on its list of "500 Greatest Albums of all Time". Along with the songs on The Best of Muddy Waters (1958), the album was an important influence on the emerging younger white blues scenes in the U.S. and U.K.
I prefer the Muddy Waters
now this is blues. clapton can fuck off.
Live albums that end with "At Newport" are guaranteed to be an artist's best. Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and now Muddy Waters. Waters is obviously a mainstay of blues, and I'd say there isn't nearly enough blues on this list, but I'm glad they chose this one. Blues is a pretty simple genre, so you need to bring as much personality in order to make it shine. Waters had personality in spades. He has full command over the audience, with his naturally compelling voice and excellent guitar skills. The whole set is great, but "Got My Mojo Working" is the clear highlight, followed by part 2 and then the excellent closer "Goodbye Newport Blues". This one is a bonafide classic.
This album is credited with introducing Chicago-style blues to a white audience and influencing the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, and more. Its footprint is so massive that it can't be overstated, and it's easy to see why. Waters starts with some blues standards and slowly turns up the heat until the crowd is going nuts. He plays his penultimate song twice, reportedly exhausting himself to the point that Otis Spann had to sing the final number. It's an expert balance of frenetic energy and casual blues musicianship. Just incredible. Best track: I've Got My Mojo Working - Pt. 2
Fun fast and influential Blues delivered with plenty of mojo. Stellar drums guitar and harp throughout. Got my brand in you, I feel so good, got my mojo working
Love to see Muddy Waters on the list, a true blues legend. Very obviously the progenitor of the blues-rock style that launched copycat acts like the Stones, Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin to their early success. To quote Chance the Rapper: "I got the Chicago blues. We invented rock before the Stones got through." The "we" in that lyric refers to Muddy Waters. I'm not too bothered by this being a live album, considering that a lot of Muddy's best work preceded the album format entirely. I do wish we had certain hits on here like "Rolling Stone" and "Mannish Boy," but these are still great selections. He's got such a fantastic voice for this kind of music, and all the musicians kill it, especially the harmonica, shout out to James Cotton. Really dug this one. Favorite tracks: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Meanest Woman, Soon Forgotten, Goodbye Newport Blues. Album art: A simple picture of Muddy Waters, likely taken at the show. It's a great shot though, great color contrast. You can tell he means business. 4/5
Loved this collection of classic blues performed live. I was personally surprised at how good the recording was for it being from 1960. Stellar guitar, great harmonica, the twiddling of a piano, Muddy's distinctive howl, it all works wonderfully.
This album is the culmination and the reason music exists. It’s so raw and pure. We all owe much credit to Muddy Waters and his contemporaries for this earliest version of rock and roll.
Brilliant, despite it being a series of fairly straight blues performances this sounds fantastic. Blues being so formulaic at times, often it's a case of not what one plays, but how one does it; and Waters oozes charisma. Big boy music, played with authority and panache. Makes a lot of what we listen to sound quite juvenile, don't it?
Uptempo blues muziek. Hier kan ik niet blijven op stilzitten!
A rip roaring album that showcases how damn good Muddy Waters was. It’s got grit, it’s got amazing solos hell it even boogies and I don’t know what else you’d want from a blues album.
As a guitarist who discovered the blues early on, I recognize this album;s role in bringing the blues to a wider US and UK audience in the early '60s. Muddy Water's influence on artists such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and countless others cannot be overstated. His was the definitive statement of the Chicago Blues (by way of Mississippi). His music is buoyant, joyous, and super accessible.
Classic blues. Fun voice and sound effects.
When I get blues albums on this list, I always find that I tend to enjoy them, despite the fact that I don't think of myself as much of a blues guy. This sounds like it would have been a really fun concert, and reading about the historical context was interesting as well 4/5
The album that inspired a generation of white British musicians to sound like poor versions of this album.
This may be more a criticism of early blues (or blues in general), but a lot of these tunes sound so similar. I know that's just me being uneducated and unfamiliar with the nuance of solos and lyrical stylings, but I can't quite get into it.
Blues classic from a real OG
Like he wrote the twelve bar structure himself. So good
I really liked it. Added to my favorites.
Great lives blues album. Interesting backstory behind how this one eventually ended up happening. Need to listn to more blues after this one. John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf are next on my list.
Submerge me in a big hot bath of Muddy Waters. I drink up this music. Bloody love it.
Classic blues. What's not to like
Absolute blues masterpieces performed in an incredible atmosphere 4.6
A jazz és blues ősatyja, karcos gitár, ahog, kell. Cserna mellé tökéletes volt.
Muddy being muddy
un delicia de álbum caray
Stellar! An absolute legend, phenomenal audio quality.
Muddy waters is probably the king of live music
Holy lord. There may be nothing more pure.
El otro día me cortaron el pelo mientras veía un video en concierto de Ariana Grande. En mute. Lo que sonaba era un video de youtube con baladas románticas. Así que sonaba, ponle tú, Hacer el Amor con Otro mientras la italoamericana Grande hacia muecas y rictus de sufrimiento junto con sus bailarines. Creo que hay camino que puede ser trazado sin pedos entre Muddy Waters y Ariana Grande. He ahí un gran libro. En fin, Ariana Grande me deprime más que los bombardeos "israelíes" sobre Palestina.
Loved it! So classic
Good live blues-sound. Includes many of Muddy Waters essentials like Hoochie Coochie Man and Got My Mojo Working. A must for any fan of the Chicago Blues
Great start for the list. Really good, a classical blues album.
One of the greatest blues players showing you why. Album lives up to any hype it could receive with a true performer on display.
This is great blues in a gorgeous live setting. I wish I could have been at this set. This is really really good. You can hear people screaming and getting down. 5 stars.
The founder of the Chicago school of blues. His charisma is felt through his songs. Very exciting and sensual, so far this is the highest score
Feels like the definition of Blues
Absolute dopamine hitter. Chased all the anxiety out of my body.
Without Muddy Waters, there is no British Invasion....or any rock music that's worth listening to.
This was killer! great find, would be a great thing to play in the kitchen while cooking dinner or something. Pleased with this one for sure.
This is a great blues album. The sound is just amazing!
Nostalgic blues album hit me just at the right time.
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29th November 2021 Listened throughout the day while at home home. My jam.
Fantastic live set, would've loved the chance to see Muddy play in-person.
Really an enjoyable album. Soulful and smooth.
I have that one at home, Muddy is great!
And here it is one of the finest Blues artists. Every song is a banger music to dance and to listen. We all know Blues music gave birth to pretty much everything we listen to but it's also amazing music in it's own right and Muddy waters is the master. The piano the brass the vocals all of it sublime.
Blues pretty much as good as gets. All the standards are on here. It's impossible to underestimate how important artists like Muddy Waters were in the development of rock and roll, especially in Britain.
Блюз как он есть, включил услышал в 60е в Ньюпорте вышел.
The argument I have seen online is that the blues has a limited vocabulary. Yes, the blues can be somewhat... limited. But performed by a master, like Waters, the blues will always sound like a lot more. Hard to believe that this is from 60 years ago. The recording sounds pretty good for that long ago. I would have liked a bigger instrumentation, but it's live. So... what can you expect? Amazing guitar work by Muddy Waters here. Without stuff by him, most rock would have not existed.
Never really listened to blues, but this just changed my mind about it
Dude, Muddy Waters is an icon. Newport is iconic. Muddy Waters at Newport is iconic.
New to me, but I love this old style blues music. Something that would fit the mood at any moment.
Ahh, that was a fun listen. Certainly understand why it's made the list! Love a bit of funky harmonica. These songs are really jams, at the end of the day. Relaxing, fun, bluesy. All among my favorite moods. What I love about this album is that it meets you where you are. If you're in a good mood it's toe-tapping, and if you're not, it's mellow. Somehow, amazingly, it occupies both spaces at once very effectively. The sound is so polished it's hard to believe it's even a live album. Amazing. Fave track: I Feel So Good.
Still holds up.
Lovely lovely lovely blues album. Always knew his name, but didn't realize how much I enjoy his music. Toes the line between big band and blues, getting some real big Louisiana sound out of tracks like 'I Feel So Good' / 'Got My Mojo Working' and then settling into a more somber mood for 'I Got My Brand On You' and 'Goodbye Newport Blues'.
Solid album. I will definitely keep this in my rotation.
A timeless classic.
I wanna listen to this. Added to my spotify
10/10, Muddy Waters is the best I really enjoyed Hard Again when I got that album, and this one doesn’t disappoint either he just makes blues so much fun (not that the blues need any help, of course)
A classic live blues album, first heard this 35years ago, and it still brings me out in goosebumps.
12 bar blues is one of my favourite genres and though a bit tame by todays standards, this is the stuff - and standards is the right word.
I only knew Muddy Waters as the guy who brought us "You Need Love", the blues song that became a foundation for Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". And boy how ignorant I was in Muddy Waters's impact in the world of blues. Not a big fan of live albums, but I think this one captured the energy of blues and Waters's irresistible grooves and charisma. A gem in the top of the godfather of all modern music.
It's Muddy. Give the man 5 stars.
For lovers of Chicago Blues, it doesn't get much better than this.
Okay yeah, this is the good stuff. Incredible blues. A
Classic Chicago blues. Love it. Also during this set (but not on this album) he brought out some famous swing dancers (check out youtube). This is what I want in a live blues album. Top form from one of the all time greats.
Amazing album. Loving this site
Sounds like home. Great album. Classic
Fantastic. The love concert album done right.
Fantastic live album
If you like Blues (and I do) this album is amazing. Not much more needs to be said.
Muddy Waters was my introduction to Blues when I first heard Mannish Boy, and he defines blues to me. Imagine being in the audience to hear this performance being recorded. Nothing can match the growl, howl, and beat of Waters' vocals and guitar. Brand, Hoochie Coochie, Mojo Working,... all great tunes. The only song that doesn't connect for me is Tiger in your Tank, although because it's a take on a gasoline ad popular at the time, it gets a bonus mark.
One of the most influential artists of 60's this and the Folk Singer album highlight the reason why. This potentially could be the greatest blues album of all time.
Amazing blues forgot how good he is
Rating: 9/10 Best songs: I got my brand on you, I’m your hoochie coochie man, Tiger in your tank, Feel so good, I’ve got my mojo working
SUCH AN AMAZING ALBUM. Muddy Waters is a fantastic vocalist and guitar player and every song is just perfection. I love the sense of fun and the unrestrained masculinity (mojo!). One of my all time faves, everything this man touched was gold in my book. 5/5
Classic blues as it is. The essential of it, I would say) And a good live vibe is here as well.
Beautiful. Muddy Waters is, and always will be, an absolute treasure.
I started listening to this immediately after watching a terrible documentary about a cult that committed sexual abuse and branding of women. Bad timing. Off to a bad bad start with that first song. I also have not had a lot of interest in the blues in my past, so this isn’t promising… Fortunately I enjoyed the non-branding-related songs on this album very much! Lots of energy, great blues playing, and except for that first track (which then repeated near the end - UGH), which I will excuse but never enjoy. I was surprisingly into this! Really great!
Nice to wallow in the Muddy Waters today. Appreciate hearing it from the source.
I have never listened to a Muddy Waters album. Wasn’t sure I would be into it, but I was. Good times!!