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Hard Again

Muddy Waters

1977

Hard Again

Album Summary

Hard Again is a studio album by American blues singer Muddy Waters. Released on January 10, 1977, it was the first of his albums produced by Johnny Winter. Hard Again was Waters's first album on Blue Sky Records after leaving Chess Records and was well received by critics.

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Rating

3.62

Votes

5438

Genres

  • Blues
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Sat Feb 13 2021
5

I had the privilege of seeing Muddy Waters open for Johnny Winter When waters was touring his comeback record Hard Again; considered one of the best blues albums of all time. James Cotton on harmonica, Pinetop Perkins on piano, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith on drums and Winter on guitar. Johnny Winter repays his dues by revitalizing the greatest blues artist in history with an extraordinary LP. I bought it after the show, and I still listen to it. Perfection.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

I don't know how you can listen to this and not love it. Every second of this album is gold.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

Great to see the name Muddy Waters not referring to the hedge fund. I was wondering why they edited out the crowd noise and was surprised to find it wasn’t live. Crosseyed Cat is my fave on this LP. As the penultimate track it clearly shows there is no filler. “Can’t be Satisfied” is insane. After a steel guitar solo, the broken coke bottle typically gives way to the guitar pick to take the rhythm. Not here though; the steel keeps rolling . Q: What song on this LP did the Stones played at the El Mocambo w Maggie T watching? A: Track1

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Empezó bailando pero luego se durmió.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

A fantastically bluesy and soulful album with some of the greatest guitar playing of all time.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Loved this. Listened to it twice more over the weekend.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Absolute beast of an album. Quintessential, essential, cornerstone work from one of the most important artists in American music. The man is a legend and this album is legendary.

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Tue Jan 12 2021
4

Damn that slide guitar

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Mon Oct 19 2020
4

Real blues untouched by pop music done by a master with Johnny Winter allowing Waters to do what he does best, no restrictions. What more can I say?

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

I'm not usually a blues guy, but this album brings such incredible energy. It's undeniable. The production is also great, every instrument feels like it's at just the right level. You can hear each part without any of them standing out too much 4/5

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

who put all these white boys in my blues album

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

I'm glad that Mr. Waters is able to get it up again. He must be pumped full of viagra.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

Viagra blues

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Fri Nov 19 2021
2

as much of a cunt as it makes me sound, i prefer his earlier stuff. this is all a bit polished and formulaic - yes i know the blues by its very nature is formulaic - but this is that type of blues that i slag off clapton for where its lost its soul.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
1

More like shitty waters.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

BLUES

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

Great album, all the playing is on point and muddys being muddy. Mannish boy might be the greatest opening track of all time

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

Nothing like the sound of someone else's suffering to cheer you up. This was a really good time.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Muddy Waters is a reliable provider of sexual Congress.

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Sat May 22 2021
5

Really fantastic.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Now this is truly ROCK & ROLL.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

Excelente servicio. De los géneros que no escucho mucho, pero que me emocionan genuinamente. Disfrutable de inicio a fin. Mis favoritas: "Mannish Boy", claaaro, "I Want To Be Loved #2" y una con un gran título "The Blues Had A Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll". 10/10

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

I’ve never listened to Muddy and I really enjoyed this album. It reminded me of my ship days, chillin in a booth at the BB King Blues Club with a cocktail. Just sitting back and listening to the jam.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

Gran energía, pesadón, una vibrita badass. Me gustó, sí. Desde mi mínimo conocimiento para apreciar el blues, me pareció deleitable todo el disco. Además de la famosísima canción inicial, mis favoritas fueron I want to be loved #2 y I can't be satisfied que tiene una ondita bastante diferente al resto de los tracks. Mood: I want to be loved #3

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Thought this album was really fun and playful.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Amazing. song one gave me goosebumps.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

Top notch shit.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

Loved every minute of it!

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

I could listen to this all day long. I think I will buy it. Hopefully mofi did a version. So very, very good

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

bomba! al primo oh yeah di mannish boy capisci quanto ce l'ha hard il vecchio Muddy. l'armonica zozza di James Cotton quanto è groovy?

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

If there is one quintessential blues album, this might be it.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

Amazing solos, smooth production Muddy Waters' iconic voice combine for a great blues album. (huehue hard again)

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Mon May 10 2021
5

One of the most influential blues musicians. Interesting instrumentals, soulful vocal performance. Sounds exactly what I'd expect blues to sound like. Does get a bit repetetive, but that's just blues I guess. I don't listen to blues a lot, so taking that into account this album is a nice 5/5.

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Sun May 30 2021
5

Muddy waters. Not much to say here. Classic, pure blues.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

Can't believe how much I love this for a country album. Amazing lyricism, great voice, solid understated guitar work. I'm going to need to pick this up on wax.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

Such good stuff. There is such passion and honesty in the blues and this just drives from the opening note. Unapologetic and timeless greatness.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

The King of the Blues and the most important Blues album of all time. I can't quantify that and the Blues had been around for decades at this point, but to breathe a heavy gust back into the genre in 1977 can not be understated.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

4th August 2021 Listened in my first trip to the FT offices! Perfection.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

Sounds like where the blues were born. I like the whole of it. The riffs are classic - Mannish Boy and Bus Driver riffs have become synonymous with what the blues sound like. And there's a dive bar sensibility to this album with the "crowd" chiming in here and there. The lyrics are minimal, but convey the mood perfectly in between the numerous blues breakdowns, which are the focal point of the record. I Want to Be Loved Again - Simple, real, and another classic bluesy feeling. Jealous Hearted Man - I've now heard a lot of records about women leaving men, men not being good and begging for women to come back, etc., and it has almost never worked better than it does in this album. I Can't Be Satisfied - Just when I was about to say how the one complaint I could make about this album is that the rhythm and style at this point is starting to run together, here comes I Can't Be Satisfied. This song is a perfect placement in the album. A different style, cleaner, smaller, more technical, and awesome. What if the Blues Got Pregnant and they named the baby rock and roll - A return to the classic blues riff, but this time with more observational substance. Another classic. What a talent! Deep Down in Florida - I love how this album moves. No song overstays. I am always ready for what's next. Crosseyed Cat - A new take on the "lost by baby song, and I loved it." I mean - where does he come up with this stuff? Little Girl - Sounds like Bus Driver, but a variation. Easy to groove to, and again - simple but genuine blues. And those breakdown sections are sweet. Could have been the last track, easy. Walking Thru the Park - Interesting choice to make this the closer. It works too though! Great album!

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

I love blues classics and this is top tier! Muddy Waters was one of the best there was, the opening track still kills.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

Favoriete nummers: - Mannish Boy - The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Love these authentic blues guitar licks and harmonicas. Muddy may also have the best voice for the blues. Was interesting to learn that Johnny Winter produced.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

that album was awesome, it had a lot of different blues elements I really loved. 9/10

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

i couldn't tell you why, but i enjoyed this one more than the other muddy waters album on this list. in case this escapes anyone's notice...damn, he's good.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

So good. The Blues are my happy place. As good and as relevant today as it was in 1977.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
5

What a powerhouse of a record. One of my favorites from this project so far. Best track: All of them? Let's go with Crosseyed Cat

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Sun Oct 24 2021
5

Amazing blues album.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

awesome

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

Loved it. Nice find

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

Class album

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Sun Nov 21 2021
5

Wow. Amazing.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Chicago Blues at its rockin' and stompin' finest. I know the blues is a vast and deep ocean from which nearly all Western tonal music comes, and I totally get how easily music in the boundless "blues" genre can disappear into that unfathomably huge ocean, but when it's done like this, it's all good. I often caught myself tapping my foot and bobbing my head as the tracks grooved on. The whole album moves, and all the players are superb -- and whoa, man, Pinetop Perkins on the piano, holy smokes! Reminds us that the blues didn't emerge as a musical style so very long ago as a means to bring others down, but as a process to sing and play it out to feel better.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
5

Super Stuff from Muddy... "Mannish Boy" a classic blues call here but what is not to like on this. I will be adding it to my collection for sure.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
5

Hard nosed Chicago Blues, from a master of the form, with a great band that swings!

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

Really enjoyable 4.7

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Sat Dec 25 2021
5

Now this is some good quality listening. My ears have recovered from yesterday and they are smiling at some of the smoothest blues. Would listen again!

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Sat Dec 25 2021
5

Absolutely loved it.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
5

Балдеж.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
5

1977, p377, 2021-01-04: Spotify. Excellent blues album, single LP

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

Just recently (and this project helped) I've been really getting into guitar-driven blues and Muddy Waters is right up my alley (and on some of the playlists I've been listening to). Great album, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't exactly good for my productivity at work though.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

SLAPS

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

They don‘t make them like that anymore. Music from a different time, place, planet. 🎸👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Great artist, great album. Must hear if you're a blues lover. But really one everyone should listen. Starts off with THE definitive blues track and goes on from there.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

Loved this, archetypal bluesy and soulful album.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

So much feeling and soul in this album. I loved it. Made me really appreciate Muddy Waters as an artist and songwriter.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

G00D BL00ZE

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

Classic blues. Great album all the way through.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
5

Thumping blues record full of grit and dirt. Waters has bucketloads of charisma and the band are just the finest musicians assembled (the harmonica here becomes a stunning solo instrument). A cold stone classic.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Amazing energy top to bottom. Mannish boy is a great opening track. That is a charismatic album.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Better experienced with some whisky. Hell yeah, some nice blues.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Awesome

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Blues of the highest quality, there's is not much else to say. Favorite tracks: * Mannish Boy * The Blues Had An Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll * Crosseyed Cat

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Holy cow this album is heavy. That harmonica rips. If I'm in a metal mood I would quicker throw this on than Metallica or sabbath. Favorite tracks: cross-eyed cat, down in Florida, walk-in thru the park

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

okay

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Sat Mar 12 2022
5

Great blues album

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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

It's hard to come up with a better example of Chicago Blues or of a band just jamming and having fun. This album was produced by Johnny Winter who also gets credited for miscellaneous screams as an instrument. The energy is high with most songs sounding like they were recorded live. A lot of high points throughout but James Cotton's harmonica, OMG. I admit to not being a harmonica historian but this is the best and most devastating use of that instrument that I've heard. I'd say he pretty much steals the show but there are so many great moments. This is Muddy's first album for Blue Sky Records after dropping Chess Records. "Mannish Boy" starts the show and is one of the most famous and best blues song that I know of with memorable uses in "Risky Business" and The Band's " The Last Waltz". Winter's screams and Cotton's harmonica make this 1955 re-recording a highlight of any album and an absolute stunner of a song. There are two other Muddy re-recordings "I Want to be Loved" and " I Can't Be Satisfied." Not to be outdone, the guitars absolutely sing on "Bus Driver", an absolute jam with Cotton's harmonica. The bus driver stole his woman; as if that alone is not a great subject for a blues song. The only song which I've heard elsewhere more than once is "The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll, Part 2" which features great guitars from Muddy, Bob Margolin and probably Johnny Winters. Every song is great here, pretty much a highlight. If I didn't know blues and had to pick one album to get, this album might be it.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
5

03/26/2022 Another great weekend morning and evening album. No skips.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
5

Incredible classic blues album. Will never get tired of it.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Fantastic blues album. I don't listen to a lot of blues, so this is a great intro to the genre!

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Tue Apr 19 2022
5

Офигенный альбом, однозначно 5+. Блюз великолепен :)

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Thu Apr 21 2022
5

All time great. Every song is amazing.

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Mon May 23 2022
5

Some great songs

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

An excellent album

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Tue Jun 21 2022
5

Real classic need to buy

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

This is straight blues the way it should be. The songs are riffs here are iconic. The recording is impeccable, and the energy is fantastic. Absolute classic. Fav tracks: Mannish Boy, I Can't Be Satisfied, Deep Down In Florida

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

Oh Yeah. Fave tracks: Mannish Boy, Bus Driver, I Can't Be Satisfied, The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

An excellent blues rock adventure into the howling sounds.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

Good Blues is something you get lost in, and this album was no exception. Dogged driving riffs combined with Muddy's performance make for a fantastic 45 minutes.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

It can be hard to take blues and make it sound fun, engaging, and interesting through the whole album without the standards getting a bit tiring. Muddy Waters just gets behind the mic and says "Try me."

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

massa o sonzão, blues das antiga

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

An amazing achievement for someone in their 60s. This album is polished and full of catchy riffs. The guitar solos are purposeful and hold interest.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Great Chicago blues

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

If someone asked me what is blues music, I'd give them this album. I could listen to this all day, and all night.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

Fantastic blues album with great guitar playing

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

I know this album. I mean, I really know this album. Every single track. Because they are all amazing. This is a great start to the morning thank you @1001_albums_gen I think I'll be walking to work to prolong my journey today 😍 Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Johnny Winter (with 'miscellaneous screams'). Pure pure joy

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Sat Aug 27 2022
5

Just great blues

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Great sound, sounds like they had fun recording.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

This is exactly how the blues should be.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

TIL that Muddy Waters' given name is McKinley Morganfield. Huh! Difficult to put aside my deeply ingrained feelings for this music enough to give it an objective listen. I was shocked to discover that it was recorded in 1977 and not 1950. I don't know how to critique this. Every track puts my entire nervous system in sympathetic resonance (this is a good thing). I'm going to put it on again.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Awesome!

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

I love blues music. However, I do have to admit that most blues songs, from any blues musician, all use the same three chords, key, and chord progression. It does tend to make it all blend together into one long song.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Just exactly what blues should be. Frantic, convivial, frenetic fun.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Loved it

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Raw from the the floor blues that hits just right with every track

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Mon Nov 14 2022
5

Really enjoyable music!

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Mon Nov 28 2022
5

Exactly what I'd expect from Muddy Waters. I won't listen to this often, but it's a vibe.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

5 stars!! It's like it was recorded live and yet it sounds so so good. The only shame is that other blues greats weren't given a polished, late-career, album-era recording as good as this. So incredibly grateful that we do have this. And that a 60-year-old Waters and co. could serve up some classics and some new cuts with as much tenacity as they ever did. And that Johnny Winter was able to give it the proper album treatment so that it might just live forever. As lively as it ever was. Like you're right there in the room. Makes me smile and shake my booty all the time.

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Thu Sep 24 2020
4

Good album, a lot of familiar blues melodies

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

Loved it classic

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Good blues

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Very interesting to listen to this right after that jazz album. Similar improvisation, but so much more energy.

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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

Great album. Nice to go back to it.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Some classic blues that reminds me of the movie Adventures in Babysitting lol

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Some blues, baby! There's something very organic about the sound of this album's production that makes for a very different listening experience to the others. Blues is not my favourite genre, but this is the best of it I've heard thus far.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

This is music I need to hear live. 3.5

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

Mannish boy is so powerful - an absolutely timeless song (albeit slighty problematic - but is it ironic? This version seems to imply so). Some blistering recordings here!

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Good British rock. It sounds a bit old school for the 80's, but I'm not complaining.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

Might be overrating it, because apparently three songs are re-recordings, but I thought this was great.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Heerlijke blues, beter wordt het niet. Goed weg te luisteren.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

I just like it. I just like this album. I just like this style of music. Can’t really elaborate, it’s just *good*.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Wow.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Love the blues. Love the album.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Bluesy as fuck, sick album.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Muddy is so hard, and he wants you to know it.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

A great surprise from a blues album. Mannish Boy is probably the strongest track, and the background yells throughout are a highlight. 7/10 at least, Muddy Waters is a legend

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Gut Blues

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

Classic Blues album

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

love me some blues

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

What a weird experience. I love Muddy Waters, but the version I like is the one who recorded with the brawling, hardass 'Headcutter' band on all those wonderful Chess Record sides. This is actually a very good blues record, but it just misses that dusting of magic that you got with Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers et al on sideman duty. Still, you get Pinetop Perkins on piano!

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

„Hard Again“ und mächtig Druck auf der Düse. Blues Jackie loves Blues ! Devoted 3.7

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

7

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Damn that opening track is a stunner, the production on this is so loose and great, it reminds me a lot of D’Angelo’s Black Messiah—another comeback album that’s loose and hard and a pared back career revitalization

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Interesting to hear the origin of samples I’ve heard for years

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Muy buen disco, puras raíces del Blues. La mayor pega es que se hace bastante repetitivo

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Hadn't realised this was recorded late in his career (and life). You can hear in the recording how relaxed and fun the sessions were. Great stuff.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Great album. Really enjoyed the blues.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Very easy to have had this album on repeat whilst I got depressed about football. Never would’ve listened to this without this AOTD shizzle.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Lovely stuff.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Fan of Muddy, and really enjoyed this one. Always like a good blues album, and Muddy is one of the best.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Just finished listening to the Muddy Waters album. I enjoyed it. Sure, it’s a bit samey. But the band sound like they’re having fun pretty much jamming live together in the studio. The drumming on “Mannish Boy” is great, too.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Great stuff. Close to a 5 but have given out too many of late

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

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Sun Apr 04 2021
4

Oh that voice, it melts my soul. These songs live in the ether, in some kind of collective memory that we all know. So familiar the sound has become a cliche, but nobody does it quite like Muddy Waters.. It's all just beautiful, and sounds like it just happened organically, like he picked up a guitar and this album just happened. It's a wonderful force of nature we all have in us.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Manish Man!

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Absolutely slaps. Very happy to tick off another artist on my masterlist of "artists mentioned in the extended version of the sopranos theme" playlist

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Great Blues album - very raw

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Pretty cool

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

These songs sound great but sadly (like most blues) it’s just too repetitive to be something I’d listen to all the time. If you’re in the mood for the blues though I can’t imagine it gets much better than this. 3.5 but I’ll round up to 4.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Classic Muddy blues

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Fri May 07 2021
4

It's sultry. Its definitely a blues album that taps the emotions. 8/10

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Love the sound, and I understand it has influenced rock and roll in more ways than we can imagine. I just wish it wasn't as homogeneous throughout the entire album.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

- a great album that i did not know the words to but i knew the tunes to!! - muddy waters has a beeeeuuutiful voice - down and dirty and this is amazing !!! would listen to again - honestly an experience - likes: all but little girl (maybe) - few out of 5!

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

First song was a corker. Despite the rest having far fewer plays they were all still great.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

- punchy drums and punchier delivery. - surprised with the variety and consistently high quality of blues - One or two filler tracks - misc screams are the real MVP

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Its the blues. You like it or you don't.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

made me want to sit in new oleans and drink moonshine

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

Iconic style and riffs. Sometimes a little too repetitive. But I understand why many artists have copied.(7/10) Favourite Tracks: Mannish Boy

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

The endless blues made with perfection. Today I‘m not in the mood, but maybe tomorrow. ;) definitely annoying in the wrong mood, but if you wanna learn the classic riffs with the right vibe you can‘t go wrong.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

Blues de antaño

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

I don't necessarily like the Blues, but I absolutely love this album. It's probably because nobody did the Blues like Muddy Waters. No one else has ever come particularly close. Deserves to be on this list for "Manish Boy" alone. This thing just slaps. The only issue I have, and this is really just nitpicking, is that none of the other 9 songs compare to the magic and joy of Manish Boy. But you could say that about almost any song.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

Muddy is maybe the best blues vocalist ever. He’s also a solid blues guitarist, and he leans on one, the other, or both in really smart ways throughout this album. He does a good job of leaning in the band (especially the harp player who is phenomenal) and not “sealing the show” - it’s a real nice balance. It’s also perfectly imperfect- if that makes sense. It’s good sloppy blues. I loved hearing them BS with each other after most of the tracks.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

Crunchy, raucous blues. Muddy is just having a great time cutting these tracks, being a little raunchy, and soloing through each track with a downright nasty tone.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

Great!

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Well recorded heavy electric blues. Typical Muddy.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

An immediate must purchase after about 10 minutes of listening. Muddy at his upbeat best. Glorious.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

In here are some of the rawest and rolling-over-me-est blues I've heard. Muddy exercises his control over the throttle, though. I appreciate the resulting variety but wish the recording was more consistently live. Nevertheless, this takes the form to some pretty magnificent places.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

Much to enjoy in this bluesy mayhem

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

So much fun. I'm not cool enough to like this album. Harmonica is too high in the mix if he's going to wail on that one E/G trill for most of the whole album, but otherwise I could listen to this 10x. 100x if in person. Muddy Waters has the best voice for blues.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

Classic. Was great for a snowy day.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Seminal album.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Great Blues album felt like I was in a southern bbq restaurant. More background noise for me during the listen. However Mannish boy slaps. THERES SOMETHING IN THE WATERRRRRRR

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Bad to the bone copied this. A bit raw, I liked it generally Transported back to the 70s

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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

Ckaswic

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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

good album. dont know much blues stuff

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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

6/10

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Mostly known songs...still classic Muddy is capital c CLASSIC

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

This is pure music. I liked it very much. After all the songs, I think that it is a little bit repetitive, but it's so awesome that even this drawback is something good!

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

It's not for every day, but I like it

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Nice easy listening album with great instrumentals

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

The man who invented electricity! Can’t go wrong with Muddy. Good length and smooth sound. I always loved this blues.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Good live performances. Legend.

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Sat Nov 20 2021
4

I like it, it's not a genre I've listened to a whole lot before

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Sat Nov 20 2021
4

Good Blues

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Sun Nov 21 2021
4

Pretty good.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

This genre is so good. Why isn't it played more?

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Actually enjoyed this. Listened to most of it.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

Solid, no skips

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

I think this is the first pure blues album I've gotten after more than 300 albums - surprising. This is great, although I'm more of a fan of John Lee Hooker type blues - more of the gritty, raw style. But Muddy Waters is obviously an exceptional blues man. 4 stars.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Blueeesss

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

Blues is not really my favourite genre but these were total bangers

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Solid blues album but not perfect. Emotion comes through.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

I like this. Feels very classic and bluesy.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

"She used to get a ride in the daytime now she gets a ride in the night" Looolz!! Singing about your wife cheating with the bus driver, going to Florida, a cross-eyed cat it doesn't really matter. If you got troubles, 12 bars and three chords you can build any kind of song you want. Throw in some blazing guitar, harmonica, and piano solos and jam the f*ck out!

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

These blues didn't make me blue

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Growing up my cousin was obsessed with guitar and played in many bands, mostly blues. He introduced me to the blues and I’ve enjoyed the genre ever since. With a fairly basic structure, blues music can sound the same. However, the blues are best distinguished by unique layers on top of the basic base. Mannish Boy starts the album off with a bang. I especially love Johnny Winter screaming out in the background. It’s obvious the band has played together a lot. They are seasoned and tight. The guitars, the piano, and the harmonica all offer engaging layers on the basic blues sound. I’ll be coming back to this album again.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

I don't know blues much more than I know jazz. But this album stood out much more than the jazz album we got a few days earlier. I still don't really know how Muddy Waters compares to other blues artists. But I can say that I really enjoyed this album, and would gladly listen to it again.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

awesome start to the day! will defo be listening again

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Jazzy

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

love it!

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Ufff, jedino bolje blato je bilo pokraj školskog.

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