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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Muddy Waters Anniversary

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of an amazing blues legend, one that I was influenced by early in my life when I was exploring musical tastes. His songs, still timeless, are played throughout bars, clubs and arena to this day and have become standards in blues music, but also jazz, rock and other genres. Invertebrates everywhere salute you Here is an excerpt from Blues Legacy:


Remembering Muddy Waters 1915 – 1983

The Classic Studio T label and Blues Legacy would also like to take the opportunity of commemorating the life and music of the legendary Blues artist Muddy Waters who passed on this day (April 30th) 25 years ago.

As many of you know, British trombonist Chris Barber introduced Muddy Waters to UK audiences in 1958.The outcome of the tour with The Chris Barber Band was nothing short of a magnificent milestone in history.The recordings recently discovered by The Blues Legacy are now available on The Blues Lost & Found – Volume 2 album and it is possible to find out more details and purchase online via: http://www.blueslegacy.net/

If you wanted to just hear a few Muddy Waters tracks for free, simply check out our My Space page: www.myspace.com/blueslegacylabel

Muddy Waters was a huge inspiration for musicians in the British scene and is known as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Not only did the tour with Chris Barber enhance Muddy’s reputation in Europe, but in turn, reawakened an interest in the blues from the other side of the Atlantic. Arguably, it was this visit to British shores, with Muddy on electric guitar, which led to the phenomenal rise of the blues explosion. We salute you Muddy!
I am sure he would want each one of us to honor his memory by getting our mojo working!



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