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Fathers And Sons

Muddy Waters

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The resurgence of Chicago-based blues in the mid- to late 1960s came with an entirely new breed of icons to bear the torch. Among them was the decidedly electric Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Joining Muddy Waters (guitar/vocals) and Otis Spann (piano) on the aptly titled Fathers and Sons are three Butterfield Blues Band alumni: Michael Bloomfield (guitar), Sam Lay (drums), and leader Paul Butterfield (guitar). Further augmenting the personnel is Booker T. & the MG's Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums) -- who cameos during the live "Got My Mojo Workin'" finale. This all-star cast helps reclaim some of Waters' fire, which had been summarily doused on his previous outing Electric Mud -- a tasteless pseudo-psychedelic disaster. The poorly executed scheme had been designed to introduce Waters' music to a younger and mostly white audience. In essence, Fathers and Sons is able to accomplish with musical integrity what Electric Mud couldn't through gimmickry. Additionally, the incorporation of the younger generation of bluesmen solidified Waters' stature as one of the pre-eminent forces in Chicago blues to a decidedly fresh and underdeveloped audience. The LP is split between studio sides cut on April 21-23 and a half-hour live set. This performance, during the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, was documented on the evening following the final day of studio recording. The event was held at Auditorium Theater in (where else?) Chicago. Simplifying the process is Fathers and Sons set list, which consists exclusively of vintage Waters material. "Mean Disposition" and "Standin' Round Cryin'" drip with Bloomfield and Butterfield's nasty languid electric funk, and feature Waters' determined and energized vocals. On the uptempo blues/rockers "Walking Thru the Park" and "Sugar Sweet," the nimble and lyrical guitar passages meld the distance between Waters and the electric blues of Cream and Led Zeppelin. Without question, the highlight of Fathers and Sons is the live performances that are incessantly fueled by the explosive nature of the musicians on-stage as well as the audience. "Long Distance Call" and the two-part "Got My Mojo Working" are the finest pieces on the album. They likewise rate among the most complementary marriages of Chicago R&B with rock & roll. Of Muddy Waters' later recordings, it certainly got no better than the summit meeting heard on Fathers and Sons. Fans of Waters' true and natural showmanship, as well as enthusiasts of blues-based rock & roll, will find plenty to revisit.
© Lindsay Planer /TiVo

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1
All Aboard
00:02:52

WILLIE DIXON, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Little Walter, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - James Cotton, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Rogers, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Leonard Chess, Producer - Phil Chess, Producer - Pat Hare, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Francis Clay, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Mean Disposition
00:05:41

Muddy Waters, MainArtist - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Blow Wind Blow
00:03:37

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bass Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Muddy Waters, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Lay, Drums, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Butterfield, Harmonica, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Otis Spann, Piano, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Bloomfield, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Can't Lose What You Never Had
00:03:05

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bass Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Muddy Waters, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sam Lay, Drums, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Butterfield, Harmonica, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Otis Spann, Piano, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Bloomfield, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Walkin' Thru The Park (1969 Version)
00:03:21

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bass Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Muddy Waters, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Lay, Drums, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Butterfield, Harmonica, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Otis Spann, Piano, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Bloomfield, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Forty Days And Forty Nights
00:03:07

Bernard Roth, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Standin' Round Cryin'
00:04:04

Muddy Waters, MainArtist - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
I'm Ready (1969 Version)
00:03:37

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bass Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - WILLIE DIXON, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Lay, Drums, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Butterfield, Harmonica, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JAMES MOORE, ComposerLyricist - Otis Spann, Piano, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Bloomfield, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Twenty Four Hours
00:04:47

Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Eddie Boyd, ComposerLyricist - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Sugar Sweet (1969 Version)
00:02:18

Muddy Waters, MainArtist - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Country Boy
00:03:19

Muddy Waters, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
I Love The Life I Live (I Live The Life I Love)
00:02:44

WILLIE DIXON, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Oh Yeah
00:03:37

WILLIE DIXON, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
I Feel So Good
00:03:00

Muddy Waters, MainArtist - William Lee Conley Broonzy, ComposerLyricist - Ron Malo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Long Distance Call (Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree, 1969)
00:06:37

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bass Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Muddy Waters, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Lay, Drums, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Butterfield, Harmonica, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Otis Spann, Piano, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Bloomfield, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Dayron, Producer - Reice Hamel, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Baby Please Don't Go (Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree / 1969)
00:03:03

Muddy Waters, MainArtist - McKinley Morganfield, ComposerLyricist - Norman Dayron, Producer - Reice Hamel, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Honey Bee (Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree / 1969)
00:03:56

Muddy Waters, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Norman Dayron, Producer - Reice Hamel, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
The Same Thing (Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree / 1969)
00:05:59

WILLIE DIXON, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Norman Dayron, Producer - Reice Hamel, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Got My Mojo Working (Pt. 1 / Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree / 1969)
00:03:23

Preston Foster, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Norman Dayron, Producer - Reice Hamel, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Got My Mojo Working (Pt. 2 / Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree / 1969)
00:05:11

Preston Foster, ComposerLyricist - Muddy Waters, MainArtist - Norman Dayron, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

The resurgence of Chicago-based blues in the mid- to late 1960s came with an entirely new breed of icons to bear the torch. Among them was the decidedly electric Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Joining Muddy Waters (guitar/vocals) and Otis Spann (piano) on the aptly titled Fathers and Sons are three Butterfield Blues Band alumni: Michael Bloomfield (guitar), Sam Lay (drums), and leader Paul Butterfield (guitar). Further augmenting the personnel is Booker T. & the MG's Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums) -- who cameos during the live "Got My Mojo Workin'" finale. This all-star cast helps reclaim some of Waters' fire, which had been summarily doused on his previous outing Electric Mud -- a tasteless pseudo-psychedelic disaster. The poorly executed scheme had been designed to introduce Waters' music to a younger and mostly white audience. In essence, Fathers and Sons is able to accomplish with musical integrity what Electric Mud couldn't through gimmickry. Additionally, the incorporation of the younger generation of bluesmen solidified Waters' stature as one of the pre-eminent forces in Chicago blues to a decidedly fresh and underdeveloped audience. The LP is split between studio sides cut on April 21-23 and a half-hour live set. This performance, during the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, was documented on the evening following the final day of studio recording. The event was held at Auditorium Theater in (where else?) Chicago. Simplifying the process is Fathers and Sons set list, which consists exclusively of vintage Waters material. "Mean Disposition" and "Standin' Round Cryin'" drip with Bloomfield and Butterfield's nasty languid electric funk, and feature Waters' determined and energized vocals. On the uptempo blues/rockers "Walking Thru the Park" and "Sugar Sweet," the nimble and lyrical guitar passages meld the distance between Waters and the electric blues of Cream and Led Zeppelin. Without question, the highlight of Fathers and Sons is the live performances that are incessantly fueled by the explosive nature of the musicians on-stage as well as the audience. "Long Distance Call" and the two-part "Got My Mojo Working" are the finest pieces on the album. They likewise rate among the most complementary marriages of Chicago R&B with rock & roll. Of Muddy Waters' later recordings, it certainly got no better than the summit meeting heard on Fathers and Sons. Fans of Waters' true and natural showmanship, as well as enthusiasts of blues-based rock & roll, will find plenty to revisit.
© Lindsay Planer /TiVo

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