Muddy Waters – Live At Rockpalast

MUDDY WATERS – Live At Rockpalast

In store as 2CD/2DVD Set and on Vinyl January 26, 2018

On January 26, 2018, MIG Music starts the new year with a sensational Rockpalast recording of blues heavyweight Muddy Waters. In December 1978, at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, the “Hoochie Coochie Man” was still at the height of his creative power. Nobody would have foreseen that only five years after, he would meet his maker. On that evening McKinley Morganfield, so his real name, made once again clear why so many rock stars saw him as the father of modern blues. His mighty vocals and his splendid style on stage fascinated the audience. Muddy’s guitar playing on the Fender Telecaster especially comes into full effect with his typical slow blues solos – and seldom had Muddy such a hot sound as in this TV recording of the WDR. The song selection of the evening consisted of several of his biggest hits, but also of less performed titles.

Muddy Waters had a great ear for talent and accordingly nearly always an excellent backing band. But the band accompanying him from 1974 to 1980 that you hear on the DVD was one of the very best: the pianist Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, bass player Calvin Jones, the two guitarists Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and Bob Margolin, and harmonica player Jerry Portnoy. Permanent touring turned this crew into a well-oiled machine supporting their charismatic leader in the best way.

As a bonus the box set contains a recording of the Muddy Waters Tribute Band during a Rockpalast Open Air at the Loreley in summer 1996, where all the still living (and healthy) members of Muddy’s old band came together, each of them sang a couple of songs. Except “Gone To Main Street” where The Band’s Levon Helm takes over the microphone as guest vocalist. The band had always had a special relationship with Muddy Waters who had also made a memorable and exceptional guest appearance in their film “The Last Waltz”.

muddy waters Live At Rockpalast

Format: 2-CD + 2-DVD, Box set
Running Time CD : CD1: 58:50 CD2: 67:55
Running Time DVD : DVD 1: approx. 61 min DVD2: approx. 72 min
Also available as 2-LP gatefold

Label: Mig Music
Release date: 26 January 2018

Track Listings

Tracklisting CD/DVD:

DVD 1/ CD 1: 10. Dezember 1978 , Westfalenhalle Dortmund

01. Intro (01:11)
02. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) (03:23)
03. Soon Forgotten (St. Louis Jimmy) (04:42)
04. Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams) (03:53)
05. They Call Me Muddy Waters (Muddy Waters) (08:04)
06. Walkin’ Thru The Park (Muddy Waters) (03:28)
07. Country Boy [All Night Long] (Muddy Waters) (05:07)
08. Kansas City (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) (07:13)
09. Caledonia (Fleecie Moore) (04:56)
10. Everything Gonna Be Alright (Little Walter) (03:22)
11. Mannish Boy (Muddy Waters, Mel London, Bo Diddley) (06:26)
12. Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster) (02:40)
13. Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson) (04:25)

DVD 2/ CD 2: June 23, 1996 Open Air Festival Loreley

01. Clouds In My Heart (Muddy Waters) (04:34)
02. Walkin’ Thru The Park (Muddy Waters) (04:03)
03. You Can’t Loose What You Ain’t Had (Muddy Waters) (04:46)
04. You Don’t Have To Go (Matcher James Reed) (04:50)
05. Honey Bee (Muddy Waters) (04:50)
06. Everything Gonna Be Alright (Little Walter) (05:19)
07. Laundromat Blues (Sandy Jones Jr) (06:30)
08. I’m Ready (Willie Dixon) (05:15)
09. If the Washing Don’t Get You, The Rinsing Will (Homer Banks, James Cross, Allen Jones) (04:05)
10. Hard Hard Way (Willie Smith, Anthony Melio) (03:32)
11. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) (05:36)
12. Gone To Main Street [feat. Levon Helm](Muddy Waters) (04:03)
13. Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster) (04:30)
14. Mannish Boy (Muddy Waters, Mel London, Bo Diddley) (06:02)

Tracklisting Vinyl:
10. Dezember 1978, Westfalenhalle Dortmund

SIDE A
01. Intro (01:11)
02. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) (03:23)
03. Soon Forgotten (St. Louis Jimmy) (04:42)
04. Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams) (03:53)
05. They Call Me Muddy Waters (Muddy Waters) (08:04)
Total Side A: 21:13

SIDE B
06. Walkin’ Thru The Park (Muddy Waters) (03:28)
07. Country Boy [All Night Long] (Muddy Waters) (05:07)
08. Kansas City (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) (07:13)
09. Caledonia (Fleecie Moore) (04:56)
Total Side B: 20:40

SIDE C
10. Everything Gonna Be Alright (Little Walter) (03:22)
11. Mannish Boy (Muddy Waters, Mel London, Bo Diddley) (06:26)
12. Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster) (02:40)
13. Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson) (04:25)
Total Side C: 16:53

SIDE D
14. You Can’t Loose What You Ain’t Had (Muddy Waters) (04:46)
15. You Don’t Have To Go (Matcher James Reed) (04:50)
16. Honey Bee (Muddy Waters) (04:50)
17. Everything Gonna Be Alright (Little Walter) (05:19)
Total Side D: 19:45

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