More Real Folk Blues (Muddy Waters album)

More Real Folk Blues is an album compiling singles recorded by blues musician Muddy Waters between 1948 and 1953 that was released by the Chess label in 1967.[1][2][3]

More Real Folk Blues
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 1967
RecordedNovember 1948 - January 1953
StudioChicago, IL
GenreBlues
Length34:43
LabelChess
LP 1511
ProducerMarshall Chess
Muddy Waters chronology
Muddy, Brass & the Blues
(1966)
More Real Folk Blues
(1967)
Super Blues
(1967)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]

AllMusic reviewer Cub Koda stated "The companion volume to the first Waters entry in the Real Folk Blues series is even more down-home than the first. Featuring another brace of early Chess sides from 1948-1952, this release features some essential tracks ... this is a fine budget package that Muddy (and lovers of early Chicago blues) fans certainly shouldn't overlook".[4] PopMatters Marshall Bowden noted "More Real Folk Blues contains music from a much more compact period of Waters' career, 1948-1952 ... with most of the tracks featuring Waters and the bassist Ernest "Big" Crawford, sometimes with the addition of harmonica. Also interesting is the fact that despite the "folk blues" sound of these recordings, all of the tracks were actually written by Waters himself ... There is no question that one is in the presence of a blues master when listening to these recordings".[5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions credited to McKinley Morganfield

  1. "Sad Letter" – 3:02
  2. "You're Gonna Need My Help I Said" – 3:07
  3. "Sittin' Here and Drinkin'" – 2:35
  4. "Down South Blues" – 2:54
  5. "Train Fare Home" – 2:47
  6. "Kind Hearted Woman" – 2:37
  7. "Appealing Blues" – 2:50
  8. "Early Morning Blues" – 3:09
  9. "Too Young to Know" – 3:13
  10. "She's Alright" – 2:31
  11. "Landlady" – 2:38
  12. "Honey Bee" – 3:20
  • Recorded in Chicago, IL in November 1948 (tracks 3-6), June 1950 (tracks 1, 2, 7 & 8), January 23, 1951 (tracks 9 & 12) and December 1952 or January 1953 (tracks 10 & 11).

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Both Sides Now: Chess Album Discography, Part 1 - LP-1425 to LPS-1553 accessed August 27, 2019
  2. ^ Wirz' American Music: Muddy Waters Discography accessed August 27, 2019
  3. ^ Wight, P. & Rothwell, F. The Complete Muddy Waters Discography accessed August 27, 2019
  4. ^ a b Koda, Cub. Muddy Waters: More Real Folk Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Bowden, M. PopMatters: Muddy Waters: The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues, accessed September 16, 2019