"Muddy Waters was the single most important artist to emerge in post-war American blues. A peerless singer, a gifted songwriter, an able guitarist, and leader of one of the strongest bands in the genre."
Mark Deming from Allmusic.com
"I first heard him as a little boy, and it scared me to death."
The Rolling Stones named themselves after Muddy Waters' 1950 song "Rollin' Stone."
The King of the Electric Blues.
Pioneer of "jump blues" and a blues guitar legend.
Jazz music moves off the dance floor.
The blues plugs in.
The biggest musical phenomenon of the 20th-century.
Rich vocal harmonies combined with teen romance.