Folk Singer

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
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April 1, 1964 / Release Date
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CheapandLethal
90
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EMR
85
A superb collection of acoustic blues from one of the greatest myths of the delta blues, Muddy Waters. Aside from being a visionary guitarist, Muddy had this tremendous, incredibly poignant voice that led his songs to a transcendental, otherworldly plane. On Folk Singer, he and his band take in a much more laid-back approach to the Chicago-blues that made him such a standout act in the 60s. The recording quality is absolutely great up until this day, and the set of long-winded songs is highly ... read more
zaxapitsa
86
First 3 songs have such tension it feels like the record is gonna burst.
Hypnoglitz
90
The acoustics of the recording space match Muddy's voice soooooo well. Stripped back music at its best!
itsyahboinoah
93
An absolute gem in the heyday of deltra blues in the early 60s. Muddy water wrapped up best collection of one of the best acoustic slide guitar work i heard. Muddy Water is up there with acts such as Son House and Nina simone of being a trailblazer in the blues genre. A highlight of this record is muddy's vocals himself. His vocals express a conviction of every tracks that is not only smooth but shows a sense of yearning. If you love old-school blues than this is a must.
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