Muddy Waters – Where’s My Woman Been

Muddy Waters – Where’s My Woman Been

Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield on April 04 in 1913 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He grew up in Clarksdale, on Stovall’s Plantation, listening to the music of Robert Johnson and Son House, his idol.

He moved to Chicago in 1943 and although it was not until 1947 that his recording career took off in earnest, he and his band, changed music forever, forging the template for what would become known as “Chicago Blues”

From his breakthrough hit ‘I Can’t Be Satisfied’ b/w ‘I Feel Like Going Home’ in 1948 Waters maintained his popularity with his core audience and in the 1960’s was embraced by the emerging white artists and their fans, reaching a wider audience than most of his peers. Muddy’s almost thirty-year tenure with Chess Records came to a close in 1975 but within a year, he was signed to a new label and added a fitting capstone to his recorded legacy working with Johnny Winter.

This track was recorded in Chicago in the Summer 1949 – it was released in January of 1950, as the B-side of ‘Screamin’ and Cryin’’ which completely overshadowed it –
Backing Waters in the studio on this song are Johnny Jones: piano / Baby Face Leroy Foster: guitar, bass drum & hi-hat.

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