Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Working - Rare Performances 1968-1978 (1999)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This music documentary contains footage of never before seen performances by the legendary Muddy Waters. The father of the modern electric blues band, Muddy Waters (1915-1983) migrated from Mississippi to Chicago, where he started performing his style of Delta urban blues that changed forever the blues idiom. He influenced generations of blues and rock musicians, from Junior Wells to the Rolling Stones. The performances featured in this film come directly from German archival broadcast masters of three separate tours Waters made over a decade, when he was still a powerful force in the urban blues sound. The audio and visual quality is excellent. Featured artists include many of the blues master's best loved sidemen: Pinetop Perkins, Little Walter, Otis Spann, Paul Oscher, and Jerry Portnoy. Some Muddy Waters classics, like "Caledonia," "Everything Gonna Be Alright," "Blow Wind Blow," "Honey Bee," and "They Call Me Muddy Waters" are performed, and of course, "Got My Mojo Working," which gives the film its title.



blues-music, concert-footage, Delta-Blues, guitar, highlights, musician