Synopsis by Mark Deming
If Muddy Waters wasn't the greatest artist of post-war electric blues, it's hard to say who else would have been; combing a powerful musical ferocity with a voice that could be sensual, sorrowful, or boastful at will, Waters was a masterful showman, a superb songwriters, and featured only the finest musicians in his band. Muddy Waters: In Concert - 1971 features Waters and his group playing a set of classic tunes in a show recorded during a West Coast tour when both the leader and his sidemen were at the top of their game. Selections include "Mannish Boy," "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Crawlin' Kingsnake," "Got My Mojo Working," "Long Distance Call," and more.
blues-music, concert, guitar