Analogue Productions - CAPB 1483 SA - SACD Hybrid Stereo
Mastered By Kevin Gray - Two Bonus Tracks - Limited Edition
Hybrid SACD Plays On Normal CD Players
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music
Everything about this SACD is perfect. The production quality, the music, the lyrics. Certainly a must-have in your SACD collection. AV Reveiw
. Making music together bring this recording to life as never before. It's by far the best sounding and most engaging version yet... analog lovers will be in hog heaven." — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound,
Muddy Waters' legendary 1964 Chess release Folk Singer is hands down the most deliberated 'true audiophile' blues recording in existence. With fine support from Buddy Guy on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon at the upright and contributions from drummer Clifton James, it's not surprising, and the fact that Folk Singer was Waters' only acoustic album just adds to its significance in the blues canon. Ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time.'
Folk Singer represents a departure from the electric 'urban' blues sound that Muddy Waters pioneered. This all-acoustic collection of recordings illustrates his deep-rooted rural blues influences, reminiscent of the sides he made nearly twenty-five years prior in Mississippi. This release features McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) on vocals and guitar, supported by a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, blues legend Willie Dixon on upright bass and Clifton James on occasional drums.
This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.
"Worried that the folk-music fad was luring listeners away from the blues, Chess Records directed Waters to record with acoustic instruments. These sessions — by Waters, Willie Dixon and a young Buddy Guy — went astonishingly well, and this pioneering "unplugged" set is beloved by blues and folk fans alike." -
Yet at the same time, the sound is sweet, liquid and free of harshness and edge.
The dynamics are mind-boggling
the amount of inner detail released is simply astonishing...the sound is sweet, liquid and free of harshness and edge. The dynamics are mind-boggling. When Muddy takes it up ten notches to emphasize a point it's positively explosive Michael Fremer, .
.. Making music together bring this recording to life as never before. It's by far the best sounding and most engaging version yet... analog lovers will be in hog heaven." — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound,
Muddy Waters Folk Singer
• Mastered by Kevin Gray!- • Includes Two Extra Tracks!
• Stereo SACD • This Hybrid SACD is playable on ALL CD Players!
Muddy Waters, vocals, guitar
Buddy Guy, guitar
Willie Dixon, bass
Clifton James, drums
1. My Home Is in the Delta
2. Long Distance
3. My Captain
4. Good Morning School Girl
5. You Gonna Need My Help
6. Cold Weather Blues
7. Big Leg Woman
8. Country Boy
9. Feel Like Going Home
10. The Same Thing
11. You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
Recorded September 1963 at Ter Mar Recording Studios.