Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Birthday, Muddy Waters!

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor: "It's the birthday of blues great 'Muddy Waters' (McKinley Morganfield), born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi (1915), who taught himself to play harmonica and guitar. He played in various bands in bars on the south side of Chicago, and in 1950, he made the first recording for Chess Records, a tune called 'Rolling Stone.' He later became famous for songs like 'Hoochie-Koochie Man' and 'Got My Mojo Working.'"

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