Muddy Waters
At Newport 1960 =180g=

  1 x LP   180grs     

( 1960 ) - 2015 EU reissue on 180g LP-The cover photograph of Muddy Waters holding John Lee Hooker's guitar gave the impression that he was at a folk festival rather than the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. However, the record revealed the King of Chic

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Release date: 29-07-2015(originally released in 1960)
 
2015 EU reissue on 180g LP-The cover photograph of Muddy Waters holding John Lee Hooker's guitar gave the impression that he was at a folk festival rather than the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. However, the record revealed the King of Chicago blues at his very best, shouting his music above the discordant wail of a band that included Otis Spann, James Cotton, Pat Hare, and Francis Clay. Film of the event shows a sharply dressed Waters shimmying and jiving around the stage with the energy of a man half his age. Some of that atmosphere is apparent on the record, in a program that includes "Hoochie Coochie Man," Big Bill Broonzy's "I Feel So Good," then-recent singles "I Got My Brand on You" and "Soon Forgotten," and a massive "Got My Mojo Working." The set ends in poignant mood with the announcement of the end of the festival and Otis Spann's improvised "Goodbye Newport Blues." 
 
Tracks:
A1 I Got My Brand On You  
A2 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man  
A3 Baby, Please Don't Go  
A4 Soon Forgotten  
A5 Tiger In Your Tank
 
B1 I Feel So Good  
B2 Got My Mojo Working  
B3 Got My Mojo Working, Part 2  
B4 Goodbye Newport Blues
 

Great musical events are often born of both positive and negative energies clashing with one another. And so it was at the Newport Festival in 1960, which had already been rocked by violent tumults even before it started. The allures of commerce raised its ugly head; the Mingus Band wanted their share and named a fee that the organizers were not willing to fulfill. The echo came quickly: Charles Mingus and Max Roach organized their own festival in the near-by Cliff Walk Manor Hotel, and the “Newport Rebels” were born. Tempers escalated during the Saturday night concert and commotion broke out when masses of drunken teenagers got into a fight with the security personnel. Newport was on the brink of disaster.
 
In the midst of this explosive atmosphere, and standing on the (quite literally) rotten planks of the festival stage, Muddy Waters performed songs which captured his audience’s ears and heart, and called attention to his unique Chicago blues. For many white people, this night was the very first time that they heard and saw a live performance by a black band. Numbers such as "I Got My Brand On You," "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Tiger In Your Tank" are just as legendary as the members of the band, first and foremost James Cotton with his mouthorgan and Otis Spann on the piano, who is also to be heard as a vocalist on "Goodbye Newport Blues." About half-an-hour of highly concentrated, honest and passionate songs, just pure and unadulterated Muddy Waters blues.
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33rpm
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1960
This release: 2014
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