Muddy Waters – At Newport Jazz Festival, 1960 (2021)

Muddy Waters - At Newport Jazz Festival, 1960 (2021)
Artist: Muddy Waters
Album: At Newport Jazz Festival, 1960
Label: RevOla
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. I Got My Brand On You (Remastered) (04:50)
02. (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (Remastered) (02:57)
03. Baby, Please Don’t Go (Remastered) (03:04)
04. Soon Forgotten (Remastered) (04:17)
05. Tiger In Your Tank (Remastered) (04:32)
06. I Feel So Good (Remastered) (03:01)
07. I’ve Got My Mojo Working (Remastered) (04:27)
08. I’ve Got My Mojo Working, Part 2 (Remastered) (02:55)
09. Goodbye Newport Blues (Remastered) (04:53)


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.”
Rovi Staff

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