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muddy waters is a singer

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  • Muddy Waters
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  • McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 — April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
  • Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield on April 4, 1915, in Issaquena County, Mississippi. Waters grew up immersed in the Delta blues, and was first recorded by archivist Alan Lomax. In 1943, he moved to Chicago and began playing in clubs.
  • Muddy is important for many reasons including his incredibly strong and passionate vocal delivery and searing slide guitar tone. But the two biggest reasons being he was the one generally regarded as the Blues man responsible for taking the Delta Blues of the sharecroppers and moving it to Chicago and performing it with electric guitars and a full band. Before that it was mostly Delta blues musicians playing alone on an acoustic guitar or Dobro. This innovation is credited as the foundation of the Chicago blues style.
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