These recordings were never released on CD until now that the producer Alan Douglas has chosen to save them from oblivion, as well as the painting by Mati Klarwein, reproduced on the cover which has never been published before either. With Otis Spann on piano, Luther Johnson on guitar, Mojo Buford on harmonica, the producer knew what he was dealing with: serious clients who know what they were all about in terms of blues.
They had the repertoire down to an art, which they practiced on the road and delivered a husky and rustic version, with the whole crew to cook up their blues. Owing to his contractual obligations, Muddy Waters couldn’t sing, but he did not deprive himself of supplying the backing guitars, and laying down a few solos. “Mud in your ear!”
Luther "Snake" Johnson: guitar, vocals / Mojo Buford: harmonica, vocals / Otis Spann: piano
Sammy Langhorn: guitar / Francis Clay: drums / Muddy Waters: guitar
• Amazing psychedelic and striking artwork by Mati Klarwein
• Published on CD (with digital remastering) for the first time ever
• Considered the "father of modern Chicago blues," Muddy was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the 1960s