Muddy Waters Accomplishments

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Music absorbs us, devours us, and makes us love every rhythm in its path. Music consumes us, changes us, and create better opportunities for us. That is why I feel that I am going to sequentially introduce the most talented, legendary, Delta Blues musician; Muddy Waters to you. I am going to give you an overview of his life, his accomplishments, and how he has overcome the obstacles in his life in order to have a tremendous impact on the music industry and the genre of Blues.

The Start
First and foremost, Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield, on April 4, 1915. It is said that researchers have documents that pinpoint Muddy’s birth year to be around 1913 or 1914. Some resources will state that Muddy Water’s was born in Jug’s Corner, a small …show more content…

This talk traveled all the way back to the White folk such as Alan Lomax, John Lomax, and John Work. This allowed Muddy to record his first two records, “Country Blues” and “I Be’s Troubled”. These records were recorded for the Library of Congress in search of local blues talent. Muddy took this as a golden opportunity to show his talent. The white folks were so impressed that Muddy, received compensation, which was only twenty dollars, and his copies of his records this really made him consider making a profession of being a musician. Muddy than went on to continue making music with Lomax.
In 1943, Muddy had made a drastic decision to relocate to Chicago, Illinois to follow his dreams of being a musician. He struggled to make his dreams come true by working at a paper plant doing the day and at night trying to get notice in local clubs, house parties, and bars. Muddy then switched up his style by getting an electric guitar to help with his music projection in noisy clubs. This also added a new powerful sound to his music by turning his music into another type of sound that no one was use too. This sound later became known as the Chicago …show more content…

This marked his final live appearance in the fall of 1981. Muddy Waters than started to die silently due to heart failure at his home in Westmont Illinois. He went home to the lord on April 30, 1983. After Muddy’s passing, Chicago and Westmont named streets after him to honor how great he was. Muddy was also placed on stamps to pay homage to him and he also appeared as a character in a film named, “Cadillac Records” in 2008. Muddy Waters also became known as the creator of the “Chicago Blues” genre. Also, in 1987, Muddy waters was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five years later, Muddy Waters had received a Grammy for the Lifetime Achievement

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