Muddy Waters Research Paper

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Muddy waters, or McKinley Morganfield son of Ollie Morganfield and Bertha Jones was a well-known Blues Musician, guitarist born in Issaquena County, Mississippi. Waters father was a farmer who played the blues guitar and his mother sadly died when McKinley was only three years old. Upon his mother’s death McKinley was sent to live with his grandmother Delia Jones in Clarksdale, Mississippi. While living in Clarksdale with his grandmother, McKinley enjoyed playing in the mud it was then he was dubbed Muddy Waters.

When Waters was five years old his grandmother gifted him a Harmonica, it was with the harmonica that his exceptional career in Mississippi blues music began. Muddy waters acquired his first guitar at the age of seventeen, Waters

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