Muddy Waters – The London Sessions – Gatefold Edition

Muddy Waters – The London Sessions – Gatefold Edition

Out on September 30th, 2022.

Limited gatefold edition of 180-gram Virgin Vinyl

Released in 1972, The London Muddy Waters Sessions was a follow-up to 1971 ‘s The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions, constituting two of the earliest supersession blues albums. Both brought together the cream of the crop of the UK rock scene in order to back a Blues master. In this case, the master revered is Muddy Waters, who traveled to London at the behest of Chess Records to combine his American blues style with the likes of Rory Gallagher, Georgie Fame (credited as “George Fortune”), Steve Winwood, and Mitch Mitchell (from the Jimi Hendrix Experience), among others. This team effort won a Grammy Award, which marked the second in Waters’extended career.

TRACKLIST

Side A
1. Blind Man Blues
2. Key To The Highway
3. Young Fashioned Ways
4. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
5. Who’s Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I’m Gone

Side B
1. Walkin’ Blues
2. I’m Ready
3. Sad Sad Day
4. I Don’t Know Why

Credits
Muddy Waters – Vocals and Slide Guitar
Sam Lawhorn – Guitar
Rory Gallagher – Guitar
Carey Bell Harrington – Harmonica
Rick Grech – Bass
Steve Winwood – Piano or Organ (Side 1 Tracks-2 & 4, Side 2-Track 3)
Georgie Fortune – Piano or Organ
Mitch Mitchell – Drums
Herbie Lovelle – Drums (Side 1-Track 1, Side 2-Tracks 2 & 4)
Rosetta Hightower – Vocal (Side 1-Track 1)
Ernie Royal – Trumpet
Joe Newman – Trumpet
Garnett Brown – Trombone
Seldon Powell – Tenor Saxophone

Originally released in 1972 on Chess Records.