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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Sail On
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TEG 74004CD TEG 74004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2014

"Starting his career in his native Mississippi, Muddy Waters played country blues on acoustic guitar. He was recorded by Alan Lomax in '41 and again in '42, an experience that some say led Waters to more diligently pursue a career as a full time professional musician. In 1943 he relocated to Chicago, where Big Bill Broonzy helped establish Waters with opening slots on his shows in some of the city's most rowdy clubs. The sheer noise level of the rambunctious audiences in these venues gave Muddy's uncle, Joe Buck, an idea. In 1945 Buck presented Muddy Waters with his first electric guitar in an effort to allow Waters to be heard above the crowd. But with more than sheer volume, Waters was now taking the blues in a new and exciting direction. Waters' first greatest hits collection was pulled together by Chess as The Best of Muddy Waters in 1957, designed to appeal to American blues fans of the era. By the late 1960s it was clear that Waters had also had such a heavy influence on the younger rock performers (and audiences) of the day that Chess pulled together a resequenced version of that material called Sail On. All the best of Waters' Chess sides are included with the end result being a collection of material that's the perfect starting point for discovering one of the most consequential blues artists that's ever been."