McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, MS where he learned to play guitar in the regional style emulating local legends Son House and Robert Johnson. In 1941 and 1942 Muddy made his first recordings for Alan Lomax (Library of Congress) who came to Stovall to record various country blues musicians.
These first recordings gave Muddy the confidence to move north to Chicago with the hopes of becoming a full time musician. He purchased his first electric guitar in 1944 and in only a few short years not only achieved his goal but became a major star recording hits like “I Can’t Be Satisfied”, “I Feel Like Going Home”, “I Got My Mojo Working,” “I Just Want to Make Love To You” and many more with his infamous band. This raw electric sound ushered in a new era of blues and Chicago, Chess Records, and Muddy Waters where the epicenter.
In this lesson Tom Feldmann takes you through 6 of Muddy’s staple slide tunes in Open G, Open D and Standard Tuning. Feldmann teaches each song slowly, phrase by phrase, making this a perfect lesson for those new to playing slide as well as the more seasoned players looking to get deeper into the mind and music of the great Muddy Waters.
Titles Include: I Can’t Be Satisfied, I Feel Like Going Home, Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Blues, You’re Going to Need My Help I Said, Long Distance Call, She Moves Me
113 minutes – Level 2/3 – Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD