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 - Electric Mud

  • Muddy Waters

    Electric Mud LP (1968)

    Cadet Concept ‎

Ranked #91 in the Soul Strut 200

One of a couple albums on Chess subsidiary Cadet Concept that took aging bluesmen and repackaged them for the "hippy" generation.  Like Howlin' Wolf's The Howlin' Wolf Album released a year later, Electric Mud is Muddy Waters with wah wah and fuzz.   Panned by the blues community as a novelty record, years later these albums would be celebrated by funk and psych collectors as well as the crate digging contingent.  Highlights include "Tom Cat", a pumped up funky version of his tune "I Just Want to Make Love to You", and the most earnest blues cut on the album "Let's Spend the Night Together".  Waters detested this record even though it sold well in places like the UK.  He was relieved to be back on track with his style of Chicago blues on 1969's After the Rain.


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