Muddy Waters

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McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) was born on April 4, 1913 (some documents claim 1914 or 1915) and died on April 30, 1983, during his sleep, from heart failure. He moved to Chicago in 1940, already an accomplished blues musician. After recording for other concerns, he teamed up with the Chess Brothers to join their newly formed Aristocrat (Chess) Records in 1946.

Waters attracted the cream of musicians to his band and by 1953 the band included Little Walter, Otis Spann and Jimmy Rogers.

Waters remains one of the most influential blues and rhythm and blues artistes of all time.

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