Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 282/500!
Folk Singer is a heralded recording from the 'King of the Delta Blues' -- equally for its sonic qualities as for its content. Originally released on Chess in 1964, this title has repeatedly surfaced on audiophile's top twenty lists for its superior sound, rare for most true pre-80s blues recordings.
Folk Singer represents a departure from the electric 'urban' blues sound that Muddy Waters pioneered. It is an all-acoustic collection of recordings that illustrates his deep-rooted rural blues influences, reminiscent of the sides he made nearly twenty-five years prior in Mississippi. This release features McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) on vocals and guitar, supported by the great Buddy Guy on guitar, blues legend Willie Dixon on bass and Clifton James on occasional drums.
1. My Home Is In The Delta
2. Long Distance
3. My Captain
4. Good Morning School Girl
5. You Gonna Need My Help
6. Cold Weather Blues
7. Big Leg Woman
8. Country Boy
9. Feel Like Going Home
10. You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had (Bonus Track)
11. The Same Thing (Bonus Track)