Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began working in the late seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky Records, earning both the artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them.
Their final studio recording King Bee, shows the artist and producer in very rare and rockin form. The 1981 blues smash features a plethora of Muddy Waters originals, as well as tip of the hat to Slim Harpo with Muddys classic rendition of King Bee.
Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great Johnny Winter on guitar, James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop Perkins on piano, King Bee would go on to become one of the more revered studio albums in Muddy Waters extensive recorded catalog.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits King Bee, Muddy continues to rock the house through a treasure trove of 9 more blues champions which made this LP the classic that it is. The album features classic gems like his classics I Feel Like Going Home, Champagne And Reefer, and Deep Down In Florida. Noted for introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, King Bee is just another example of how important this late blues masters music was and still is to millions of fans across the globe.
Friday Music is proud to announce another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary final studio masterpiece King Bee.
King Bee has been mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso for the first time on audiophile 180g vinyl.
To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, Friday Music has enhanced this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inner photos, which now are a permanent part of the inside gatefold art, which show the man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Pressed at RTI
1. I'm A King Bee
2. Too Young To Know
3. Mean Old Frisco
4. Forever Lonely
5. I Feel Like Going Home
6. Champagne & Reefer
7. Sad Sad Day
8. (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble
9. Deep Down In Florida #2
10. No Escape From the Blues