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Albums Of The Week: Muddy Waters | The Montreux Years

The blues icon has his mojo working overtime on this compilation of classic cuts.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “An unstoppable blues colossus, the father of Chicago blues, Muddy Waters, was the hot ticket during his run of appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the 1970s.

Already a cultural and musical force to behold when festival director Claude Nobs first caught him live in 1965, Waters found critical acclaim outside of the U.S., sparking the blues revival in the U.K. and finding a clamouring crowd in Montreux. The Montreux Years brings together an impressive repertoire of Waters’ blues classics, from the chugging standard Mannish Boy and genre-defining I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man to the stripped-back majesty of Rosalie, all oozing with effortless style and Delta swagger.”