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Muddy Waters Folk Singer LP 200 Gram Vinyl Analogue Productions Bernie Grundman QRP 2015 USA

Artist: Muddy Waters
Title: Folk Singer
Catalog Number: APB 1483
Label: Chess
Reissued by: Analogue Productions
Barcode: 753088148316
Original release year: 1964
Reissue year: 2015
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 200gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 519gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: April 8, 2017
Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100: Yes
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of the best is Muddy Waters Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots.

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rated 282/500

Featured in Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100

  • Limited Edition
  • 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Cut from Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings
  • Deluxe Gatefold Cover with extra photos

 

 

Folk Singer has been an audiophile staple for years. It always gets a bunch of play at hi-fi shows. It's a no-doubter demonstration disc.

There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.

 

Folk Singer represents a departure from the electric 'urban' blues sound that Muddy Waters pioneered. This all-acoustic collection of recordings illustrates his deep-rooted rural blues influences, reminiscent of the sides he made nearly twenty-five years prior in Mississippi.


Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums. This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.

 

"Worried that the folk-music fad was luring listeners away from the blues, Chess Records directed Waters to record with acoustic instruments. These sessions — by Waters, Willie Dixon and a young Buddy Guy — went astonishingly well, and this pioneering "unplugged" set is beloved by blues and folk fans alike." - Rolling Stone

 

"Folk Singer is a true audiophile war-horse... The playing is direct and unfettered, emphasizing the emotional rawness of the blues, and the sound is spacious and reverberant, creating a sonic atmosphere that fits the music especially well... Kassem made sure to hunt down the actual master tapes, refusing to use safety or backup copies. Perhaps it's this or the modifications made to the presses at QRP, but the sound... is extraordinary - gracefully detailed and supremely focused. An original pressing of Folk Singer may have greater cachet for a record collector, but this is likely the definitive version for people who value the music." - Mark Mickelson, The Audio Beat


 

Track Listing:

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

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com 

 

 

 

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