Thursday, March 24, 2011

Music Library: Muddy Waters, Mudhoney, Mumps, Muppets

Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings (1941-42), Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues (1941-64), and Muddy Waters At Newport (1960).  Everyone's favorite cuddly bluesguy, Muddy Waters was one of the first to put Delta blues together with electric guitars, and thus epitomizes what most of America thinks about when they think about the blues.  The Plantation Recordings includes his first recordings from the 40s and are acoustic, sounding much like Son House and Robert Johnson. The Scorcese collection leaps from one of these Plantation songs into the electric Chicago blues that made Waters his name.  The Newport album is a barnburning live set.  I don't know that I want or need any more Muddy Waters, though.

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988). Outside of "Touch Me I'm Sick" the rest of this album is only ok.  That single is a killer, though.

The Mumps - Fatal Charm (1995).  The Mumps were a CBGBs band from the late 70s who played some excellent power pop.  This collection puts together everything they did between 1974 and 1980, and it's well worth hunting down.

The Muppets - "C Is For Cookie."  And that's good enough for me.


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