Now at 33 1/3 RPM!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original 1964 Chess analog masters
200-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Gatefold jacket with extra photos!
There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. It's been an audiophile staple for years. 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.
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.
In the best 100 LPs list of recommended pieces by Michael Fremer, Pure Analogue Sound.