Essential Listening: Muddy Waters

This is roots stuff. Muddy Waters is the father of electric blues. Along with Son House and Robert Johnson, they were Mississippi delta blues players that influenced Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mike Bloomfield, Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Freddy King, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and many other players that followed in their footsteps.