Listen To Muddy Waters “Mannish” With Johnny Winter
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The blues were a huge inspiration for later forms of music, notably rock. When we think of the blues, we often think of Muddy Waters since he is one of the most prominent figures in the history of the music. Through his electrifying live performances and heartfelt recordings, he has cemented his legacy as the modern Chicago Blues’ progenitor.
Furthermore, in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, Muddy Waters unexpectedly makes an appearance and begins playing “Mannish Boy” in one of the film’s most memorable sequences. On the night of the memorable farewell concert for The Band in 1976, Waters stood out among the gathering luminaries. A blues musician who shuns showy language, he testifies, “I can make love to you girl in five minutes’ time — ain’t that a man!” among the glitterati of the singer-songwriter class.
The words to “Mannish Boy” were a statement of manhood, and Waters’ trademark agonized delivery gave them more weight. To propel “Mannish Boy,” he reused the same straightforward but potent guitar riff from “Hoochie Coochie Man,” which went on to become one of the most influential blues songs of all time.
Like several fantastic songs, notable artists have went on and gave their own renditions, but nothing could still beat the classic Muddy Waters’ version. Pair that with Johnny Winter’s fantastic riff-playing, and we have here a gem, provided below.