A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters
did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters
noticed in the first place – and although electric, a version of Chicago blues that still has a fair bit of rootsy touches too. The notes are great – a very detailed assessment of Muddy
's music and career by Pete Welding – done at a key time before Waters
hit bigger fame, and softened his edges a bit. Titles include "I'm Ready", "Honey Bee", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "She Moves Me", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Too Young To Know", "I Want You To Love Me", "Rollin Stone", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Long Distance Call", "Standing Around Crying", "Still A Fool", and "Walking Through The Park".
(Cover has a cutout hole.)