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Category: Muddy Waters

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Muddy Waters: He’s a Pepper, Too

From reading Robert Gordon‘s excellent biography of Muddy Waters – Can’t Be Satisfied –  I learned that the former McKinley Morganfield once made a little pocket change recording a radio spot for Dr. Pepper: Is it really true – as the YouTube video clip contributor asserts – that Randy Newman

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"Ooh Baby"/"Wrecking My Love Life"

“Ooh Baby”/”Wrecking My Love Life”: Bo Diddley, Song Surgeon

In a re-match of three blues heavyweights – Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Bo Diddley (taking Little Walter’s place) – The Super Super Blues Band from 1968 on Chess is classic stuff.  One of the blues deejays on DC’s WPFW (possibly Bill Wax) once played the album’s second track, which

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