Damn Right... Muddy and Buddy Got the Blues!


March 3rd, 2004 ~ We've got the Blues... and American Routes focuses on two of the genre's heavyweights: the late Muddy Waters from Rolling Fork, MS, and the very much alive Buddy Guy formerly of Baton Rouge, LA. First, a portrait of Muddy from his band members James Cotton, Willie Smith and Bob Margolin, with biographer Robert Gordon. Then Buddy Guy who played guitar with Waters as a young rising star on the influential 1964 LP "Muddy Waters: Folk Singer," and has been regarded as one of finest players of electric city blues for years. We'll talk with Guy about his extraordinary life, his most recent CD "Blues Singer," an acoustic tribute to the '64 Muddy album, and his present-day Chicago nightclub devoted to the blues.

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  • Open Bed: Fast Boogie Little Walter
    The Essential Little Walter, MCA
  • Got My Mojo Workin' Muddy Waters
    The Best of Muddy Waters: The Millennium Collection, MCA
  • Feel Like Going Home Muddy Waters
    Folk Singer, MCA
  • Everyday I Have the Blues B.B. King
    King of the Blues, MCA
  • Blues is a Woman T-Bone Walker
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954, EMI
  • I Got A Right To Sing the Blues Billie Holiday
    The Essential Billie Holiday: Songs of Lost Love, Verve
  • Potato Head Blues Louis Armstrong
    The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Sony
  • All Blues The Rebirth Marching Jazz Band
    New Orleans Brass Bands: Down Yonder, Rounder
  • Instrumental: I Can't Be Satisfied Bill Frisell
    Have A Little Faith, Nonesuch
  • Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones
    The Rolling Stones, Now, ABKCO
  • I'm the Wolf Howlin' Wolf
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Muddy Waters Pt.1 with Robert Gordon, Bob Margolin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Marshall Chess
  • Instrumental: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Pickin' On The Rolling Stones
    Pickin' On The Rolling Stones, CMH
  • SEGMENT: Muddy Waters Pt.2
  • Open Bed: Lucy Mae Blues Buddy Guy with Eric Clapton
    Blues Singer, Silvertone
  • Low Down Blues Whistler & His Jug Band
    Ruckus Juice & Chitlins, Vol.1: The Great Jug Bands, Yazoo
  • Blues Stay Away From Me Doc Watson
    Memories, Sugar Hill
  • Lovesick Blues Charley Pride
    In Person, Koch
  • Home of the Blues Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black 1954-1958, Bear Family
  • Memphis Chuck Berry
    His Best, Volume 1, MCA
  • Operator Grateful Dead
    American Beauty, Warner
  • Instrumental: Hastings Street Boogie John Lee Hooker
    Graveyard Blues, Specialty
  • Airport Blues Silas Hogan
    Trouble: The Best of Excello Masters, Excello
  • Hold that Plane Buddy Guy
    The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vanguard
  • INTERVIEW: Buddy Guy
  • Catfish Blues Jimi Hendrix
    Blues, MCA
  • Instrumental: Tempo's Boogie Lionel Hampton
    The Lionel Hampton Story: Flying Home, Proper
  • Jesus Will Fix It For You Sonny Treadway
    None But the Righteous: The Masters of Sacred Steel, Rope-A-Dope
  • Bedside of a Neighbor The Dixie Hummingbirds
    Thank You for One More Day, MCA
  • Yearnin' Oliver Nelson
    The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Impulse
  • Blues in the Night Bobby Bland
    Turn On Your Love Light, MCA
  • End Bed: Jumpin' At Apollo Illinois Jacquet
    Jumpin' At Apollo, Delmark