Guitar Signature Licks: Muddy Waters

Hal Leonard   (1999) / Region 1
Guitar Signature Licks: Muddy Waters

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Guitar Signature Licks: Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters literally electrified the Chicago blues world in 1948 with the release of his first single, I Can't Be Satisfied b/w Feel Like Going Home, on Chess Records. By taking the Robert Johnson-and Son House-inspired acoustic Delta blues that he had played back in Mississippi and firing it up with raw amplification, he created the blue print for generations of Chicago blues.

Arguably the heaviest bluesman ever, Muddy sang from the depths of human emotion while wringing heart-wrenching screams from his slide guitar. When he added a second guitarist and rhythm section to his music, he invented the sound of not only the modern blues combo but countless rock bands, as well.

Muddy Waters' guitar style reflects the blues tradition all the way back to the roots of classic American song form. By learning the secrets of his technique, you can get your own mojo working for you.

Bob Margolin

"Steady Rollin" Bob Margolin played guitar in Muddy Waters' band for seven years in the seventies. During that time he was afforded the privilege of absorbing the master's music firsthand. Along with Jimmy Rogers, who was with Muddy in the fifties, he is the only other guitarist who can claim such a lengthy tenure with this giant of post-War blues.

Since the early eighties, Bob has played with the Legendary Blues Band (all alumnus of Muddy's bands) and has had a successful solo career. Currently, he is one of the rising stars on Alligator Records. Join him as he shares the secrets of Muddy's solo guitar and ensemble work. Some of the aspects covered are slow blues, boogie blues, slide guitar and guitar bass lines in standard and open tunings. Bob even plays an original song that he wrote as a tribute to his former mentor. The entire private lesson is delivered with clarity and Bob's deadpan humor.

Includes rare performance footage of Muddy as a special bonus.

Featuring these songs:

Blow Wind Blow

I Can't Be Satisfied

Rollin' And Tumblin'

Big Leg Woman

Kind Hearted Woman

Gone To Main Street

She and the Devil


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 30 2003
  • Production Year 1999
  • Empire SKU 468243
  • UPC Code 073999203509
  • Studio  Hal Leonard
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL


Rare performance footage of Muddy


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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