The lowdown from the father of Chicago blues.
Arguably the heaviest bluesman ever, Muddy Waters literally electrified the Chicago blues world with the 1948 release of his first single on Chess Records ("I Can't Be Satisfied"). By taking the Robert Johnson and Son House-inspired acoustic Delta blues that he had played in Mississippi and firing it up with raw amplification, he created the blueprint for generations of Chicago blues players. Bob Margolin played guitar in Muddy Waters' band for 7 years in the '70s, absorbing his music first-hand. In this DVD, he shares the secrets of Muddy's solo guitar and ensemble work and covers 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. Includes the songs Blow Wind Blow; I Can't Be Satisfied; Rollin' and Tumblin'; Big Leg Woman; Kind Hearted Woman; and more. As a special bonus, this DVD includes rare performance footage of Muddy. 52 minutes.