I'm Ready - (Import CD)
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- Chicago Blues
- Mono / Stereo
- Johnny Winter
- I'm Ready (Epic)
Personnel: Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Winter (guitar, slide guitar); Walter Horton, Jerry Portnoy (acoustic & electric harp); Pine Top Perkins (piano); Bob Margolin (bass); Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (drums).
Also available in a 3-pack with HARD AGAIN and KING BEE.
Personnel: Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Johnny Winter (guitar, slide guitar); Jimmy Rogers (guitar); Jerry Portnoy, Big Walter Horton (harp); Pinetop Perkins (piano); Bob Margolin (bass guitar); Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Margolin.
Muddy Waters brought the Mississippi Delta blues sound to Chicago, electrified it (literally and figuratively), and made history. There is not a blues performer, or blues-oriented rock performer (the Rolling Stones got their name from a Waters tune), or "roots"-oriented performer in any genre who does not own something to Muddy Waters. In the late '70s, Waters' fire had not only not dimmed with time; it was burning hotter than ever, and he KNEW that he ruled the world. The man sang with passion, yet had the easy confidence of a person who knew his racket backwards and forwards. Here, he's backed by some young guns, Johnny Winter and Bob Margolin; as well as older (but still firm) hands, Walter Horton and Jimmy Rogers. The program holds few surprises--it's mostly blues standards, making clear that it's not what you say, but how you say it. No new ground is broken--I'M READY gets its fire from a big, craggy yet good-hearted voice that can stop you in your tracks, surrounded by players whose hot sound can cut through you like an icy wind. Recommended to old fans and neophytes alike.
- Country of Origin
- Epic (USA)
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Muddy Waters
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I'm Ready
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] 33 Years
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Who Do You Trust
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Copper Brown
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Mamie
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Rock Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Screamin' and Cryin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Good Morning Little School Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] No Escape From the Blues - (previously unreleased, Bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] That's Alright - (previously unreleased, Bonus)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Lonely Man Blues - (previously unreleased, Bonus)
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (p.95) - 5 stars out of 5 - "I'M READY reunited Waters with Jimmy Rogers...the chemistry between the two freed everyone to swing more."
Down Beat (p.68) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "Waters sings and plays slide guitar with complete mastery of pitch gradations..."
Dirty Linen (p.59) - "[T]he best track is 'Rock Me' with Waters and Rogers exchanging lead parts and clearly having a ball."
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- Dave Still
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