Muddy Waters: Feel Like Going Home
Feel Like Going Home
Muddy Waters (guitar, vocals)
Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy / Folk Singer (Chess MCA CHD-5907)
Muddy Waters (guitar, vocals).
Composed by McKinley Morganfield (based on “Walkin’ Blues”).
Recorded: Chicago, September 1963
Rating: 98/100 (learn more)
And so we come full circle back to that great standard identified as "Walkin' Blues." Muddy Waters had essayed a classic version early in his career, released on the flipside of "I Can't Be Satisfied" (the early Aristocrat 78), but 15 years later during the sessions for Folk Singer, his quiet album with backing mostly by Buddy Guy, the slide master hauled out his old red Telecaster and went to town, or at least back to Mississippi, for a Waters-only solo performance of slow and stately beauty, the guitarist carefully exploring every note, the ghosts gathering at Stovall's Plantation, the twangy amplified strings rollin' and tollin' in the Delta night, his echoey voice sighing resignedly, "All I had was gone."
Reviewer: Ed Leimbacher