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Label: Chess ?– 9033-60035 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Released: 1975 Genre: Blues
A1 Why Are People Like That Written-By – Bobby Charles 3:35 A2 Going Down To Main Street Written-By – McKinley Morganfield 3:57 A3 Born With Nothing Written-By – McKinley Morganfield 5:20 A4 Caledonia Written-By – Fleecie Moore 6:14 B1 Funny Sounds Written-By – McKinley Morganfield 4:32 B2 Love, Deep As The Ocean Written-By – McKinley Morganfield 5:10 B3 Let The Good Times Roll Written-By – Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard 5:13 B4 Kansas City Written-By – Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller* 5:09
Credits Bass, Guitar – Fred Carter* Drums, Bass – Levon Helm Guitar – Bob Margolin Harmonica – Paul Butterfield Organ, Accordion, Saxophone – Garth Hudson Piano – Pinetop Perkins* Producer – Henry Glover Saxophone – Howard Johnson (3) Vocals, Guitar – Muddy Waters
Notes This album was recorded in Bearsville's Studio at "Turtle Creek" February 6th and 7th, 1975.
When The Band's drummer Levon Helm set up a Woodstock-based recording studio and production company in 1975, his first client was the legendary bluesman Muddy Waters. Surrounding him with familiar sidemen Pinetop Perkins and Bob Margolin, plus such simpatico rock and blues stalwarts as The Band's Garth Hudson on accordion and organ, Paul Butterfield on harp, and Howard Johnson on saxophone, the 60-year-old Waters responded with the smoothest and most supple singing of his career. These two sessions are as delightful as any in his long association with Chess Records, and they signify his last album with that label. Among this Grammy Award-winning work's highlights are Muddy's original composition "Born with Nothing," featuring his stinging signature slide; his joyful R&B covers of "Let the Good Times Roll," Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City," and Louis Jordan's "Caledonia," this last graced by a looping Hudson accordion solo.