Muddy Waters’ ‘Fathers and Sons’ is a double studio album recorded on April 21–23 and 24, 1969 in Chicago and released in August 1969 by Chess Records.
Track Listing : 1.All Aboard (Mckinley Morganfield) – 02:52 . 2.Mean Disposition (Mckinley Morganfield) – 05:42 . 3.Blow Wind Blow (Mckinley Morganfield) – 03:38 . 4.Can’T Lose What You Ain’T Never Had (Mckinley Morganfield) – 03:06 . 5.Walkin’ Thru The Park (Bernard Roth) – 03:21 . 6.Forty Days And Forty Nights (Bernard Roth) – 03:08 . 7.Standin’ Round Cryin’ (Mckinley Morganfield) – 04:05 . 8.I’M Ready (Willie Dixon) – 03:39 . 9.Twenty Four Hours (Eddie Boyd) – 04:48 . 10.Sugar Sweet (Mckinley Morganfield) – 02:18 . 11.Country Boy (Mckinley Morganfield) – 03:20 . 12.I Love The Life I Live (I Live The Life I Love) (Willie Dixon) – 02:45 . 13.Oh Yeah (Willie Dixon) – 03:38 . 14.I Feel So Good (Big Bill Broonzy) – 03:00 . 15.Long Distance Call (Mckinley Morganfield) – 06:37 . 16.Baby, Please Don’T Go (Big Joe Williams) – 03:03 . 17.Honey Bee (Mckinley Morganfield) – 03:56 . 18.The Same Thing (Willie Dixon) – 05:59 . 19.Got My Mojo Working, Part 1 (Preston Foster, Mckinley Morganfield) – 03:22 . 20.Got My Mojo Working, Part 2 (Preston Foster, Mckinley Morganfield) – 02:54
Musicians : Muddy Waters – Vocals, Guitar . Otis Spann – Piano . Michael Bloomfield – Guitar . Paul Butterfield – Harmonica . Donald “”Duck”” Dunn – Bass Guitar . Sam Lay – Drums . Paul Asbell – Rhythm Guitar . Buddy Miles – Drums On (20) . Jeff Carp – Chromatic Harmonica On (1) . Phil Upchurch – Bass Guitar On (1)
Production : Produced By Norman Dayron . Ron Malo – Engineer . Reice Hamel – Engineer
Package : Cary Baker – Liner Notes . Frank Driggs – Photography . Vartan – Art Direction . Don Wilson – Artwork
Recorded On April 21–23 & 24, 1969 At Tel Mar Studios And The Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, Both In Chicago, Illinois.
Released In August 1969 By Chess Records.
In the end, though, what really counts is that all the assembled musicians provided Muddy Waters with just the kind of sympathetic but contemporary backing he needed to put his music across to a new generation. While his legend was already secure, this music resurrected his career and led to a string of future live and recording successes. One listen and you’ll know exactly why. […]
Actually, the performances are surprisingly conservative efforts — certainly not the sort of exciting or fruitful cross-generation, cross-stylistic music one might have been led to expect from the lineup; Waters and Spann (and perhaps drummer Sam Lay) representing the modern Chicago blues mainstream, Bloomfield, Butterfield and Duck Dunn signaling more recent extensions of modern electric blues styles. […]
After Muddy’s experiments with psychedelia on his past two album Electric Mud and After the Rain he returned to more basic blues stuff. Even if I like both of his previous two records a lot I must say that it was great that he returned to his classic sound. The result was this album right here. One of my favourite blues albums ever is this 1969 album by Muddy Waters. […]