Wikipedia : This day (April 30, 1983), in Westmont, Illinois, died McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters, an American blues musician.
Official Site : Waters’ use of amplification gave his guitar playing a new, powerful, striking edge and sonority that introduced to traditional music a sound its listeners found very exciting, comfortably familiar yet strangely compelling and, above all, immensely powerful, urgent.
Rolling Stone : After the mid-Fifties Waters never had another Top 10 R&B single, but his albums began to reach rock listeners. Into the Sixties, Waters appeared at concerts and festivals nationally, such as the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, where Muddy Waters at Newport was cut.
@last.fm : Waters reigned over the 1950s Chicago blues scene; he was its most popular artist and led its tightest band, fueled by hits from Willie Dixon, its strongest composer. On all these fronts, however,
@Discogs : American blues musician and considered by many to be a founder of the modern Chicago Blues style. A powerful inspiration in the emergence of the electric blues oriented groups in the UK during the 60s.
Video : Manish Boy . w/ Rolling Stones – Champagne And Reefer (1981) . Everything’S Gonna Be Alright (1979) . w/ Sonny Boy Williamson – Got My Mojo Working . w/ Fogha – I Just Want To Make Love To You (1978) . w/ Clark Terry – Stormy Monday Blues (1977) . The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock And Roll) (1977) . Blow Wind Blow (1971 ) .