Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (1964) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:15 minutes | Scans included | 1,63 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 746 MB
Muddy’s “unplugged” album was cut in September of 1963 and still sounds fresh and vital today. It was Muddy simply returning to his original style on a plain acoustic guitar in a well-tuned room with Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on second acoustic guitar. The nine tracks are divvied up between full rhythm section treatments with Buddy and Muddy as a duo and the final track, “Feel Like Going Home,” which Waters approaches solo. What makes this version of the album a worthwhile buy is the inclusion of five bonus tracks from his next two sessions: An April 1964 session brings us Willie Dixon’s “The Same Thing” and Muddy’s “You Can’t Lose What You Never Had,” while the October 1964 session features J.T. Brown on sax and clarinet on “Short Dress Woman” and “My John the Conqueror Root,” as well as “Put Me in Your Lay Away,” another strong side. Folk Singer offers both sides of Muddy from the early ’60s.
01. My Home Is In The Delta
02. Long Distance Call
03. My Captain
04. Good Morning Little School Girl
05. You Gonna Need My Help
06. Cold Weather Blues
07. Big Leg Woman
08. Country Boy
09. Feel Like Going Home
10. The Same Thing [Bonus Track]
11. You Can’t Lose What You Never Had [Bonus Track]
Mastered fo this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.