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Muddy Waters — I Can't Be Satisfied
Album: Hard Again
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I'm goin' away to leave
Won't be back no more
Goin' back down south, child
Don't you want to go?
Woman I'm troubled, I be all worried in mind
Well baby I just can't be satisfied
And I just can't keep from cryin'.

Well I feel like snappin'
Pistol in your face
I'm gonna let some graveyard
Lord be your resting place
Woman I'm troubled, I be all worried in mind
Well baby I can never be satisfied
And I just can't keep from cryin'.

Well now all in my sleep
Hear my doorbell ring
Looking for my baby
I couldn't see not a doggone thing
Woman I was troubled, I was all worried in mind
Well honey I could never be satisfied
And I just couldn't keep from cryin'.

Well I know my little old baby
She gonna jump and shout
That old train be late man, Lord
And I come walking out
I be troubled, I be all worried in mind
Well honey ain't no way in the world could we be satisfied
And I just can't keep from crying.
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I prefer his solo versions.
Saw him play the Commodore Ballroom in 1981 in Vancouver, BC. Awesome. 
 indatube1 wrote:
On_The_Beach wrote:

Thank you, LP.
Guess there are some very different opinions as to what it means to 'matter'.
Johnny Winter was da best at everything he did. Period.
And unless you saw him live I don't want any arguments.
Nuff said
 
I wish people could figure out how to reply to comments. It's really quite simple.
Anyway, the only part of the comment above that I actually wrote was "Thank you, LP", which was a reply to LowPhreak's comment, pointing out that there are lots of great white blues players out there. Yeesh.
 LowPhreak wrote:


I can name several white blues players who mattered just as much as JW. Jesus get over the provincial mindset.

 


Guess there are some very different opinions as to what it means to 'matter'.
Johnny Winter was da best at everything he did. Period.
And unless you saw him live I don't want any arguments.
Nuff said

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Thank you, LP.
Guess there are some very different opinions as to what it means to 'matter'.
Johnny Winter was da best at everything he did. Period.
And unless you saw him live I don't want any arguments.
Nuff said
 

"I just can't be sati'fied," –awesome!
Got that CD! Great tunes all the way through! {#Cheers}
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey....

What's going on with the title of the song and the album?

I thought RP was a clean and wholesome radio station...like its listeners. 
 
Maybe it was a very early Viagra slogan....?  LONG (hehehe) Live RP!!
Hey....

What's going on with the title of the song and the album?

I thought RP was a clean and wholesome radio station...like its listeners. 
 LowPhreak wrote:
I can name several white blues players who mattered just as much as JW. Jesus get over the provincial mindset.
 
Thank you, LP.
Now I'm really sad... thank you blues.
 thewiseking wrote:
Yeaaah! Johnny Winter on guitar. The only white bluesman who ever really mattered.

 

I can name several white blues players who mattered just as much as JW. Jesus get over the provincial mindset.

Muddy's fantastic vocals along with ultimate playing by super Johnny    GODLIKE
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Blues players are graded by subdermal melanin? Did not know. Any other areas of life segregated this way?

 

% At George's office, Carl enters

George: May I help you?

Carl: I'm the exterminator.

George: Oh, yes of course, come in.

Carl: Why didn't you want me to bring my equipment or wear my uniform?

George: Yes, well, if the other people in the office saw that I called an exterminator, they would just panic. Besides, this is sort of a friendly visit. Carl, right?

Carl: Do I know you?

George: Yeah, sure, we met at Jerry Seinfeld's apartment. When you fumigated for fleas over there.

Carl: Seinfeld... Oh yeah, funny white guy, right?

George: Jerry? Yes, I suppose he is white. You know, I never really thought about it. I don't see people in terms of color. You know, there's someone I'd like you to meet. Hang on... (To phone) Is Mr. Morgan in?

Phone: Mr. Morgan left for dinner.

George: He left... huh... Carl, you hungry?


No comments: just play loud and enjoy pure real blues!!
It's clearly Muddy Waters.{#Yes} The greatest blues voice?

 thewiseking wrote:
Yeaaah! Johnny Winter on guitar. The only white bluesman who ever really mattered.

 
Oh i dunno... Gregg Allman?  Charlie Musselwhite? John Mayall?  Johnny Winter can play but his voice is horrible....
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}
 thewiseking wrote:
Yeaaah! Johnny Winter on guitar. The only white bluesman who ever really mattered.
 Blues players are graded by subdermal melanin? Did not know. Any other areas of life segregated this way?
I do like that twang.   {#Cowboy}{#Fire}
{#Clap}  {#Clap}   {#Clap}  {#Clap}  {#Clap}  {#Clap}
Takes me back 50 years when the Rolling Stones cover got me into the Blues, and I been there ever since!!!!!{#Bananapiano}
Bumped to 10!
 thewiseking wrote:
Yeaaah! Johnny Winter on guitar. The only white bluesman who ever really mattered.

 

Harsh.    We brits would always have a spot for Eric Clapton (a.k.a slowhand or God) in the blues pantheon.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Here it is, the whole cloth from which all else is made.

 
{#Meditate}

bit of wisdom indeed!
shake whatcha mama gave u
Yeaaah! Johnny Winter on guitar. The only white bluesman who ever really mattered.
Nothing erudite from me...
just YES!! YES!! YES!!

{#Bananasplit}
{#Clap}  Oh Yea!

Happy Birthday Muddy Waters!!
 toterola wrote:

That "Captured Live" album has the definitive version of several of Johnny's songs, including "Roll With Me", "Bony Maronie", "Rock and Roll People", "It's All Over Now", "and "Highway 61 Revisited". I think any or all of these would be a good fit here. I've been jammin' that album for 34 years, and it never gets old! {#Bananajam}
 
Album: John Dawson Winter III, cut entitled "Stranger In This Town" might make the upload.
Hitchhiked to New haven to see Muddy open for the Allman bros in 1974 or 1975. Quite the show.
There is just no satisfying some people......
Thataway RP!!!  {#Bananapiano}
{#Music}   {#Angel}
This song drives me out! Yea))
This could be my very favorite Muddy tune!!  Turn it up everybody!!!!  {#Cowboy}
{#Hearteyes}
 vicariance wrote:
I might be able to like this song, but the mellifluous Cara Dillon preceded it, and the contrast makes this noise.
 
With all due respect, you got it backwards, sir.  ("An ass pocket of whiskey."  Great line!)

Muddy Waters and Johnny Winters. Makes me want to get an ass pocket of whiskey.
I might be able to like this song, but the mellifluous Cara Dillon preceded it, and the contrast makes this noise.
9 {#Arrowu}  10..Yea


Go Johnny Go! {#Bananajam}
{#Bananapiano}
Met the man back in 79 at Peaches Records, in Rockville,Md. Was very nice to me and answered all my questions. Little did I know how much more I'd like his music, till after he died.
 

 zlsdad wrote:

I have tried to add some Johnny Winter to the library, but the good people on LRC rejected him.  Time to try again.
 
That "Captured Live" album has the definitive version of several of Johnny's songs, including "Roll With Me", "Bony Maronie", "Rock and Roll People", "It's All Over Now", "and "Highway 61 Revisited". I think any or all of these would be a good fit here. I've been jammin' that album for 34 years, and it never gets old! {#Bananajam}
 flatpicker wrote:
Always great to hear Muddy Waters!

I remember when I was in my early teens, and pretty much the only stuff I listened to was metal.
My father was a potter, and I remember his apprentice listening to some interesting music.
So I asked him to make some tapes for me.
The first handful of cassettes he gave me consisted of The Grateful Dead, The Band, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters.
From my first listen, I was hooked on all of them.
I recall listening to that Muddy Waters over and over again as I rode the bus to school.
That stuff changed my life!

 
Was your father's name Harry?
Harry (the)Potter


Always great to hear Muddy Waters!

I remember when I was in my early teens, and pretty much the only stuff I listened to was metal.
My father was a potter, and I remember his apprentice listening to some interesting music.
So I asked him to make some tapes for me.
The first handful of cassettes he gave me consisted of The Grateful Dead, The Band, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters.
From my first listen, I was hooked on all of them.
I recall listening to that Muddy Waters over and over again as I rode the bus to school.
That stuff changed my life!

Just a few years back I didn't give a s*it about blues. That has changed...getting older is actually quite sweet. Excellent song. JUMP AND SHOUT!
 DaveInVA wrote:
Damn, really showing my age here, saw him live at Grant Park, Chicago in 1968....
 
I have Muddy Waters late '60's envy =/

Damn, really showing my age here, saw him live at Grant Park, Chicago in 1968....
 hippiechick wrote:
Why does HOB have to charge such a high service charge for tix? And why do they just about make you take your clothes off to frisk you at shows?
 
Because they can?

:(

I love the way Johnny Winter yells, "Yeah, we got that one down!" at the end....
I remember buying my first Muddy record - coming to him as most of us have from the rock and roll gods who in turn worshipped at his altar.  The experience definitely gave me a deeper sense of the timeless connections between the experiences of all of us humans.

9
Excellent choice and make more songs Muddy. This is, in fact, my ringback tone!!
Here it is, the whole cloth from which all else is made.

Awesome.


Oh yeah! Volume {#Arrowu}
no comment -   9.
Very nice. Thanks for the great music
 pojms wrote:
muddy waters & johnny winter did some great stuff together late in Muddy's life. the "Blue Skies" recordings melt my old heart and have caused many people to see the light
 
I have tried to add some Johnny Winter to the library, but the good people on LRC rejected him.  Time to try again.


 healyf52 wrote:

Now this is more like it!


  Amen to that!



This of course is absolutely awesome. I would love if you played some more of the old-timey stuff.
garthwb wrote:
The Muddier the better, baby....
Amen, brother!
Absolutely incredible. Never heard this track before. Gotta love Muddy...
The Muddier the better, baby....
Oh yeah, tappin' my feet, clappin' my hands with the beat ... whoops, I'm at work. Oh well!
muddy waters & johnny winter did some great stuff together late in Muddy's life. the "Blue Skies" recordings melt my old heart and have caused many people to see the light
:bananajam:
I wondered who was doing slide. olsaltybastard wrote:
I recognized Johnny Winter on guitar immediately. These two together is a really nice treat at the end of my work day.
Dunno... it's fun, but I struggle to see how it's Godlike.
'Em there is the blues.
There are similarities, but there similarities in an lot of standard blues pieces.
Anyone else notice that this tune is almost interchangeable with "Deep Elem Blues"? (At least the way the Dead sing it)
Now this is more like it!
Absolutely SICK!!!! Gawd I love the blues!!!!
hippiechick wrote:
Why does HOB have to charge such a high service charge for tix? And why do they just about make you take your clothes off to frisk you at shows?
True. I was man-handled for a show at HOB. Tickets were no cheap and beer was $$$$.
You just can't beat a good bit of old-time shitkicking blues from one of the all-time masters. Brill!
Why does HOB have to charge such a high service charge for tix? And why do they just about make you take your clothes off to frisk you at shows?
Yeah! :bananajam: Incredible feeling of "being there in the same room as the band". Can't help but stomp my foot on this one.
I recognized Johnny Winter on guitar immediately. These two together is a really nice treat at the end of my work day.
:dancingbanana: Let the caged bird sing
djblitz wrote:
From a bygone era that will never be duplicated, LLLOOOVVEEE IT!! Easily, a 10/10. :bananajam:
So true. The music itself can be replicated technically, but not with the visceral emotion that went with it. These guys are like the old WWII veterans. Not too many of them left from that magical era. See them now, if you can.
Lovin' this set of countrified blues and R&B. Keep it coming!
more dancing bananas! :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananapiano:
Picken your ass off....yeaa!!!
MtnGoat wrote:
Stoopid question warning: Where do you see the actual ratings counts for a song? C. Edit: I mean I see the range at the top of the page, but where can I see who voted what? Thnx.
Stoopid ansa warning: Place mouse pointer over the column of the histogram to see, for example, 1 votes: 0 or 9 votes 267 etc.
There's just something about that raw blues guitar that make me happy. :bananajam:
From a bygone era that will never be duplicated, LLLOOOVVEEE IT!! Easily, a 10/10. :bananajam:
:bananasplit: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :good-vibes:
:bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam: DON'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL ALRIGHT?
SaintAwesome wrote:
Makes me wanna drink whiskey and die in Mississippi. Love it.
Yeah, me too. I won't feel my life is complete until I make it to Clarksdale! I'm gonna try to avoid dying there though!
I'm all in my sleep Hear that doorbell ring Lookin' for my woman, boy See 'nother dogone man :bananajam: :guitarist: :yes:
so raw and yet so smooth that's Muddy don't it make you feel alright?
:music:
Ya'll know what I'm talkin' about! 10
Makes me wanna drink whiskey and die in Mississippi. Love it.
dot tosses jhonny a cheap beer. cheap brail beer. dot.
Johnny produced about four of Muddy's albums in the 80's. hmmm, I guess the time has come to upload Johnny's version of Highway 61 from his second album called Second Winter with his brother Edgar. His cover of Highway 61 was every bit as incredible as Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower. I read somewhere that Bob Dylan (songwriter of both songs :>), prefers Johnny's to his own...
go johnny go.
Not too often one hears Muddy going acoustic. Probably a first for me. Brilliant !
thats what im talkin bout. johnny winter on guitar, and wailin too. never hear johnny out hear. only a pale imitation of johnny and hendrix; stevie ray.
Mugro wrote:
Woman, I'm trouble, and I just can't be satisfied!!! What lyrics!!
And true of the man too. But where is "Champagne and Reefer" -- that's the Muddy I wanna hear!
"I Can't Be Satisfied" Album="Blues Sky" October 1976; Westport, CT Johnny Winter, guitar/screaming :guitarist: Rockin' God!
8)
As much as I like some blues, I can't seem to resonate with Muddy Waters....don't like the style of the song. Reminds me to much of Hee Haw!
Woman, I'm trouble, and I just can't be satisfied!!! What lyrics!!
Pyro wrote:
I'd be willing to BET that it IS Johnny! And I agree re the slide playing.
Without question it's Winter. Voice and slide!
Wow...a Muddy song I enjoy. His voice is like syrup and the slide work is like honing a dull knife on a steel...and I like that. And MAN, the beat does a lot for this song, too.
Muddy!
federico wrote:
Have you noticed? 93 votes and nobody gave this song a 1 or 2, yet. Must be a record for RP ....
Stoopid question warning: Where do you see the actual ratings counts for a song? C. Edit: I mean I see the range at the top of the page, but where can I see who voted what? Thnx.
Gregorama wrote:
Mo', Mo', Mo'! It sounds like Johhny Winter shoutin' in the background. He did some recording with Muddy. I would bet that's his slide--even though I agree it sounds like Bonnie.
I'd be willing to BET that it IS Johnny! And I agree re the slide playing.
MisterVErb wrote:
i'll see that nine...
You're right! NINE! I call.
i'll see that nine...
trekhead wrote:
Can I get an "8" for the Muddy?....
I'll see your 8 and raise you one. Fantastic tune.
federico wrote:
Have you noticed? 93 votes and nobody gave this song a 1 or 2, yet. Must be a record for RP ....
What's with the 3's and 4's and such? World's gone maaaad.
Have you noticed? 93 votes and nobody gave this song a 1 or 2, yet. Must be a record for RP ....
Teko wrote:
Holy crap, wow.
Exactly. (What a great segue from Jelly Roll Morton to Muddy . . . timeless and sublime)
That's MISTER McKinley Morganfield.
truk77 wrote:
All bow to the slide guitar god. I love the work in this song.
Not to say that Muddy doesn't play a mean slide, the work done in this song is actually Johnny Winter's. Rumor has it, that when they went into the studio, Muddy wouldn't play anything acoustic but since Johnny was the producer... well you figure it out. Nevertheless, amazing slide work!
trekhead wrote:
Can I get an "8" for the Muddy?....
No, but you can get a 10 !!!! :D/