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Muddy Waters — Howling Wolf
Album: Muddy Waters Live
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Released: 1975
Length: 5:43
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You know I'm a howlin' wolf, and I been howlin' all around your door
Well you know I'm a howlin' wolf, and I been howlin' all around your door
If you give me what I want little girl, and you won't hear me howl no more

You know when I get-ta howlin', I dig me a hole down in the ground
Well when I get-ta howlin', I dig me a hole down in the ground
Some people call me a black panther, but my baby, she knows the way I sound

I'll howl so long, ya know it make my time go slow
I'll howl so long, if you give me what I want little girl
And you won't hear me howl no more

Well when I get-ta howlin', they call me "Too Bad Jim"
Yeah when I get-ta howlin', ya know they call me "Too Bad Jim"
You know I get so bad sometime
I get real bad..., and I be jumpin' from limb to limb!
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I could have sworn I heard, "some people call me a black Lennon."
 idiot_wind wrote:
Did you all hear Johnny Winter playing and then at end of song, hear him call out that mannish boy's name? 

 
 

How could you not? Johnny Winter cracks me up shoutin like Animal from the Muppets! 
 Tomasni wrote:
From me a weak 7 
 
Bless your heart.
From me a weak 7 
 markybx wrote:
10
 
Yup. Couldn't be anything less than a 10.
10
Did you all hear Johnny Winter playing and then at end of song, hear him call out that mannish boy's name? 

 
 Slam wrote:

Just saw this. Yup, I was there for a lot of it. I have a table from Fry's that serves as my desk that I'm typing from just now. Saw John Lee Hooker and many others there. The story was that the guy that ran the place had a sister who worked for one of the big concert promoters (CPI) in Toronto. She would book mid-week performances in London as bands were transiting between Toronto and Detroit/Chicago. Saw Simple Minds there (this is a smallish bar mind you folks) on my 25th birthday.

 
All right!  Thanks for sharing Slam.  I remember seeing John Lee Hooker.  Downchild Blues Band was a regular and despite being Canadian and pasty-faced, that band was hot too.

Yes, sometimes being strategically located between much larger urban centres pays dividends. 
 westslope wrote:
Anybody here take in Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf at Fry Foggles in London, Ontario circa mid-70s?  

Small, intimate with a dance floor.  It could not get any better! 

 
Just saw this. Yup, I was there for a lot of it. I have a table from Fry's that serves as my desk that I'm typing from just now. Saw John Lee Hooker and many others there. The story was that the guy that ran the place had a sister who worked for one of the big concert promoters (CPI) in Toronto. She would book mid-week performances in London as bands were transiting between Toronto and Detroit/Chicago. Saw Simple Minds there (this is a smallish bar mind you folks) on my 25th birthday.
Let it rip Muddy...{#Bananajam}
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
Great set of photos on the slideshow for this one
 TerryS wrote:
Untidy, presumptuous, walking talking club blues
And quite good tootle loo
Apparently that is how they talk in NY. 

 
Classic Blues:  Balls + Attitude.  Solid 9 for me (Muddy has better tunes.)
Untidy, presumptuous, walking talking club blues
And quite good tootle loo
Apparently that is how they talk in NY. 
 oldman wrote:

Little before Bobcat
sounds much more like Johnny Winter 
Which fits, as Johnny was doing production for Muddy during his comeback, and occasional guest spots touring.

 

 
Spot on ole chap, cheers! (clink), love love love Muddy
 Sounds like Bobcat Goldthwait to me...

Jelani wrote:
Is that Cheech Marin at the end yelling "Muddy Waters"?

 


 hayduke2 wrote:
not for everyone, but Super Top-Notch for the Sophisticated Worldly Hosh-Posh Party Crowd, pip pip my dear 

 
Yes, Muddy Waters is quite popular among the aristocracies of the world.
Is that Cheech Marin at the end yelling "Muddy Waters"?
Anybody here take in Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf at Fry Foggles in London, Ontario circa mid-70s?  

Small, intimate with a dance floor.  It could not get any better! 
 jkamm14 wrote:
Anyone who comments "this music is terrible!" is not invited to any of my parties. {#Tongue-out}

 
Anyone who does not invite people to their parties just because they don't like one song is not invited to any of my parties.

Which I do not throw anyway.

Well not until I am done building that damnable house on that damnable land... I think I hear the ghost wolves again... when will this torment ever end ?!

Anyway, I do not want any musical elitist to start stabbing any of my other hosts... that would be nasty... we only stab hosts who are certified blood sacrifice material...
Anyone who comments "this music is terrible!" is not invited to any of my parties. {#Tongue-out}
{#Bananajam}
not for everyone, but Super Top-Notch for the Sophisticated Worldly Hosh-Posh Party Crowd, pip pip my dear 
 tutakea wrote:
obviously only created to hurt people. i´ll never understand why anyone would like this kind of mu... eh noise...

 
agree!  
obviously only created to hurt people. i´ll never understand why anyone would like this kind of mu... eh noise...
 oldman wrote:

Little before Bobcat
sounds much more like Johnny Winter 
Which fits, as Johnny was doing production for Muddy during his comeback, and occasional guest spots touring.

 

 
True this is.  Bobcat was in high school when this came out or was rereleased as the date is listed  as 1979.
Johnny definitely brought out the best in Mud
I wish I could just hit repeat!   Hit the spot, and that spot needed hitting today.
 lemmoth wrote:

you got cut off.  You meant to say "Way too long since I treated myself to a dose of this fantastic blues from the man, Muddy."

 
Yeah.  That would be my interpretation, too.
 Gednabb wrote:
Way too long
 
 
 
you got cut off.  You meant to say "Way too long since I treated myself to a dose of this fantastic blues from the man, Muddy."
Way too long
 
 

I saw Johnny Winter at Billtown Blues Fest in Williamsport, PA. two years ago.  Good performance. Sorry to hear of his passing.


 Kilroy wrote:
My favorite part of the song is where Bobcat Goldthwait screams "Muddy Waters" at the end.

 
Little before Bobcat
sounds much more like Johnny Winter 
Which fits, as Johnny was doing production for Muddy during his comeback, and occasional guest spots touring.

 
 Kilroy wrote:
My favorite part of the song is where Bobcat Goldthwait screams "Muddy Waters" at the end.

 
{#Lol}


Sounds a lot like Long Distance Call off the old vinyl Fathers and Sons Album from the 70's.  But Muddy wrote both so no big deal, I suppose.
{#Bananapiano}  The VERY excellent Mr. Waters
Masterful!!!!
My favorite part of the song is where Bobcat Goldthwait screams "Muddy Waters" at the end.
The Man is Awesome!!!!  and that Winters boy is freakin Wild!!!  



remember Scorcese's Last Waltz, man Muddy was phenomenal 
the kind, folks......{#Guitarist}{#Dancingbanana}
Bad ass he is....
I can't work now.. I'm all hot and sweaty.   My, my, my that's some sexy stuff....

{#Drool}
Oh I LOVE this song!!

Getting my Muddy fix today!!
Some crazy guitar, but way past fun!
Is that Johnny Winter playing with Muddy on this song?  I believe it is...
He can make his guitar talk!
{#Devil_pimp}  Luv me some Muddy Waters!!  Thanks RP!!
 Cynaera wrote:
I'm ashamed to admit that I can't even remember the last time I was completely saturated in the mood of music while I was playing... This song is one of the epitomes of what comes out of magic, when everyone is in the pocket and the groove is so tight it's like the entire group is psychic.

Magic.  I think Muddy Waters inspires that in anyone with whom he performs.
 

I agree...  miss you so much, Cynaera...

 
Grrroooovy baby. :)
 westslope wrote:

I thank the Gods that Muddy Waters performances were a common, frequent activity in my young adulthood.

 

The parents are right.  We just have no idea how damn lucky we are!

I was also fortunate to see Muddy and several other now immortal Blues Musicians when I was in my 20's.  Wonderful memories. I was very fortunate indeed.

Electric Mud album.  Liner notes said it was his first time picking up an electric guitar.  For me it was way ahead of its time.


I so love Muddy Waters!!  Johnny Winter is an amazing guitar player, but his voice just kills me... It sounds like that noise my cat made when I accidentally stepped on his tail....
I do believe I hear me Johnny Winters on guitar drunk out of his mind...
Well, I'll be damned. A talking guitar.
Luv Muddy!!  {#Roflol}
 fredriley wrote:
Old blues lyrics sure are filthy and sexy, once you get behind the code :o)
 

True. <big smile>  Moreover, the innuendo is classy.  No need to gratuitously offend other folks.

 

Respect.


I thank the Gods that Muddy Waters performances were a common, frequent activity in my young adulthood.

 

The parents are right.  We just have no idea how damn lucky we are!


 Balthazar wrote:

I would add Big Bill Broonzy, who is just outstanding guitarist and singer.

 
Not sure why his name is not mentioned more often. He had a birthday recently, the local station did a special about him. Quite amazing, easily up there with those other legends.

 fredriley wrote:
Old blues lyrics sure are filthy and sexy, once you get behind the code :o)
 
And damn fine they are too...phew!
I'm ashamed to admit that I can't even remember the last time I was completely saturated in the mood of music while I was playing... This song is one of the epitomes of what comes out of magic, when everyone is in the pocket and the groove is so tight it's like the entire group is psychic.

Magic.  I think Muddy Waters inspires that in anyone with whom he performs.


This is soooo funny!  Awesome!

 
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
quite excellent.  Sounds like Bobcat Goldthwait on the intro
 
So it's not just me?  Thank you. 

Keef Richards here. The Blues don't get better than this.
(Buy my new bio)
Old blues lyrics sure are filthy and sexy, once you get behind the code :o)
 Balthazar wrote:

I would add Big Bill Broonzy, who is just outstanding guitarist and singer.

 
Thanks for the heads up.  I had to make sure Big Bill Broonzy excisted!  Amazing

 iscoot4peace wrote:


Yes: Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Willie Dixon...so many more.
 
I would add Big Bill Broonzy, who is just outstanding guitarist and singer.

    {#Notworthy}..i'v been so lucky,seen this Man,many times.

 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
I have a new-found appreciation for Muddy Waters and other blues style artists...

Any suggestions on others to check out similar to Muddy? 
 

Well, my suggested and favorite blues artists does not really sound like Muddy Waters, but if you want true original blues, IMO, there is none better than Leadbelly!{#Yes}
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
I have a new-found appreciation for Muddy Waters and other blues style artists...

Any suggestions on others to check out similar to Muddy? 
 

Yes: Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Willie Dixon...so many more.

MUDDY WATERS!!

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
quite excellent.  Sounds like Bobcat Goldthwait on the intro
 
Sounds like Johnny Winter to me

12!
I have a new-found appreciation for Muddy Waters and other blues style artists...

Any suggestions on others to check out similar to Muddy? 
quite excellent.  Sounds like Bobcat Goldthwait on the intro
Let's hear some Howlin' Wolf!!  Please?{#Dancingbanana}
he the man{#Hearteyes}
 Dahnyul wrote:
I heard Faith Hill do a cover of Janis Joplin's 'Piece of My Heart' and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I think I just shook my head in disbelief.
 
Now that is unbelievable! A sacrilege, too!

(Kinda like Lily What's-Her-Nose covering ELO and Martha Wainwright ruining See Emily Play.)

 TheJack wrote:
For those of you wondering about the source and band - this is from "Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live" from 1979. The band is Muddy Waters on vocals and guitar, "Pine Top" Perkins (piano), James Cotton (harp) and additional guitar from Johnny Winter and Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson This is one of the series of albums that Muddy collaborated with Johnny Winter which inlcudes, "I'm Ready", "King Bee" and "Hard Again". If you like Muddy these are good recordings from the later phase of his career.
 
bump

cuz the collaborations with Winter are GOOD

Wow-ouch!

 

yes!  this is the charismatic and legendary Mr. Muddy Waters "The Father of Chicago Blues", born McKinley Morganfield;

excellent album called Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live, taking care of that he was recorded a live in 1979,  with the limitations of recorded of this time;  not as now the digital writings, that since the raw matrix of the studio original, are remade and modified with cosmetic (of comparable laboratory to the Photoshop but for music) after-production will be music that they delude some defects and incapacities of the musicians, and that they make them parac better er of what in the reality they are.

** 9 **



 Alifreckles50 wrote:
amazing stuff.....now, please Bill, follow it up with something from Howlin' Wolf?
 
Like Wolf's version of Muddy Waters?

Yeah, I waded in them muddy waters....


Goddess, I love this, but it's a little bit much for 6:52 am PDST.  Just a leetul.
A 20 right here.
Oh, fabulousssss... Perfect for a steamy summer afternoon. Well done, Bill. :cheers:
Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!
bokey wrote:
Johnny Winter was born before he was, so it's the other way around.Animal probably listened to him as a kid growing up and stole his voice.
It's not 'theft', it's 'homage'. c.
I got to see Muddy 4 times and he was always the Real Deal. And the tour with Johnny Winter was fantastic.
Makes that Willy Porter guy sound kinda silly.
amazing stuff.....now, please Bill, follow it up with something from Howlin' Wolf (born Chester Burnett). How about some "Spoonful"?
What I wouldn't give for a time machine to go back and see this show live.
it would be fine without johnny chiming in every second...
You want a definition of eclectic? How bout Violent Femmes Cake Willy Porter Muddy Waters
mrselfdestruct wrote:
Johnny Winter sounds like Animal from the Muppets.
Johnny Winter was born before he was, so it's the other way around. Animal probably listened to him as a kid growing up and stole his voice.
What a way to start my week! Awesome.
Damn the blues...............ROCKS!
ack! just give him what he wants already so he'll stop this howling on this station.
and willie dixon while you're at it! siloco wrote:
Great song. Now how about adding the REAL Howling Wolf to your play list?
10!!!!
ohhhhh....yaaaaaaaa...sing it baby
Faithful_Fool wrote:
WOW, Johnny Winter in the background. Most excellent!!
i was on his concert this year in Amsterdam... he still kicks ass :) too bad i was never able to see Muddy live
:guitarist: :music:
i hate to say anything negative after all these positive comments, but this leaves me running for the mute button.
ScottN wrote:
Even our most respected musical fathers, artists respected universally, as Muddy is, occasionally re-cycled their hooks. This is his song Long Distance Call almost note-for-note.
Good point ScottN. As perfect a structure as the twelve-bar-blues is, it can only accomodate so much variety. But somehow, it doesn't matter. If the blues has taught us anything (and by God if it hasn't we haven't been listening) it's that it's how you say it (and play it) that matters. Case in point: I heard Faith Hill do a cover of Janis Joplin's 'Piece of My Heart' and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I think I just shook my head in disbelief.
Thanks TheJack for the info. I was wondering about the harp player earlier And thanks Bill for the quick change from the boringly dull three tracks before this!
Even our most respected musical fathers, artists respected universally, as Muddy is, occasionally re-cycled their hooks. This is his song Long Distance Call almost note-for-note.
For those of you wondering about the source and band - this is from "Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live" from 1979. The band is Muddy Waters on vocals and guitar, "Pine Top" Perkins (piano), James Cotton (harp) and additional guitar from Johnny Winter and Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson This is one of the series of albums that Muddy collaborated with Johnny Winter which inlcudes, "I'm Ready", "King Bee" and "Hard Again". If you like Muddy these are good recordings from the later phase of his career.
!10!
Great song. Now how about adding the REAL Howling Wolf to your play list?
Blues doesn't come any better than this.
The_Seeker wrote:
It's hard to get more visceral than this. A 10 only because there's nothing higher.
If someone figures out how to get more visceral than this, I want to be there to see and hear it!
This is just greeeeeaaaaat stuff. Can anyone confirm Paul Butterfield on the harp? :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
Another example of the kind of music we old codgers grew up with and consider to be the best. Really. Thank you RP once again!
It's hard to get more visceral than this. A 10 only because there's nothing higher.
Faithful_Fool wrote:
WOW, Johnny Winter in the background. Most excellent!!
Yeah, I just heard that too!!
mrselfdestruct wrote:
Johnny Winter sounds like Animal from the Muppets.
He sounds like Cheech to me.
:clap: :music:
WOW, Johnny Winter in the background. Most excellent!!
Johnny Winter sounds like Animal from the Muppets.
brighthue wrote:
OMFG = 10
Times 2 !
Yummy. I've decided that RP is where the musical "foodies" of the world live.