This is an album that I've been listening to pretty consistently for the past month or so. Apparently, in 1964, in order to cater to the folk crowd, Muddy was asked to lay down his electric guitar and play some stripped-down delta blues. The result was this album. What really blows my mind is its recording quality. It's amazing to me how much raw emotion can be conducted through such restrained songs -especially on the first few tracks. Give the first cut on the album a try below. This was put out on Chess Records and featured Willie Dixon on bass, Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar, and Clifton James on Drums.
Muddy Waters: My Home Is In The Delta