Raisin’ Music Records and CRS proudly announce the release of ‘Muddy Waters 100’ on July 24, 2015. This officially authorized centennial tribute to Muddy Waters, ‘Muddy Waters 100’ is a once-in-a-lifetime CD that celebrates, commemorates and contributes to the musical legacy of this American icon. Produced by 2X Grammy nominated producer Larry Skoller (‘Heritage Blues Orchestra’/’Chicago Blues: A Living History’), the CD is contained in a collectible CD-sized hard-cover book with 48 pages illustrated with black and white photography by some of the greatest photographers of Muddy’s time. Also included is an original essay by Robert Gordon, Grammy-winning author of the definitive Muddy Waters biography ‘Can’t Be Satisfied – The Life and Times of Muddy Waters’.
‘Muddy Waters 100’ includes 15 newly recorded tracks featuring Muddy Waters Band alumni and many of today’s most preeminent American blues and roots artists including John Primer, Gary Clark jr., James Cotton, Keb’ Mo’, Johnny Winter, Derek Trucks, Bob Margolin, Billy Branch and Shemekia Copeland backed by some of the greatest musicians on the Chicago blues scene including The Living History Band featuring Kenny ‘Beedy Eyes’ Smith (drums — son of longtime Muddy drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith), Johnny Iguana (keyboards), Felton Crews (bass) and Billy Flynn (guitar).
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