Muddy Waters – Guitar Signature Licks
Jun 01 2015
Arguably the heaviest bluesman ever, Muddy Waters literally electrified the Chicago blues world with the 1948 release of his first single on Chess Records (“I Can’t Be Satisfied”). By taking the Robert Johnson and Son House-inspired acoustic Delta blues that he had played in Mississippi and firing it up with raw amplification, he created the blueprint for generations of Chicago blues players.
Bob Margolin played guitar in Muddy Waters’ band for seven years in the ’70s, absorbing his music first-hand. In this DVD, he shares the secrets of Muddy’s solo guitar and ensemble work and covers slow blues, boogie blues, slide guitar and guitar bass lines in standard and open tunings. Bob even plays an original song that he wrote as a tribute to his former mentor. As a special bonus, this DVD includes rare performance footage of Muddy. Also included concert of Bo Diddley.
This DVD is not for beginners, unless you want to buy it and practice with it for a few years. But if you’re already playing some blues (especially the worn out, trite, SRV kind) and want a change, this DVD will absolutely affect your life in a very positive way.
The teaching style is more of – “I can do it and here’s how it’s done.” Not much explaining. It’s more like “I played it, now you play it.” But what more could you ask for? Do you think Muddy or Robert Johnson, would have made a “Here’s how to play like me” DVD. Nope. Legend has it that RJ turned his back to play so no one could see what he was doing.
The cool thing is that this is a DVD. So you can pause, rewind, slow down, and repeat specific parts until you are close to Bob, who is close to Muddy. Then when you’re close, you can blend it with your own style (please) and let yourself come out in the music.
Includes the songs:
- Blow Wind Blow
- I Can’t Be Satisfied
- Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Big Leg Woman
- Kind Hearted Woman
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: Dolby AC3, 7 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.3 Gb