Muddy Waters

Blues Masters

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This collection has been issued several times by Delta under different titles (Muddy's Blues, Jazz Masters), all with the same sequence of songs drawn from the Chess vaults. Nothing here is particularly essential, but the playing is wonderfully loose and raw, and seldom-performed songs like "Iodine in My Coffee" and "Diamonds at Your Feet" are definitely worth hearing. The lead track here, "The Stuff You Gotta Watch," is one of Muddy's best tunes, making this disc (whatever its title) worth picking up if you find it in the bargain bins.

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