Muddy Waters

One of the most significant figures in the development of postwar blues music, singer-songwriter Muddy Waters' deceptively simple yet powerful songs came to define the electrified Chicago sound, which in turn, had a ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1915 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Music (34)

I Am Ali 2014 (Movie)

("I'm Ready") (Song Performer)

Stand Up Guys 2012 (Movie)

("Hoochie Coochie Man") (Song Performer)

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

("I Want To Be Loved") (Song Performer)

Red 2010 (Movie)

("I Want To Be Loved") (Song Performer)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

"I Can't Be Satisfied" (Song Performer)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

("Got My Mo Jo Working") (Song Performer)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("My Home Is On The Delta") (Song Performer)

The Zodiac 2006 (Movie)

("Trouble No More") (Song Performer)

The Devil's Rejects 2005 (Movie)

("I Be's Troubled") (Song Performer)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Hootchie Cootchie Man") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

("Stuff You Gotta Watch") (Song)

Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

("Crosseyed Cat") (Song Performer)

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

("Little Girl") (Song Performer)

Dogfight 1991 (Movie)

("Good Morning Little School Girl") (Song Performer)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

(credited as McKinley Morganfield) "Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock-n-Roll) (Song)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

("Still a Fool") (Song Performer)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Better Off Dead 1985 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

(credited as McKinley Morganfield) "Mannish Boy) (Song)

Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1979 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

("Mannish Boy") (Song Performer)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Song)

Street Girls 1973 (Movie)

("Mother's Bad Luck Child" "Walking Blues") (Song Performer)

Street Girls 1973 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Motorcycle Gang (TV Show)

Song
Actor (2)

Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One of the most significant figures in the development of postwar blues music, singer-songwriter Muddy Waters' deceptively simple yet powerful songs came to define the electrified Chicago sound, which in turn, had a lasting influence on generations of rock-n-roll and blues players. Waters' deep, masculine voice was his calling card, and he could wield it in a wide variety of tempos, from slow and sensual on "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "King Bee" to an earth-shaking stomp on rockers like "Got My Mojo Workin'" and "Mannish Boy." These and other songs marked his initial rise to prominence in the early '50s through Chess Records, and their tremendous impact could be felt throughout popular music, most notably through British Invasion players like the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds, who drew heavily on his work. Waters fell out of fashion in the 1960s, only to experience a rebirth in the 1970s through collaborations with American bluesman Johnny Winter. Their work together generated countless Grammys and worldwide respect from the blues community until Waters' death in 1983. In the decades that followed, his stature in popular culture continued to grow, and Waters' best work came to represent for many listeners the sound of the blues: earthy, sexy, unstoppable.

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