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No one was more influential in shaping and transforming the blues than Muddy Waters. Born McKinley Morganfield in the plantations of the Mississippi Delta, Waters brought the sounds of the south, north and provided the link between the deep Mississippi Delta blues and the hard-edged, urban and electric Chicago blues more than any other musician. It would be a sound that would forever change the sound of music and influence a generation of musicians from The Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix to Bob Dylan.


Robert Gordon, author of "Can't Be Satified: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters"

This program aired on August 23, 2002.

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