Happy Birthday, Muddy
McKinley Morganfield was born today in Jug's Corner in Issaquena County, Mississippi, in 1913. Better known as Muddy Waters, the father of Chicago-style blues, he's one of the great American musicians. After his death, John Hammond said:
"Muddy was a master of just the right notes. It was profound guitar playing, deep and simple... more country blues transposed to the electric guitar, the kind of playing that enhanced the lyrics, gave profundity to the words themselves."