Hello again in another blog today is friday and it's time for the friday blues menu and like esual every friday we do a menu for a famous artist and today we dedicated to the one and the only Muddy waters or  McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), was an American bluesmusician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".

Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar and the harmonica, emulating the local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. He was recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941 In 1943, he moved to Chicago to become a full-time professional musician. In 1946, he recorded his first records for Columbia Records and then for Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.
In the early 1950s, Muddy Waters and his band—Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elgin Evans on drums and Otis Spann on piano—recorded several blues classics, some with the bassist and songwriter Willie Dixon. These songs included "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "I'm Ready". In 1958, he traveled to England, laying the foundations of the resurgence of interest in the blues there. His performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 was recorded and released as his first live album, At Newport 1960.
Muddy Waters' influence was tremendous, not just on blues and rhythm and blues but on rock and roll, hard rock, folk music, jazz, and country music. His use of amplification is often cited as the link between Delta blues and rock and roll . 

Awards and recognition

Grammy Awards

Muddy Waters Grammy Award History[48]
1972Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingThey Call Me Muddy WatersfolkMCA/Chesswinner
1973Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingThe London Muddy Waters SessionfolkMCA/Chesswinner
1975Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingThe Muddy Waters Woodstock AlbumfolkMCA/Chesswinner
1978Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingHard AgainfolkBlue Skywinner
1979Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingI'm ReadyfolkBlue Skywinner
1980Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingMuddy "Mississippi" Waters LivefolkBlue Skywinner

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four songs of Muddy Waters among the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.[49]
Year recordedTitle
1950"Rollin' Stone"
1954"Hoochie Coochie Man"
1955"Mannish Boy"
1957"Got My Mojo Working"

Blues Foundation Awards

Muddy Waters: Blues Music Awards[50]
1994Reissue Album of the YearThe Complete Plantation RecordingsWinner
1995Reissue Album of the YearOne More MileWinner
2000Traditional Blues Album of the YearThe Lost Tapes of Muddy WatersWinner
2002Historical Blues Album of the YearFathers and SonsWinner
2006Historical Album of the YearHoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Recordings, Volume 2, 1952–1958Winner


Year InductedTitle
1980Blues Foundation Hall of Fame
1987Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1992Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award